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PandemicX

PandemicX Webinar Series

March 1st, 2nd, & 3rd, 2022

Opeeka is proud to host the most innovative health technology companies in the world for our MassChallenge PandemicX cohort series. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services selected 15 companies from hundreds of applications to work together on addressing health inequities, creating a culture for success, and deploying resources to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Opeeka, selected as one of these 15 companies, is hosting this collaborative discussion on special topics related to using digital tools and publicly accessible data to eliminate disparities and tackle drivers of inequity exacerbated by COVID-19.This series includes three 1-hour webinar sessions on three consecutive days where new and progressive technology startups and experts participate as panelist to discuss topics of chronic care, health equity, and children’s mental & physical health.

Webinar 1

From Intervention to Prevention: Can Virtual Care Delivery Change the Narrative?

Mar 1, 2022 11:00 AM PDT

The saying, ‘An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure’ is so appropriate these days. Preventive measures to avoid health risks can be as simple as screenings for potential illnesses. Exploring ways individuals can integrate healthy behaviors into their lifestyle, including practicing pro-active care, including learning more about signs or symptoms of a condition or disease as to increase taking control of one’s health & healthcare.

Introducing four new and progressive technology startups to the panel:

Carium’s advanced, virtual care platform empowers patients and their caregivers while providing their trusted clinicians with real-time, aggregated health data and analytics that can scale to multiple clinical programs. An easy, intelligent and comprehensive digital solution, Carium informs, connects and personalizes patient care. Learn more…

Eupnoos is a digital therapeutics company developing the world’s first medical-grade software only smartphone platform for clinical lung function tests such as spirometry for expiratory and inspiratory flow measurements along with symptom guided assessments. The aggregated and longitudinal data is interpreted to stage the patient, guide treatment decisions and measure response in chronic asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Learn more…

juli is an AI-powered app for anyone with chronic conditions. juli collects data from various sources (phone, watch, environmental data, Electronic health records and patient’s self reported data).

The information gathered is continuously checked by juli’s powerful AI software, designed and supervised by doctors. Based on the analysis juli will offer practical recommendations and to help you to set wellness goals and achieve them. Learn more…

Patientory is empowering people to take charge of their own health by revolutionizing the way doctors and patients interact and gain access to information, cutting out all layers and processes that currently are stumbling blocks in care coordination. Patientory empowers users with actionable insights from health data, incentivizing them to take control of their health outcomes. Learn more…

Webinar 2

Children’s Health & Mental Wellbeing: Whole-Person Approach

Mar 2, 2022 11:00 AM PDT

Just like physical health, mental health in childhood focuses on reaching developmental and emotional milestones, learning healthy social skills as well as how to cope when there are difficult situations. An important goal for all children is for them to be both physically and mentally healthy, so that they can have a positive quality of life-functioning well at home, in school, and in their communities. It is important that we remember that physical health is not just the absence of illness & disease and mental health is not simply the absence of a mental disorder.

Introducing three new and progressive technology startups to the panel:

Welfie lifts the wellbeing of families by improving the health of the communities where people gather, whether at school, in camps, or work. We provide organizations with the health insights and services they need to better protect and care for their students, employees and members, while helping families take control of their own health journeys. Since better health currently means helping organizations and families navigate The Pandemic, we provide key tools in the fight against COVID through vaccine, test & contact tracking, testing, and contact tracing, along with mental health resources. Learn more…
Although the #1 indicator of therapeutic success is the patient-therapist fit, 1 in 2 adults quit therapy due to a lack of therapist fit. Getting this match wrong costs health insurances $266 billion annually. Focusing on the match quality sets us apart, while providing quicker therapeutic results for patients, reduced costs for health insurers, and increased LTV for therapists. Learn more…
Opeeka

Opeeka helps care systems build a success-focused model across a system of care. Opeeka’s Person-Centered Intelligence Solution (P-CIS, /pieces/) facilitates the implementation of person-centered collaborative care while tracking trajectories of recovery. With models in peer-reviewed journals, Opeeka developed Success-Focused Artificial Intelligence (SF-AI) that identifies what works for whom. When more people reach success, care is more efficient, effective, equitable, and economical.

Speakers

John S. Lyons, PhD

Professor, IPH Center Director at the University of Kentucky

Dr. John S. Lyons is director of the Center for Innovation in Population Health and professor of Health Management and Policy. He has published more than 200 peer reviewed publications and six books including Redressing the Emperor: improving our children’s public mental health system and Communimetrics. Lyons has created and supported the use of evidence-based assessments that are used around the world including the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS), Family Advocacy and Support Tool (FAST) and Adult Needs and Strengths Assessment (ANSA). He actively works at the interface between practice and policy in mental health, child welfare, education, and justice.

Susan McLennan

Welfie co-Founder and CMO
Reimagine PR, President

Susan is a co-Founder and the Chief Marketing Officer of Welfie, an organization that exists to lift the health of families through their children. Susan specializes in helping purposeful brands tell stories that change the world. Work she has created with her husband/partner, Mike Erskine Kellie, has won Emmy Awards, made headlines in top media outlets around the world, and been selected for inclusion in the Smithsonian and the Library of Congress.

Colleen Leung

Unmute co-Founder and CEO

Colleen Leung is the Co-Founder & CEO of Unmute- a mental health platform that uses machine learning algorithms to increase the match and long-term success rate of patients seeking therapy treatment. Colleen was born and raised on the island of Oahu and in 2018 relocated to Boston to obtain her MBA from Babson College. Unmute was launched during the pandemic and has matched 400+ users to the right therapist to date. Colleen is now looking to white label and provide Unmute’s matching services to health insurance companies.

Webinar 3

Shifting from Disparities to Prosperities: Flipping the Model from Labeling Risks to Stacking Successes Toward Health for All

Mar 3, 2022 11:00 AM PDT

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Health Equity, is “when everyone has the opportunity to be as healthy as possible.”  This session will explore ways systems can actively support every person, where they have an opportunity to attain their full health potential. If the status quo continues we will continue to see those ‘disadvantaged’ being prevented from achieving this potential due to social position or other socially constructed scenarios. A systemic shift towards health for all impact on reduce impact of historic inequities including-differences in length of life; quality of life; rates of disease, disability, and death; severity of disease; and access to treatment.

Introducing three new and progressive technology startups to the panel:

Eupnoos is a digital therapeutics company developing the world’s first medical-grade software only smartphone platform for clinical lung function tests such as spirometry for expiratory and inspiratory flow measurements along with symptom guided assessments. The aggregated and longitudinal data is interpreted to stage the patient, guide treatment decisions and measure response in chronic asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Learn more…

Opeeka

Opeeka helps care systems build a success-focused model across a system of care. Opeeka’s Person-Centered Intelligence Solution (P-CIS, /pieces/) facilitates the implementation of person-centered collaborative care while tracking trajectories of recovery. With models in peer-reviewed journals, Opeeka developed Success-Focused Artificial Intelligence (SF-AI) that identifies what works for whom. When more people reach success, care is more efficient, effective, equitable, and economical.

Culture Care Collective is a hybrid health support program where community health workers are integrated into clinical care teams to coordinate care for marginalized groups to increase access to socially supportive healthcare at low costs. By contracting CHW and supervisory personnel as well as licensing the health support software to healthcare organizations, the program strives to improve the health and social capital of marginalized communities by reducing disparities in clinical care. Learn more…

Guest Speaker

Lonnie R. Snowden, PhD

Behavioral Health Services and Health Disparities Researcher

Lonnie Snowden is a professor of health policy and management at the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health has an extensive history of engaging policy development efforts utilizing his research that focuses on mental health care access, quality, and equity, for racial and ethnic communities and underserved populations.

Snowden has served on numerous review and advisory committees for the National Institutes of Mental Health and Drug Abuse and various foundations. He contributed sections to the first-ever Surgeon General’s Report on Mental Health and served as co-scientific editor of the supplement “Mental Health: Culture, Race, and Ethnicity”: A Supplement to Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General.

Snowden’s numerous awards include the 2021 Presidential Citation, the Surgeon General’s Exemplary Service Award, APA’s Distinguished Contributions to Research in Public Policy, and the Berkeley Citation. Most recently Snowden was an integral member of APA’s COVID-19 Workgroup and coauthored an article reviewing existing literature on African American-white disparities in COVID-19.

As a psychologist committed to breaking down social and political barriers, Snowden’s calm composure and steadfastness have propelled and influenced his path to increase access and effectiveness of mental health care for racial and ethnic communities and underserved populations.