LOS ANGELES, Nov. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthTech4Medicaid (HT4M), a national nonprofit dedicated to bringing technology innovation to Medicaid, has announced its organizational launch today. HT4M's vision is to further improve quality and access to care for Medicaid recipients by rapidly changing the pace of innovation. The organization is a mission-based market enabler that facilitates cross-sectoral, collaborative partnerships in health technology to radically change the pace of innovation in Medicaid nationwide. It is comprised of more than forty top healthtech CEOs from across the country, and is advised by an Expert Council that includes some of the most accomplished and experienced names throughout healthcare.
"Medicaid recipients and traditionally disadvantaged populations are often overlooked by new technology," said Leah Sparks, Co-Chair of HT4M and CEO of Wildflower Health. "Our goal is to use technology innovation to reimagine how these patients are served."
HT4M defines Medicaid innovation as the creation and use of technology to increase patient access, reduce costs, and drive better health outcomes in Medicaid programs, as well as the evolution of legislation and policy to enable greater innovation and use of health technology in the Medicaid program. Through providing educational programming, resources, and tools, HT4M will help forge partnerships among venture-backed entrepreneurs, payers, and providers.
"Our members and Advisory Council bring a broad range of expertise, resources and innovation to HT4M," said Abner Mason, Founder and Co-Chair of HT4M and CEO of ConsejoSano. "We're thrilled to bring the group together to drive real change in technology innovation for Medicaid."
HT4M CEO members include Abner Mason, ConsejoSano; Adam Kaufman, Canary Health; Andrew Le, Buoy Health; Andrey Ostrovsky, Concerted Care; Anjali Kataria, Mytonomy; Arun Gupta, Quartet; Bing Doh, HealthCrowd; Brenda Schmidt, Solera Health; Chris Nicholson, mPulse Mobile; David van Sickle, Propeller Health; Emily Chen, MediQuire; Eric Heil, BehaveCare; Erine Grey, Aunt Bertha; Gil Addo, RubiconMD; Glen Tullman, Livongo; Heskey Kutscher, CareDox; Ikenna Okezie, Somatus; Iyah Romm, Cityblock Health; Jacob Luria, Algorex Health; Jamo Rubin, TAVHealth; Jason Langheier, Zipongo; Jessica Harthcock, Utilize Health; Jini Kim, Nuna; Josh Golomb, Hazel Health; Juan Pablo Segura, Babyscripts; Justin Dangel, Ready Responders; Leah Sparks, Wildflower Health; Manik Bhat, Healthify; Matthew Loper, Wellth; Matt Sopcich, myStrength; Mindi Knebel, Kaizen Health; Pedram Afshar, Sage Health; Raymond Figueroa, Blue Cloud Pediatric Surgery Centers; Richard Hassett, Integra ServiceConnect; Russ Johannesson, Glooko; Sean Duffy, Omada Health; Si France, Welbe Health; Stephanie Tilenius, Vida Health; Tim Petrikin, Ampersand Health; Trip Hofer, AbelTo and Wolf Shlagman, CareAngel.
Advisory Council members include Castulo de la Rocha, AltaMed; Christian Seale, StartupBootcamp Miami; Claudia Williams, Manifest MedEx; Cristal Gary, Leavitt Partners; David Smith, AVIA; Francis Rienzo, Medicaid Health Plans of America; Greg Buchert, MD, Blue Shield of California's Care1st Health Plan; Jay Rosen, Health Management Associates; Jon Kaplan, Boston Consulting Group; Mark B. McClellan, MD, Robert J. Margolis Center at Duke University; Melissa Buckley, CHCF Health Innovation Fund; Molly Coye, MD, Executive in Residence at AVIA; Patrick Conway, MD, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina; Richard Bookman, UHealth Care Lab; Rich Roth, Dignity Health; Rishi Manchanda, MD, HealthBegins; Urmimala Sarkar, MD, UCSF and SOLVE Health Tech.
HT4M's organizational launch coincides with the National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD) conference, November 12-14, 2018 in Washington, D.C. For more information about HT4M, visit www.ht4m.org.
About HealthTech4Medicaid (HT4M)
HT4M is dedicated to supporting innovation in Medicaid. Our vision is to further improve quality and access to care for Medicaid recipients. We are a mission-based market enabler that facilitates cross-sectoral, collaborative partnerships in health technology nationwide, to radically change the pace of innovation in Medicaid with educational programming, resources and tools to facilitate cutting-edge fora and partnerships for venture-backed entrepreneurs, payers and providers. For more information, visit www.ht4m.org.
Acting Executive Director