Manik Bhat, on Dec 6, 2017 7:27:57 AM
At Healthify, we believe that there is more to health than healthcare. This belief is a part of everything we do - through our technology, our deep relationships with community partners, and in the strategic partnerships we build. Today, I’m excited to announce that Purple Binder, a pioneer in the development of community health solutions, will be joining the Healthify team. A union that is driven by a shared mission to build a world where no one’s health is hindered by their need.
Much evidence has been generated about the influence that unmet social needs have on our health. Social determinants such as food insecurity, access to affordable housing, and transportation play a significant role in an individual's health, accounting for more than 40% of health outcomes. We experienced the barriers that existed in identifying social needs, accessing the right information to address those needs, and the lack of accountability that made it difficult to close the loop on specific services while working in Baltimore.
We built Healthify to enable healthcare organizations to connect with community partners who can reduce the number of unmet social needs in a community. Through our platform healthcare organizations can implement their social determinant initiatives at scale and make operational, workflow and referral changes to understand and address the social determinants of health on the ground. In four short years, we've grown from a platform covering only four states to one that reaches over 15,000 healthcare staff across the county. Purple Binder joining our team is a continuation of that growth that will deepen our presence in the public sector and in critical areas of the country, like Chicago and California.
Following the closing of our Series A round, led by BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners, we’ve increased our focus in the development of solutions that connect healthcare and community partner stakeholders together to move the needle on social determinants. The integration of Purple Binder's community partner networks and data with Healthify allows us to increase our reach and strengthen our outcomes data to provide our clients with a better understanding of what success looks like for them. We’re building a stronger evidence-based infrastructure, for patients, healthcare organizations, governments, and community agencies to work together to improve health outcomes and reduce the cost of care.