Firefly Health Selected for Amazon Web Services (AWS) Health Equity Program
Firefly Health will receive support from Amazon Web Services to sustainably scale our virtual-first care and coverage services in order to improve access to healthcare and reduce health disparities.
WATERTOWN, MA (February 15, 2022) — Firefly Health today announced that it has been selected for a new global program from Amazon Web Services (AWS), supporting organizations that are developing solutions to advance health equity.
Through the program, AWS offers credits and customized technical expertise to selected organizations around the world that want to improve health outcomes and health equity in any of the following areas: 1) increasing access to health services for underserved communities; 2) addressing social determinants of health; and 3) leveraging data to promote more equitable and inclusive systems of care.
“We couldn’t be more excited to be part of this AWS initiative,” said Mimi Liu, Chief Operating and Technology Officer at Firefly Health. “We designed the Firefly health plan to deliver seamless care for better outcomes. That’s only possible when medical treatment is accessible and affordable for everyone. With this backing from AWS, we can accelerate our efforts to offer a more equitable healthcare experience.”
The support from AWS will advance Firefly’s efforts to scale up production infrastructure and deepen automation capabilities through investments in machine learning.. Firefly will also be investing more in infrastructure to better leverage data for equity and inclusion.
“AWS believes individual health outcomes should not depend on socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, or neighborhood, “said Maggie Carter, Global Lead, Social Impact at AWS. “Cloud technology can be a force multiplier when it comes to addressing the inequities in global health that have been amplified by the pandemic. Through this program, we look forward to helping Firefly and other organizations worldwide use AWS to advance health equity and improve health outcomes.”
To learn more about the AWS program, visit https://aws.amazon.com/health/health-equity.
About Firefly Health
Firefly Health is a health plan and virtual-first care innovator on a mission to offer half-priced healthcare that’s twice as good, clinically and emotionally. Through their care + coverage health plan and primary care service, they deliver an unrivaled member experience that seamlessly integrates primary, behavioral, and specialty care.
By leveraging their proactive care model, hybrid network, clinical navigation, and analytics infrastructure, Firefly aims to dramatically improve accessibility and outcomes while lowering healthcare costs for businesses and their employees. Learn more at www.firefly.health.