CEO of Impactivo, Maria Levis.
Impactivo LLC, a social impact health technology and data-driven consulting firm with a mission to transform health systems, announced that its CEO Maria Levis will be featured in Top 100 Innovators & Entrepreneurs magazine.
Named one of the Top 100 Healthcare Leaders by the International Federation for the Advancement of Healthcare, Levis, who founded Impactivo, has worked at the intersection of healthcare and social innovation for nearly 25 year.
In 2010, she started a Puerto Rico-based business as a social impact-driven health technology and data consultancy, committed to amplifying the voice of patients and creating pathways that transform health systems to meet and personalize the needs of the population.
“There are so many challenges in the world, we are doing everything we can to be a light. That is why we are on a mission to bring people back to what is most important: their health,” he said. she declared.
To this end, the Impactivo team develops and deploys community-based and patient-centric solutions through data, training, technical assistance and technology. To date, the company says it has worked with more than 4,000 healthcare professionals, dozens of health centers and hospitals in medically underserved communities on patient-centered care models, virtual care, quality improvement, burnout prevention, behavioral health integration, sustainability, and other initiatives.
Meanwhile, the company is also marking another milestone as it recently obtained a patent for its SMART PCMH technology. The invention, called “Method for Recommending Continuing Education to Healthcare Professionals Based on Patient Outcomes,” was patented on April 26, 2022, with U.S. Patent #11,315,691.
The PCMH model is an approach to delivering high-quality, cost-effective primary care. Using a patient-centered, culturally appropriate, and team-based approach, the PCMH model coordinates patient care across the entire healthcare system.
The model has been associated with effective chronic disease management, increased patient and provider satisfaction, cost savings, improved quality of care, and increased preventive care, especially for those who need it the most.
“Impactivo believes that methods and systems to provide healthcare professionals with continuing education are based on performance gaps identified from patient data available in transactional record systems,” he said. .
Methods may include creating a repository of educational materials, measuring performance gaps at the patient and team level, associating identified performance gaps with appropriate educational material, alerting the person on appropriate educational material, capturing a user’s interaction with the educational material, and issuing credits or rewards for substantial consumption of educational material.
Levis holds a Masters in Public Administration and a Masters in Public Health from Harvard University, Data Science Certification from Johns Hopkins University, is an NCQA Certified Patient-Centered Content Expert Medical Home and a Certified Fundraising Director.
She is a Fellow of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health, and an author for Health Affairs, the American Public Health Association, and the Harvard Medical School Primary Care Blog.