COMPANY PROFILE:
INQUISIT

 
 

A peer mentoring platform that helps people overcome social determinants of health and adopt healthy behaviors to manage chronic conditions.

Notable Outcomes

  • 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

Flagship Customers:

Montefiore Health System, NYC Health + Hospitals, NY Presbyterian, 1199 SEIU, Trenton Health, HealthFirst, MetroPlus, Duke University, Atrium Health

Founded 2012
Website www.inquisithealth.com
Social
HQ River Edge, NJ
Funding $4.2M
Leadership Ashwin Patel, MD PhD – Founder and CEO
Brijesh Patel – Co-Founder and CTO
Employees 24
 

Go to Market

 

Company Vision

InquisitHealth believes that “hard to reach” patients are more aptly characterized as “hardly reached.” They seek to address the social determinants of health and behavior change, together.

Through NIH-funded research and commercial deployments, they have learned how complex, high-risk individuals with unmet social needs require more than just referrals or handoffs to build trust and engagement. But unlocking behavior change that lasts requires more than an app or care plan.

Inquisit’s tech-enabled workforce of peer mentors, trained in clinical and practical support, offers the empathy of lived experience to help people overcome internal and external barriers holding them back from better health.

 

Target Customer: Health systems and managed care organizations serving low-income patients

Market Footprint: 16 customers in commercial or research deployments across 9 states

Strategic Partners:

Key Investors: National Institutes of Health (NIH), DreamIT Ventures, Hudson River Capital Partners


 

Solution Overview

 

Product Description

InquisitHealth’s platform consists of a workforce of trained peer mentors, and a technology platform to deploy personalized engagement, at scale. The technology platform facilitates personalized 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 smartphone-optional, 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 that they can escalate cases or facilitate handoffs to the clinical team as pertinent.

 

 

Key Features


  • 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)

 

 

Pricing Model

Mentoring-as-a-Service: Per member per month pricing

They also license a SaaS offering for researchers and patient foundations.

 

 

Services Offered

  • Patient identification, outreach, enrollment, screening, and matching

  • Connect patients with clients’ existing resources

  • Customizable reporting

  • Facilitate handoffs or escalations to clinical team where pertinent