Digital health startup Revlyx Health has today announced its new platform which aims to streamline access for millions of Americans in need of vital healthcare and social services. With Revlyx, Medicaid beneficiaries and low-income individuals across the US will be able to connect with healthcare and social service providers to meet their needs.
Revlyx is driving the need for value-based care to underserved Americans by emphasizing quality of care and outcomes over volume. With streamlined access to healthcare and social services, the company can reduce the overall cost of care while still improving outcomes for both patients and healthcare systems.
The mobile platform provides:
- Access to an extensive and up-to-date database of healthcare and social service providers.
- A simplified referral process, allowing users to quickly and easily connect with the services they need most.
- A heavy focus on promoting equity and inclusivity, aiming to bridge the accessibility gap in healthcare.
According to the National Institute of Health, more than 57 million Americans fall short in terms of their healthcare coverage. THe significant portion of the population faces barriers to accessing essential medical services and often grapple with limited insurance options or high out-of-pocket costs. As a result, many individuals are forced to delay or forego necessary medical treatment, potentially jeopardizing their health and well-being. The disparities in healthcare coverage disproportionately affect low-income households, minorities, and those living in rural areas, perpetuating existing inequalities in health outcomes. Addressing this issue is essential to ensure that all Americans can receive the medical care they require to lead healthy and productive lives.
Health insurance coverage had a huge gap for minority communities: The HHS found that uninsured adults across racial and ethnic groups are at least twice as likely as their white counterparts to avoid seeing a doctor. Patients who establish a strong personal connection with their health care provider are more likely to take better care of themselves. They’re also more likely to trust the health care profession.
- About 10% of adults have reported postponing or forgoing healthcare due to its prohibitive cost.
- The figures were notably higher within specific demographic groups, with 15% among Latinx individuals and 13% among African Americans.
- Adults with the greatest healthcare needs are twice as likely to defer or forgo necessary treatment compared to those with less acute medical requirements.
- Among adults without insurance, a striking 36.5% experience delays or go without medical care because of the associated costs.
“Today’s healthcare system is marked by fragmentation and inaccessibility. We believe streamlining access to providers on one, single platform can break those barriers,” said Zia Li, CEO and co-founder of Revlyx Health. “In order to achieve a world where healthcare and social services are widely accessible to everyone, we need to begin by eliminating disparities in access. Revlyx hopes to do that.”
The platform also empowers users to easily complete the application process and access the services they need, such as food access, housing assistance, vocational training, and community support.