JACKSONVILLE, Fla., September 28, 2023 – Telescope Health is reducing barriers to care for the uninsured and those in low income areas by providing access to healthcare services and care providers. In recognition of these ongoing efforts, the health technology company has been awarded a $75,000 grant from Amazon Web Services (AWS) for the second year in a row. The grant is part of AWS’s three-year-long Health Equity Initiative, which aims to solve health equity issues around the world.
“There’s a critical gap in quality care for underserved populations and Amazon Web Services is empowering our efforts to close it,” said Telescope Health CEO and Co-Founder Dr. Matthew Thompson. “Their support represents a critical piece of a collective and communal effort among organizations committed to providing quality care to everyone.”
Through strategic partnerships with local nonprofits, Telescope Health is reaching a broader subsection of the low-income/uninsured population that may not have a primary care provider or may be relying on emergency medicine for non-critical issues. As a part of their efforts in the community, Telescope Health will conduct an assessment to collect social determinants of health (SDOH) data, which can include, income, employment, and education level. Telescope Health will also steward patients to health system and social service providers through its virtual and in-person concierge care navigation service when further care is needed. This will reduce the burden on local emergency rooms and provide care to patients faster and more efficiently.
These efforts are part of Telescope Health’s overall mission of providing value-based solutions and connecting patients with the care they need. The physician-led company has served more than 75,000 patients in the Southeast United States and maintains partnerships through health systems, employers, and nonprofits.
For more information on how Telescope Health is reducing barriers to care, please visit telescopehealth.com.