LOS ANGELES — HealthTech4Medicaid (HT4M), a national nonprofit dedicated to bringing technology innovation to Medicaid, has announced its organizational launch today. HT4M’s vision is to further improve quality and access to care for Medicaid recipients by rapidly changing the pace of innovation. The organization is a mission-based market enabler that facilitates cross-sectoral, collaborative partnerships in health technology to radically change the pace of innovation in Medicaid nationwide. It is comprised of more than forty top healthtech CEOs from across the country and is advised by an Expert Council that includes some of the most accomplished and experienced names throughout healthcare.
“Medicaid recipients and traditionally disadvantaged populations are often overlooked by new technology,” said Leah Sparks, Co-Chair of HT4M and CEO of Wildflower Health. “Our goal is to use technology innovation to reimagine how these patients are served.”
HT4M defines Medicaid innovation as the creation and use of technology to increase patient access, reduce costs, and drive better health outcomes in Medicaid programs, as well as the evolution of legislation and policy to enable greater innovation and use of health technology in the Medicaid program. Through providing educational programming, resources, and tools, HT4M will help forge partnerships among venture-backed entrepreneurs, payers and providers.
“Our members and Advisory Council bring a broad range of expertise, resources and innovation to HT4M,” said Abner Mason, founder and co-chair of HT4M and CEO of ConsejoSano. “We’re thrilled to bring the group together to drive real change in technology innovation for Medicaid.”