Equality Health is using predictive modeling to advance value-based care and help independent practice providers understand how to mitigate challenges that will increase their revenue while helping their patients.
How Equality Health’s Commitment to Excellence is Disrupting the Healthcare Ecosystem – in a Good Way
Equality Health knows that in order to be a “good disrupter” of the healthcare ecosystem they must be committed to excellence. This year the organization was recently recognized for this commitment. URAC accredited Equality Health for Case Management, certified it for Transitions of Care Designation and renewed its accreditation as a Credentials Verification Organization.
The COVID-19 pandemic was an epic stress test for the healthcare system in general, and it affected performance across the board in regard to value-based practice. Everything went in the wrong direction: inpatient numbers ticked up; quality suffered; wellness suffered — children did not get preventive-type care or immunizations, and people delayed cancer screenings.
Recently, Healthcare Innovation Editor-in-Chief Mark Hagland spoke with Tomás León, interim CEO of the Equality Health Foundation, regarding that organization’s activities in the past several months, and his perspectives on the issues and opportunities facing those working for testing and vaccination equity in the current pandemic situation.
With COVID-19, there’s been an increase in the number of people reporting anxiety, stress or depression. At the same time, there is currently a supply and demand problem due to a scarcity in psychiatrists – resulting in many patients having to wait 90-180 days for an appointment.