NEW YORK – Feb 27, 2018 – VirtualHealth, the leading SaaS platform for care management, announced today a fully operational data exchange with Aunt Bertha, the leading Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Search and Referrals platform. This partnership will empower VirtualHealth customers to instantly identify community resources that support specific patient needs and social determinants of health. By integrating the most comprehensive database of social services and resources into the industry’s first cloud-native platform, VirtualHealth continues to lead the industry in whole-person care delivery.
Taking measures to address social determinants of health is a significant advancement in care management and population health. Studies have shown that behavioral and socioeconomic factors determine up to 60 percent of an individual’s overall health. Imbedding real-time access to social services and resources into the care management workflow ensures essential information is available to the care team precisely when it is most valuable.
“To move the needle on outcomes, healthcare organizations must be able to aggregate and act upon all data relevant to a patient’s health. This is especially true for high-risk populations,” said Adam Sabloff, CEO of VirtualHealth. “This partnership with Aunt Bertha furthers VirtualHealth’s mission to put the next best action in the care manager’s hands.”
Aunt Bertha’s platform aggregates and continuously updates information on community resources from every zip code throughout the United States. Care managers on the VirtualHealth platform can identify a patient’s social needs such as nutritious food, housing, employment, financial assistance or transportation, and, with a click, find the best community resources and programs located near the patient. Aunt Bertha also transmits VirtualHealth real-time data on patient referral status and impact analysis of services on patient outcomes.
“To achieve optimal health outcomes, we learned that effective care must encompass more than just the clinical component and that we must always consider and treat complex social needs,” said Aunt Bertha CEO Erine Gray. “Aunt Bertha is looking forward to supporting VirtualHealth in providing vulnerable populations with access to essential community programs.”
VirtualHealth is the first comprehensive platform purpose-built for integrated value-based care and is deployed by some of the most innovative plans in the country for the management of millions of members. Winner of the 2017 Frost & Sullivan Product Leadership Award, VirtualHealth delivers to payer and provider organizations the integrated capabilities needed to achieve a 360-degree patient view, driving the outcomes improvements and cost reductions required in today’s value-based care environment. The platform streamlines person-centered care/case and disease management and drives appropriate resource utilization through interdisciplinary collaborative workflows, broad spectrum interoperability, patient engagement, and configurable analytics and reporting. VirtualHealth empowers healthcare organizations to achieve enhanced outcomes while maximizing efficiency, improving transparency, and lowering costs. For more information, please visit www.VirtualHealth.com.
About Aunt Bertha
Aunt Bertha, a Public Benefit Corporation based in Austin, TX is the leading Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Search and Referrals platform. Used by most major health plans and a growing number of hospital systems, our platform allows an easy way to find and enroll in available free and reduced cost food, health, housing, job re-training and financial assistance programs. Founded in 2010 and headquartered in Austin, TX the platform serves every zip code in the United States. For more information, visit www.auntbertha.com.