CLEVELAND, Ohio – July 25, 2017— Global Health Metrics LLC recently received an exclusive license to market and sell health risk assessment software that has been in development since 2011 under a federally-funded Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality grant.
A group of social and behavioral scientists, computer science engineers, physicians, epidemiologists and biostatisticians led by Drs. Joseph Sudano, Adam Perzynski and Eamon Johnson have spent five years redesigning and updating the health risk assessment software originally created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the 1970’s and the Carter Center of Emory University in 1986.
“Our mission is to make the best in the science and technology of health risk assessment software readily available to patients, health providers, health organizations, state and local governments, service groups, business and industry,” said Joseph Sudano, PhD, CEO of Global Health Metrics.
HealthStead (healthstead.org) now has socioeconomic indicators for every census tract in the United States. Also, the new “use my location” feature lets mobile users see indicators for their current location with just one click.
HealthStead connects primary care and public health professionals with neighborhood level data on education, income, crime, and other factors that have an outsize impact on health outcomes. The software’s intuitive and flexible interface provides a single-click risk assessment at a more granular level than city or county or zip code– in some cases, even block by block. HealthStead was developed by Adam Perzynski, PhD (co-Founder and CSO, Global Health Metrics), Eamon Johnson, PhD (co-Founder and CTO, Global Health Metrics), Sarah Shick, and Tynan Smith.
The HealthyMomsHRA team, led by GHM Chief Scientist Adam Perzynski, received an honorable mention award at the first Cleveland Medical Hackathon this weekend. The HealthyMoms health risk assessment application was built from concept to working prototype during the hackathon. Team members were Meaghan Fenelon, Eamon Johnson, Sarah Shick, and Tynan Smith.