Andy Slavitt wants health technology to benefit the disenfranchised. He’s raised $115 million to make it happen

first_img Casey Ross STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. [email protected] Tags financemedical technologySTAT+ Andy Slavitt says the world doesn’t need another fitness tracker. In his estimation, it does not need to produce another shiny device for someone who is likely to be wealthy and white and is as unlikely as the 20-something software engineer who designed it to suffer from a chronic illness.What it needs instead, says the guy who ran Medicare and Medicaid during the last two years of the Obama administration, is technology capable of traveling to places that technology typically doesn’t visit — the doorsteps of the disenfranchised people who lack the money to pay for it. By Casey Ross Sept. 26, 2018 Reprints Andy Slavitt wants health technology to benefit the disenfranchised. He’s raised $115 million to make it happen About the Author Reprints Andy Slavitt, former head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Andrew Harnik/AP Log In | Learn More center_img What is it? GET STARTED Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED Health National Technology Correspondent Casey covers the use of artificial intelligence in medicine and its underlying questions of safety, fairness, and privacy. He is the co-author of the newsletter STAT Health Tech. @caseymross Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. What’s included?last_img