Bio: Neil is the co-founder and CEO of Pair Team. Neil has built his career as a healthcare technologist working across primary care, medical devices and machine learning research. A change agent, Neil’s passion and professional experience has driven him to revolutionize patient care and operations within the healthcare system. Prior to founding Pair Team, Neil worked as an engineer at Forward and built the technical foundation for a national network of primary care clinics. He holds a patent in remote medical data capture and a degree in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University.
Org Info: Pair Team connects underserved communities to high quality care with their tech-enabled care teams. They partner with safety-net primary care providers and act as extension of the clinical staff to provide comprehensive clinical and mental health care while addressing the many social barriers to achieving a high quality of life such as access to housing, food, or transportation. Their community-led, virtual care model is powered by their intelligent, care delivery platform.
What motivated you to pursue your current work?
As a kid from India, I saw firsthand what extreme disparities does to a community and always thought I would be a clinician. Later I found bits and bytes, and realized that I could help scale access to high quality care through technology.
What distinct value does your work bring to the digital health field?
Our community health platform provides all the engagement, coordination, and virtual care to reduce total cost of care for high-needs patients in underserved communities. Through our data and risk analytics, we are building a data set for the most effective interventions across clinical, behavioral, and social health.
How does your work impact your target end-users or stakeholders?
We find, engage, and care for high needs, low income communities by wrapping around our safety net primary care system. By connecting shelters, food, pantries, and other community organizations to primary care, we help drastically increase the access points for care within a community.
What is one exciting update or near-term opportunity that you would like to share with the digital health community?
We are excited to continue scaling our solution across the California market by building an integrated network of safety net primary care clinics and community based organizations.