INDIANAPOLIS, March 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Springbuk, a Health Intelligence software company, today shared its ability to proactively identify populations that might be more vulnerable to a variety of infections, including COVID-19, with the use of data that employers can access.
Springbuk, whose mission is to prevent disease with data, is hosting a free webinar on health benefits strategies that help companies and their employees address COVID-19 — register here.
Employers use Springbuk's Health Intelligence platform to customize employee health benefit plans. By applying the latest CDC-provided information against employee health data, Springbuk can also quickly identify segments of the population that might be more vulnerable to severe complications if exposed to specific diseases, including those like COVID-19.
"Companies that want to proactively protect the investment that they make in their greatest resource — their people — should consider evaluating their vulnerable populations and respond appropriately," said Janet Young, M.D., Springbuk's lead clinical scientist. "Organizations typically use our Health Intelligence platform to help solve complex health problems such as customizing employer healthcare plans and to provide the most suitable coverage at the most reasonable cost."
Springbuk's Health Intelligence goes beyond data warehouses and analytics to identify patterns among populations and those who might be at risk. The platform uses advanced learning techniques to surface and recommend preventative strategies and plans that will uniquely address those potential problems, which can be costly to both employers and individuals.
Understanding health trends for large populations and recommending direction for employers to provide the best healthcare coverage for employees is at the core of Springbuk's Health Intelligence platform — powered by clinical expertise and AI capabilities.
"We are focused on helping HR, benefits, and business leaders prevent disease in their employee populations," Springbuk CEO Rod Reasen said. "Our team of clinicians, data scientists, and health strategists have been working tirelessly to apply our technology to address COVID-19 and are excited about our ability to provide proactive recommendations to employers."
Springbuk knows that employers are eager to take important measures to protect their employees during this critical time. While information is available from the CDC on general risk factors, Springbuk advises using caution in taking that information too far and risk doing more harm than good. "Available information is helpful in identifying individuals potentially at higher risk for adverse outcomes. But it would take a big leap from the information available to try to differentiate any degree of risk among these higher-risk individuals," Dr. Young added.
Springbuk recommends that employers understand how their organizations can act on this data to get a comprehensive understanding of their employee health needs to design proactive, effective benefits plans.
Springbuk is a health intelligence platform empowering everyone in an employer's health ecosystem through actionable insights to improve their population's well-being and contain claims costs. Its platform is leveraged by employers, insurance brokers, on-site clinics, third-party administrators, and wellness vendors to identify avoidable medical and prescription spend. These insights allow every stakeholder to make smarter decisions regarding the health of their employee populations. As healthcare costs are rising, Springbuk is working with employers across the country to fight back. Learn more at www.springbuk.com.