Healthcare Access Advocates Randy Pate and Donato Tramuto Join BioIQ Webinar Series to Discuss Avenues to Overcome US Health Disparities

The webinars highlight ways employers, payers, and government programs can improve healthcare affordability and outcomes for underserved populations.

ATLANTA, May 19, 2021BioIQ, an analytics-driven population health and testing platform company for top employers, health plans, and government agencies, announces two new on-demand webinars in the company’s ongoing series of interviews with prominent healthcare thought leaders. In the latest webinars, guests Randy Pate, former Deputy Administrator and Director of the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and Donato Tramuto, founder of Health eVillages and former CEO of Tivity Health, Inc., join BioIQ executives to discuss healthcare access trends, challenges, and opportunities in rural and underserved communities.

Labeled as “a global health activist” by The New York Times, Mr. Tramuto is an author and noted healthcare advocate widely recognized for his commitment to social change and transformational leadership in healthcare innovation. In the webinar “Rural Health in America,” Tramuto and BioIQ CEO Sean Slovenski delve into barriers to healthcare access and why it is important for employers and innovators to understand and factor in social determinants of health (SDoH) in strategies to improve care for medically underserved and disadvantaged communities.

Mr. Pate led CMS’ work on individual and small group insurance markets, including its Health Insurance Exchanges, state innovation waivers, and the effort to increase competition and choice for consumers. In the webinar “Healthcare Access and Affordability,” Pate and BioIQ Founder, President, and COO Justin Bellante address how private payers and government programs can improve healthcare affordability and outcomes for underserved and minority populations.

BioIQ offers the ongoing webinar series as a forum for employers, health plans, and local government agencies to glean best practices from experienced industry experts on ways to protect workforces and member communities across the socioeconomic spectrum.

“For millions of Americans, healthcare is unaffordable and difficult to access,” said Bellante. “New  programs like at-home services and telehealth offer a means to mitigate negative social determinants of health and make it easier for consumers to engage in care. These expert webinar guests highlight the important role employers and health plans play in facilitating access to new care avenues.”

“Rural hospitals are disappearing in America, with roughly 120 hospitals closing in the past 10 years,” added Slovenski. “Innovative new delivery models, including home health and virtual care, as well as incentive programs to entice providers into rural settings can fill the gap left by disappearing healthcare facilities in rural regions. Building trust and convenience into care delivery models will be imperative, particularly in disadvantaged communities.”

Access webinar installment replays and additional resources from BioIQ for guidance on employee, member, and population health programs, including protocol for safe return-to-work strategies. Learn more about BioIQ’s end-to-end technology platform for supporting at-home testing, health screenings, and vaccination access, including COVID-19 solutions, at www.bioiq.com/platform/.

About BioIQ
BioIQ is modernizing the diagnostic testing industry through a national network of labs and customized solutions that support payors, employers, and consumers. By aggregating testing solutions, optimizing lab capacity, and integrating testing with customers’ needs and strategies, BioIQ ensures resilience and reliability so that employers and payors can protect workforces and members. With its first-of-its-kind health connectivity platform, BioIQ is uniquely positioned at the convergence of population health and the consumerization and retailization of healthcare to drive the shift to value-based care for payers and employers. Since 2005, BioIQ has launched thousands of successful health testing programs serving millions of participants. For more information, visit www.bioiq.com.

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