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How this Temple startup is connecting Pennsylvanians to healthcare in the digital age

In June of 2016, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania released the Health Innovation in Pennsylvania Plan (HIP), which outlined the state’s initiative to accelerate the transformation of health care delivery. One of the initiative’s primary focuses is the redesign of rural healthcare delivery.

The HIP plan highlights the current costs of healthcare in Pennsylvania:

  • The total healthcare spending for all coverage types and services is higher than the national average by 13.4 percent.
  • Medicaid spending accounts for approximately 30 percent of the total budget.
  • Medicaid spent 36 percent more on older adults, and overuse of medical care for high-cost, high-need patients account for 50 percent of patient costs that result from 5 percent of the population.

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