HLTH Foundation Launches ‘Techquity for Health’ Coalition to Help Integrate Health Equity Standards into Healthcare Technology & Data Practices

– National Survey, Live Today, Will Benchmark Techquity in Healthcare Industry – 

NEW YORK, Jan. 23, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — HLTH Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit of HLTH, Inc., today announced the formation of the Techquity for Health Coalition, with a mission to assimilate health equity considerations into healthcare technology innovation and data practices across the industry. Additionally, the Coalition simultaneously launched a broad national survey of techquity in healthcare, available here, with a call for healthcare leaders to participate as respondents in this important and unique industry benchmark.

The Coalition defines techquity as the strategic design, development, and deployment of technology to advance health equity, and encompasses the notion that technology can inhibit advancements in health equity if not implemented intentionally and inclusively.

“Technology and data analytics offer enormous promise to improve care access and quality, but also add new layers of consideration for health equity,” said Janna Guinen, Executive Director of the HLTH Foundation, which established the Coalition with Ipsos Healthcare as a strategic research partner. “We urge healthcare leaders to participate in the techquity survey. With the continued digitization of healthcare, action is needed now to avoid further entrenchment of systemic inequities and outcomes disparities,” she said.

The Coalition intends to develop and gain consensus around metrics, best practices and standards to operationalize techquity in healthcare, as well as monitor industry progress.

Findings from the survey will be announced at the ViVE 2023 event in Nashville, taking place March 26 – 29. The Coalition’s research is supported by the American Medical Association, Amazon Web Services, EmpiRx Health, Epistemix, Hopelab, NTT DATA, Outcomes4Me, ResMed, Tegria, and VSP Vision Global Innovation Center.

Research efforts are guided by an Advisory Committee consisting of founding supporters and additional partners, including Ricky

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MRO Enhances Executive Leadership Team with Two Healthcare Technology Veteran Hires

Matt Wildman, Chief Commercial Officer, and Moliehi Weitnauer, Chief Product Officer, join MRO to help drive growth and innovation

NORRISTOWN, Pa., Jan. 23, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — MRO, Corp. (MRO), the leading clinical data exchange platform in healthcare, announced today two key additions to the executive leadership team. Matt Wildman has joined as Chief Commercial Officer and Moliehi (Mo) Weitnauer as Chief Product Officer. MRO’s enhanced leadership team brings deep expertise in clinical data circulation and a shared passion to transform the clinical data exchange for providers, payers, and users of clinical data.

Weitnauer enjoys a robust skillset in product strategy and product management, having helped build product organizations for many leading companies. Most recently, she did so at Cotiviti, where she was senior vice president of corporate and product strategy, and FinThrive, where she led product management for the billing and denials management solutions portfolio.

“Clinical data exchange is a core challenge in the healthcare industry. MRO is at the epicenter of this industry challenge and is positioned to continue to bring unique enterprise clinical data exchange solutions to the market,” said Weitnauer. “I’m excited to join a company with deep expertise and advanced technology in clinical data exchange and I’m looking forward to driving innovation and helping shape the portfolio of solutions into the future,” she continued.

Wildman brings a wealth of experience with clinical data and technology. Prior to joining MRO, Wildman spent 20 years with Cerner Corporation in a variety of roles, including general manager of Cerner Australia, head of sales, and senior vice president of client relationships. In Wildman’s new role as chief commercial officer, he is accountable for MRO’s go-to-market strategies, market expansion, and creating deeper alignment with current and prospective clients.

“Healthcare providers are overwhelmed with requests for clinical data, a

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