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Rebuilding Puerto Rico’s Healthcare Infrastructure in the Cloud

Despite being a U.S. territory, Puerto Rico’s healthcare landscape is vastly different from the mainland. Federal funding for Medicare and Medicaid is 40-50% lower than the average U.S. state, creating financial strains for hospitals and providers managing those patients. Federal incentives for using electronic medical records are also far lower, with many hospitals and clinics choosing to stay on paper. At Health Gorilla, we’re committed to making interoperability actionable in real-world clinical practice.

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Kyruus is Helping Health Systems Make Better Patient Access a Reality

Health systems across the country have made a commitment to improving the consumer experience —90% of leaders in a recent Kaufmann Hall survey said this was a top strategic priority—but ongoing barriers have hindered better access to care. In fact, patients still frequently encounter appointment wait times of weeks or months; in fact, wait times in the U.S. have actually increased 30% since 2014. At Kyruus, we’re focused on solving what we call the associated “patient access paradox”–a situation in which patients wait long periods to see providers while appointment capacity simultaneously goes unutilized, even at top health systems.

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With Tricella, the Future of Family Caregiving Is an Easier Pill to Swallow

“One pill makes you larger and one pill makes you small.” So goes an infamous ‘60s rock song. But for the millions of families and caregivers looking after their loved ones, keeping track of a prescription pill regimen can be a very confusing affair. Add to it the fact that many of our elders are reluctant to take their medicine—for reasons ranging from stubbornness to forgetfulness to thinking they feel better already and no longer need the pills—and you have a preventable health crisis that adds a sizable debt in avoidable cost to the healthcare industry each year. Enter Tricella, a digital health start-up that launched in 2014.

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