Mobilizing data insights to impact health outcomes
Point32Health strives to understand and improve health inequities
The U.S. health care system is fractured—it works for some but doesn’t work for all. There are systemic differences in the opportunities groups have to achieve optimal health. Those differences could be determined by our identity, where we live or work, whether the doctor speaks our language, whether we can afford the appointment—and more.
Today, health inequities are far too common in the U.S. And that’s having dire effects on individuals who, because of their circumstances, are at the most risk—with delays in preventative care, diagnosis and treatment, worse outcomes and preventable deaths.
Avoiding inequities starts with understanding health equity, which means recognizing that each person has different circumstances and needs the right resources and opportunities for them, rather than the same ones for all.
At Point32Health, we believe that advancing health equity will mean centering care on access and compassion—for everyone.
While the system may be fractured, the right approach can heal it
That’s what we’re working to do at Point32Health—starting by knowing our members and communities in a way that is dynamic relevant and actionable. It’s why we created the Social Inequality Index (SII), which integrates into our Population Health Management tool to provide a comprehensive view of populations and individuals by burden of disease, geographies, demographics and utilization patterns. The addition of the SII will allow Point32Health to better understand social determinants of health for Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Tufts Health Plan members and strategically address and remove barriers to equitable care.
To learn more on how we’re investing in advancing health equity analytics and focused initiatives, download our report, “Health Equity: Mobilizing Data Insights to Impact Health Outcomes.”