A younger startup offering major take care of Medicare-eligible Hispanic adults introduced a partnership on Wednesday that it hopes will improve its affected person care, in addition to enhance workflows for its clinicians.
Austin-based Suvida Healthcare mentioned it is going to undertake Elation Well being’s major care-specific know-how platform — which includes an EHR, in addition to software program for affected person engagement, telehealth and income cycle administration.
Suvida was based in December 2021 by CEO Austin Pittman — who’s the previous CEO of UnitedHealth Group subsidiary OptumCare — and chief medical officer Ana Fuentevilla. Final fall, the startup started offering major care to Hispanic seniors in Texas.
“Regardless of the continued exponential progress of the Hispanic inhabitants within the U.S. over the past a number of years, America continues to do a poor job serving its distinctive wants. This has led to worse healthcare outcomes and a better prevalence of a number of power situations together with diabetes, coronary heart illness, weight problems and behavioral well being points,” Fuentevilla mentioned in a latest interview.
Her firm seeks to handle this downside by prioritizing care coordination and using clinicians who’re skilled to supply culturally related care. Beneath the startup’s mannequin, the members of a affected person’s care crew symbolize “the range of the neighborhoods they serve,” Fuentevilla defined.
Suvida’s groups ship care “within the language and setting that works greatest for the affected person,” together with in-person appointments on the startup’s neighborhood clinics, at-home visits and telehealth consultations, she added.
The corporate’s concentrate on Medicare-eligible sufferers separates it from different major care startups tailor-made for Hispanic sufferers, akin to Zócalo Well being. Moreover, Suvida acknowledges that household caregiving “is commonly a cornerstone” of Hispanic tradition, Fuentevilla identified. With this in thoughts, the corporate designed its care mannequin to help multigenerational households as they supply care to their seniors — Suvida gives coaching and assets to assist caregivers be energetic contributors in enhancing their beloved one’s well being outcomes, she mentioned.
The startup additionally tackles social boundaries to healthcare entry by offering sufferers with transportation providers and providing them focused academic and wellness programming inside its neighborhood facilities.
“Suvida seeks to create deep relationships with like-minded neighborhood organizations to additional promote continuous entry to essential social providers,” Fuentevilla declared.
The corporate presently gives providers within the Austin, Houston and Dallas-Fort Value markets, in addition to in Tucson, Arizona. Its new partnership with Elation was solid to assist develop Suvida’s value-based care operations, Fuentevilla defined.
She mentioned Elation beat out different EHR distributors due to its concentrate on each major care and value-based care. Moreover, the platform’s interoperability and strong open API entry permits Suvida to leverage knowledge simply, which might create a extra environment friendly expertise for each clinicians and sufferers, Fuentevilla declared.
“Leveraging a clinical-first EHR like Elation retains medical doctors glad, productive and targeted on serving their sufferers, whereas built-in workflows assist drive efficiency in Suvida’s value-based contracts,” she mentioned.
About 25,000 clinicians already use Elation’s know-how to ship care to greater than 12 million sufferers.
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