EmpiRx Health sponsors Techquity to advance the implementation of equitable technology in healthcare

MONTVALE, NJ, November 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — EmpiRx Health, the industry’s only value-based pharmacy benefits manager (PBM), is proud to announce its participation in the National Techquity Research Initiative. The initiative represents a collaboration between the HLTH Foundation, Ipsos and industry leaders focused on equitable health technology. It aims to assess progress in achieving technology-related health equity (“techquity”) in the US healthcare system and to facilitate the adoption of industry guidelines and best practices for equitable technology design and distribution. Participation in the initiative offers EmpiRx Health the opportunity to take meaningful action to address the inequalities exacerbated by the digital divide, which threatens to further widen the gap between underserved, vulnerable and marginalized populations and their ability to participate in the healthcare system .

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EmpiRx Health is proud to announce its participation in the National Techquity Research Initiative.

“Now is the time to advance healthcare equity through the lens of technology,” said EmpiRx Health CEO Karthik Ganesh. “The pandemic has exposed the cracks in our healthcare system and raised the alarm that healthcare equity must be a priority. EmpiRx Health has an unwavering focus on leveraging new technologies and deploying tailored population health management to provide equitable and proactive care to patients. We are excited to be collaborating with the HLTH Foundation and Ipsos on this important initiative to further underscore health equity in the broader public health debate.”

The adoption of digital tools and technologies in the healthcare industry has increased significantly in recent years, and technology will continue to play an increasingly important role in healthcare. Health technology has great potential to revolutionize the healthcare sector, but it also risks inadvertently deepening long-standing inequities among vulnerable populations. Technology’s impact on health outcomes must ensure that health data, tools and technologies are developed and made available to all segments of the public if they are to fulfill their duty to protect and promote the well-being of all.

“The cost of doing nothing on Techquity is something that marginalized people cannot afford, so we are taking steps to bring the industry together to define critical actions and measures as a starting point,” said Janna Guinen, Executive Director of the HLTH Foundation. “Ultimately, our success depends on leading healthcare companies embracing industry standards for equitable technological innovation as an integral part of their practice. To achieve this, we partner with leading healthcare and technology organizations such as ResMed, the National Minority Health Association and Digital Health for Equitable Health to ensure a lasting impact.”

As part of the Techquity initiative, industry sponsors, vendors and advocates will lead the development of two national surveys and desk research that will result in best practice definitions, actions and a Techquity roadmap for healthcare organizations to develop solutions that promote equity and inclusion , affordability, access and innovation in healthcare. These values ​​are at the core of EmpiRx Health’s mission as an industry leader committed to translating a diverse and equitable workplace into better healthcare and health equity across the industry.

Learn more about EmpiRx Health at EmpiRxHealth.com.

About EmpiRx Health

EmpiRx Health is the industry’s most clinically advanced and only value-based PBM and has received multi-year recognition on the Inc. 5000 lists of America’s fastest growing private companies. Our growth is fueled by the unique and customer-centric nature of our value proposition – a performance-based financial model with guaranteed savings, an industry-first and customized approach to health management, and an unparalleled high-touch service experience that has resulted in industry-leading customer retention rates.

About the HLTH Foundation

The HLTH Foundation advances equity, inclusion and opportunity in healthcare with a focus on underserved patients, healthcare professionals and innovators in digital health and health technology. The HLTH Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization owned by HLTH Inc.

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