Awarded winning title in the health equity category of the Digital Health Hub Foundation’s 2023 Awards.
(SAN DIEGO, Calif.) October 9, 2023 — Propeller Health announces its selection as a winner of the Digital Health Awards, presented by the Digital Health Hub Foundation and hosted at the HLTH global healthcare conference. Propeller earned the top honor in the health equity category’s Best-in-Class track.
This achievement recognizes Propeller’s commitment to realizing its mission of uplifting every person living with chronic disease so they can take control of their health and live a better life. The Digital Health Hub Foundation Awards applaud the prowess of Propeller in harnessing digital innovations to enhance healthcare services and elevate patient outcomes.
“Propeller was born from public health roots. So for us, health equity is not a choice but in our DNA,” said Susa Monacelli, General Manager of Propeller Health. “We hope this award elevates the focus on equity and that our decade of learnings propel the industry to go farther and faster — to truly realize health equity by design.”
The Propeller Digital Therapeutic Platform accelerates accessibility to health services by:
Increasing patient touchpoints and enhancing patient engagement
Propeller’s platform enables more efficient remote monitoring and quality care beyond the walls of a clinic to help reduce physical barriers to care and improve access to patients in rural and/or medically underserved communities and patients with unmet social needs.
Further, Propeller’s patient success team — an additional patient touchpoint and a critical component of Propeller’s digital therapeutic platform — helps alleviate some of the clinician burden associated with onboarding and outreach and ensures patients receive personalized support and coaching to help them confidently navigate the platform, stay focused on their goals, and take control of their health.
Ensuring cultural responsiveness and reducing barriers to adoption
Conscientiously designed to address the unique challenges faced by diverse patient populations, Propeller’s approach to ensuring cultural responsiveness involves tailoring engagement strategies based on the context and environment in which patients receive and manage their care, adapting reading levels to overcome literacy challenges, and offering multimodal delivery options — such as mobile apps, web portals, emails, SMS, or a cellular hub for those without access to reliable internet.
Improving data collection and identifying gaps in care
Demographic data such as race, income, and education level play a huge role in improving accessibility to quality care. Digital health tools and programs that collect such data can empower everyone — clinicians, health systems, payers, government organizations, and policy-makers — with insights that help pinpoint system-wide gaps in care, better understand the health behaviors of vulnerable and underserved populations, and ensure more informed treatment decisions and targeted public health interventions.
“This year’s competition has been an unprecedented spectacle, featuring an astounding influx of submissions from companies across the globe. We congratulate the winners on their innovations that captivated our esteemed panel of judges. The Digital Health Hub Foundation looks forward to witnessing the lasting influence our champions will exert in the years to come.” said Mark H. Goldstein, Chairman and Founder of The Digital Health Hub Foundation.
About Propeller Health
Propeller Health is a precision digital health company on a mission to uplift every person living with chronic disease so they can take control of their health and live a better life. We power motivating, care-connected patient journeys and unify value for all stakeholders – providers, health systems, payers, and other healthcare and life sciences organizations.
The Propeller Platform includes FDA-cleared and CE-marked medical devices, consumer apps, support and coaching, and secure access to clinical data for provider monitoring. Our precision approach is designed to motivate behavior change and track patient adherence with the goals of enabling medication optimization and helping predict costly exacerbations. In more than 150 peer-reviewed abstracts and publications, our digital-first chronic respiratory care platform has demonstrated improved quality of life and clinical outcomes while lowering healthcare costs.
As a wholly owned subsidiary of ResMed, Propeller brings broad respiratory care expertise, digital therapeutic coverage, and scale globally.
About Digital Health Hub Foundation
Health Hub SF LLC, doing business as the Digital Health Hub Foundation, is a 501(c)3 non-profit, supported by the healthcare venture capital community and others, whose mission is to help the world’s next best innovative healthcare companies scale and grow.
Founded in 2017, on the campus of UCSF in San Francisco, our 30,000 member community consists of thousands of early-to-late-stage healthcare companies and highly qualified healthcare industry providers, payors, experts, mentors, investors, clinicians and researchers who participate in our annual awards ceremony where we bring together the industry to honor and validate the best of the best and celebrate the technological advances in healthcare and the impact it has.