A social therapeutics company powered by peer-to-peer mentoring that helps patients with poorly-controlled chronic conditions overcome barriers related to behavior change and SDOH.
80 percent of patients saw improvements in their blood sugar readings, with averages of 1.5% reduction in HbA1C
Demonstrated time to clinical impact of 6 months, sustained for 24+ months on average
5 percent weight reduction in patients with pre-diabetes
Montefiore Health System, NYC Health + Hospitals, 1199SEIU National Benefit Funds, TrentonHealth, HealthFirst, MetroPlus, Duke University, Atrium Health, National Kidney Foundation, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America
|HQ||River Edge, NJ|
|Leadership||Ashwin Patel, MD PhD – Founder and CEO Brijesh Patel – Co-Founder and CTO|
Go to Market
InquisitHealth believes in leveraging the power of peers to improve clinical outcomes.
Their NIH-funded research and commercial deployments have demonstrated how complex, high-risk individuals with unmet social needs require more than referrals or handoffs to build trust and engagement. Their focus is on addressing deep barriers related to social determinants and behavior change, together.
InquisitHealth creates a fully remote, on-demand workforce of peer mentors (successful patients trained to help others.) With robust technology and training, mentors are matched with patients struggling with chronic diseases like diabetes, asthma, and hypertension. Each pair works together 1-on-1 through phone, smartphone and text messaging. The end goal for each patient is sustained improvements in self-management, better clinical outcomes, and a higher quality of life.
Target Customer: Health systems and managed care organizations serving low-income patients
Market Footprint: 16 customers in commercial or research deployments across 9 states
Key Investors: National Institutes of Health (NIH), DreamIT Ventures, Hudson River Capital Partners, NJ CoVest Fund
InquisitHealth’s program consists of a robust training and technology platform that supports a workforce of peer mentors who deploy personalized engagement, at scale. The technology platform facilitates matching of mentor to mentee, delivers tailored programs based on each patient’s particular needs and challenges, and enables secure communication, data capture, and reporting.
For patients, the programs are remote, smartphone-optional, and designed flexibly to meet people where they are. Mentors are trained with evidence-based clinical guidelines, as well as practical knowledge on care/benefits navigation so they can escalate issues or facilitate handoffs to the clinical team as pertinent.
Evidence-based program support for people living with diabetes, asthma, hypertension, pre-diabetes, sickle-cell anemia
Platform supports patient outreach, enrollment, onboarding/ needs assessment, and ongoing engagement
Mobile app for patients (optional) + web/mobile platform for mentors
Robust platform to provide peer mentors with 24/7 access to communication, training, and other support features
Web platform and customizable reporting tools for multiple administrators
12 languages, 19 ethnicities, 50-year agespan (28-78)
Mentoring-as-a-Service (MaaS): Per member per month pricing
InquisitHealth also licenses a SaaS offering for researchers and patient foundations
Patient identification, outreach, enrollment, screening, and matching
Connect patients with clients’ existing resources
Facilitate handoffs or escalations to clinical team where pertinent
InquisitHealth: 2018 Year in Review (December 2018)
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