A virtual demo day series for innovations serving Medicaid patient populations during COVID-19 and beyond
Connecting startups addressing critical access and outcomes challenges to Medicaid stakeholders
The COVID-19 health crisis has had a disproportionate impact on vulnerable patient populations, as evidenced by higher infection and morbidity rates among low-income Black, Hispanic, and other minority communities relative to their counterparts. The disparity of COVID-19’s impact underlines the existing challenges experienced by Medicaid patient populations in unequal access to healthcare and SDOH services.
This series of demo days curated and presented ventures that addressed the acute challenges created by COVID-19 and provided a blueprint for improving access, efficacy, and equity in Medicaid. Companies that were accepted had the opportunity to pitch their solutions to Medicaid buyers including State Medicaid offices, plan leadership, and key Medicaid experts.
Determined the areas of focus that were the most pressing for State Medicaid and Plan leadership in light of COVID-19
Opened an online application for companies to apply for a chance to share their solution
Vet & Select
Project partners vetted and selected the top applicants
Three virtual demo day events in June explained the need from a panel of experts and then featured presentations from the selected solutions.