Seat Pleasant, MD and HSR.health to Pilot the Advanced Smart Pandemic & Infectious Disease Response Engine (ASPIRE)
Effort will merge Healthcare Insights with Smart City Infrastructure to complement COVID-19 municipial response plan and improve Public Health
Seat Pleasant, MD, Wednesday, March 18, 2020 –As part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Seat Pleasant is moving towards the next phase of Excellence by leveraging its growing Smart City infrastructure and technological partnerships to improve the healthcare of its residents.
Seat Pleasant, a Smart City of Excellence, is collaborating with HSR.health, a Maryland-based and globally recognized innovative population health firm to develop and deploy Smart city-based solutions to advance public health and respond effectively to the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly in a community with 20% senior citizens. To achieve this, Seat Pleasant will launch a pilot of the Advancned Smart Pandemic & Infectious Disease Response (ASPIRE).
The ASPIRE pilot will bring together Seat Pleasant’s Smart City Platforms and Solutions and HSR.health’s geospatial-based population health applications to launch measures improving the health outcomes of its residents. As part of the City’s COVID-19 response, HSR.health will implement a predictive tracking and modeling tool for the spread of infections, pandemic risk management and real-time capacity planning to facilitate pandemic response, and use of the ASPIRE technology to assist and enable self-quarantine efforts.
To continue to set a standard of excellence in public health management, Seat Pleaant will utilize HSR.health’s geospatial-based population health applicatiom, the GeoHealth Platform.This effort is another major step towards achieving goals of using data to improve the delivery of high-quality healthcare, improve health outcomes and access – which will reduce costs both locally and across the entire healthcare system.
By assessing utilization and allocation of healthcare resources, as well as improving delivery of high-quality care, Seat Pleasant’s Center for Government Synergism (CGS) and the GeoHealth Platform can work towards eliminating health disparities. This collaboration has the potential to pave the way to health equity through the analysis of health inequities and implementation of solutions, as well as the reduction of healthcare costs and increases in access.
“We are excited to work with the Seat Pleasant, and its visionary Mayor Eugene W. Grant, in the service to the wonderful Seat Pleasant community,” says Ajay K. Gupta, HSR.health
CEO. “Seat Pleasant’s Smart City transformation well exemplifies how digital technologies can improve lives – and healthcare is perhaps the most important area in which advancement is needed.”
“Maintaining the health of our community is of the utmost importance, especially during times of crises and pandemic. That is why we are taking every measure to ensure we do all that we can, starting with my appointment of Seat Pleasant’s first Chief Health Officer and this partnership with HSR.health. Our goal with HSR.Health is to leverage data and our collective Smart City solutions to provide the best response possible,” says Mayor Eugene W. Grant.
For more information on the event or to request an invitation to attend, please contact Executive Assistant to the Mayor, Rachel Kubi at firstname.lastname@example.org, 240-478-3912 and/or Ajay K. Gupta, CISSP, MBA at agupta@HSR.health, 240-731-0756.
About The City of Seat Pleasant, MD
The City of Seat Pleasant: A Smart City of Excellence, and the World’s First Authentic Small Smart City is a small Maryland city with approximately 4,800 residents. The City was founded in 1931 and began its digital transformation into a Smart City beginning in the Fall of 2016. Seat Pleasant is consistently recognized for its work to digitally transform government to promote safety, resilience, efficient service delivery, and effective civic engagement, including from IBM and the Smart Cities Council. The City’s guiding principal that the citizen is the most important stakeholder, as well as the strategic partnerships it has forged with private, educational and public institutions, have been the catalyst behind the city’s successful and historic transformation.
For more information on the City of Seat Pleasant, visit us online at http://www.seatpleasantmd.gov or http://www.smallsmartcity.org, Twitter @cityofseatpleasant or Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/cityofseatpleasant.
HSR.health is a healthcare data analytic firm built by dedicated clinicians and passionate technologists with a mission to, “…wield technology’s wonders to raise healthcare’s quality and lower its costs” [President Obama’s 1st Inaugural Address]. We leverage our unique and innovate GeoHealth data analytic approach to support health systems, health departments, and insurance companies achieve these goals.
For more information on HSR.health, visit us online at http://www.HSR.health, follow us on Twitter @HealthSolnRsrch or on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/health-solutions-research-inc-/, or contact us at (240) 731-0756.