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Policy, health insurance, innovation, value-based care

The PCP's Increasingly Important Role

An individual's PCP serves as their first point of entry into healthcare. With PCPs serving as a gatekeeper in HMO insurance plans, a strong patient-physician relationship is more crucial than ever. Caralyst's tool will allow insurers to maximize their benefits and incentivize patients to join.
Havisha Pedamallu
Havisha Pedamallu
1 min read
lgbtq+, stigma, bias

The Importance of LGBTQ+ Representation in Healthcare

SCOTUS's ruling guaranteeing job discrimination protections to LGBTQ+ Americans will allow LGBTQ+ doctors to "heal by telling [their] stories." It is a necessary step for promoting sexuality and gender-based equity.
Havisha Pedamallu
Havisha Pedamallu
1 min read
Language, disparities, healthcare, medicaid, medicare, Policy

Language Barriers in Medicine

As linguistic diversity in the United States increases, the healthcare industry must accommodate people with Limited English Proficiency (LEP). Caralyst offers patients an easy and accessible platform to ensure that their communication needs will be met.
Havisha Pedamallu
Havisha Pedamallu
2 min read
Obesity, Fat-shaming, stigma, bias

Fat Shaming in Medical Settings

The medical effects of obesity are commonly discussed, however, Caralyst is working to raise awareness for the adverse effects of medical fat shaming. This can be incredibly traumatizing for patients, and physicians must learn to combat sizeist implicit bias.
Havisha Pedamallu
Havisha Pedamallu
1 min read
race, African American, bias, disparities, healthcare, COVID19

Bias Against African Americans during COVID-19

COVID-19 has brought racial health disparities to the forefront of discussion. Caralyst is working to resolve these issues at their root and create a more welcoming healthcare industry.
Havisha Pedamallu
Havisha Pedamallu
1 min read
Policy, health insurance, medicare, medicaid

The Effects of Medicaid Expansion in Missouri

Earlier this month, Missouri became the 38th state to expand Medicaid healthcare coverage. While this is great news, it is also important that we ensure these low-income patients a high standard of care.
Havisha Pedamallu
Havisha Pedamallu
1 min read
competition, businessplan, entrepreneurship, innovation, funding

Caralyst Wins Third Place at 2020 SVC

In April 2020, Caralyst won third place at the Skandalaris Venture Competition held by WashU's Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Havisha Pedamallu
Havisha Pedamallu
1 min read
market, health insurance, value-based care

COVID-19's Impact on Small Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance

50% of small businesses are considering changing their health insurer. Find out why Caralyst's services are more necessary now than ever.
Havisha Pedamallu
Havisha Pedamallu
1 min read
race, Maternal Mortality, mission, motherhood, disparities, African American, Native American, mortality, healthcare, bias

Maternal Mortality Disparities

Did you know the United States has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the developed world? African American and Indigenous women are over three times more likely to die from pregnancy-related issues compared to other races. Experts point to physician implicit bias and systemic racism.
Havisha Pedamallu
Havisha Pedamallu
2 min read
transgender, lgbtq+

Transgender Health Protections

Imagine this: You’re new to town and need a new primary physician. You go through the arduous process of internet searching and schedule an appointment. However, upon learning that you are transgender, the doctor declines to prescribe your medication. Is this even possible?
Havisha Pedamallu
Havisha Pedamallu
2 min read
mission, race
Featured

Our Mission

The COVID-19 pandemic and the murder of George Floyd have largely publicized the systemic discrimination and injustices that affect BIPOC communities in the United States. Caralyst is working to provide a fast-acting solution to combat institutional racism in the healthcare industry.
Matt Millett
Matt Millett
2 min read