Press release

Raising the Standard of Addressing Social Determinants

Sponsored by Businesswire

, a pioneer in addressing social determinants of health,
announced today it is partnering with Northwell
, New York State’s largest healthcare provider, to create a
patient and community-level social vulnerability index. When developed,
this tool will allow Northwell to more strategically identify and
address social determinants of health.

To treat patients holistically, Northwell recognizes the critical
importance of giving clinicians information and tools to not only
highlight medical diagnoses and biometric indicators, but also to shed
light on patients’ personal circumstances. “By illuminating social,
environmental and lifestyle factors that are influencing patients’
overall health, this social vulnerability index will arm clinicians with
the knowledge to better address some of the underlying issues that are
contributing to chronic medical conditions,” said Ram Raju, MD, Senior
Vice President and Chief Community Investment Officer at Northwell

Ruben Amarasingham, MD, Founder and CEO of Pieces Technologies, added,
“This tool will generate worklists that will arm clinical teams with
actionable interventions, taking into consideration all social and
environmental factors that may be impacting a patient, in addition to
the clinical needs.”

The partnership between Pieces Technologies and Northwell was formalized
earlier this year. The tool will enable a more comprehensive picture of
patients’ needs at the point of care, allowing care teams to create
intervention plans that promote clinical well-being and referrals to
social service community-based organizations that promote individual and
community-level social well-being.

About Pieces Technologies

Pieces Technologies, Inc. reimagines the intersection of healthcare and
technology by building software that interprets patient information in
real-time, transforming billions of data points into warning tools that
can save lives and strengthen communities inside and outside of hospital
walls. Using cloud-based artificial intelligence with clinically-based
natural language processing (NLP) and physician-supervised machine
learning, Pieces Tech solutions help streamline clinician workflows and
improve patient outcomes. Combined, our solutions, Pieces DS and Pieces
Iris, create a comprehensive and unique solution for connected community
health. For more information about deploying Pieces at your health
system, please visit
or follow @PiecesTech

About Northwell Health

Northwell Health is New York State’s largest healthcare provider and
private employer, with 23 hospitals, about 750 outpatient facilities and
more than 13,600 affiliated physicians. Northwell cares for over two
million people annually in the New York metro area and beyond, thanks to
philanthropic and community support. Their 68,000 employees –
16,000-plus nurses and 4,000 employed doctors, including members of
Northwell Health Physician Partners – are working to change health care
for the better. Northwell is making breakthroughs in medicine at the
Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and training the next
generation of medical professionals at the visionary Donald and Barbara
Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and the Hofstra Northwell
School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. For
information on Northwell’s more than 100 medical specialties, visit
or follow @NorthwellHealth