Jvion Applies Clinical Artificial Intelligence to Help Prioritize COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution to Most Vulnerable Communities and Individuals

Public-facing COVID Community Vulnerability Map now augmented with Vaccination Prioritization Index — a composite of age, chronic disease prevalence and socioeconomic vulnerability — following CDC guidance.

ATLANTA, GA – January 19, 2021 Jvion, a leader in clinical artificial intelligence (AI), announced the launch of its COVID Vaccination Prioritization Index (VPI). The VPI helps guide the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines during subsequent phases of community vaccination efforts. The VPI will be applied in two ways. The first is an update to Jvion’s COVID Community Vulnerability Map, initially released last spring, that indexes communities by their priority level for vaccination, based on CDC guidelines and socioeconomic vulnerability. Jvion can also add the index to its COVID Patient Vulnerability Lists for new and existing customers. 

“The past year has been difficult for us all, but particularly so for our society’s most vulnerable members: the elderly, the sick and the unemployed, racial and ethnic minorities, rural Americans, and the hard-working people on the frontlines,” said Jvion’s Chief Product Officer Dr. John Showalter, MD, MSIS. “Now that vaccines are here, we’re proud to be able to help these people get the protection they need as quickly as possible.”

Jvion’s VPI takes into account the CDC’s recommendations for who should be prioritized for the limited supply of vaccines. Once healthcare workers and long-term care facility residents are vaccinated, the next phases will prioritize essential workers, the elderly, and those with underlying medical conditions. At each phase, Jvion’s VPI will help public health officials determine which locations need more vaccines based on the makeup of the community, and help providers target their vaccination outreach to their patients at greatest risk.

To that effect, the COVID Community Vulnerability Map has been updated with a new layer that rates counties and zip codes on a scale from 1-6 based on the proportion of residents in the CDC’s prioritization cohorts. The layer also accounts for environmental and social determinants of health (SDOH), such as air pollution, low-income jobs, and food insecurity, all of which have been correlated with higher rates of hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19. 

Since its release in March 2020, the Map has been viewed over two million times, including by members of the White House Task Force, FEMA, every military branch, and state and local governments, and has been used to guide public health outreach, resource allocation, and the deployment of mobile testing sites in vulnerable communities.

After launching the public-facing COVID Community Vulnerability Map, Jvion also sent Patient Vulnerability Lists to its provider and payer customers that ranked their patients or members by their vulnerability to severe outcomes if infected with COVID-19, based on their clinical, socioeconomic, and behavioral risk factors. These lists will be updated to flag those individuals who should be prioritized for vaccination.

The vaccine prioritization tools are possible thanks to the CORE™. Built on Microsoft Azure, the CORE is a secure and scalable repository that includes clinical, socioeconomic, and experiential data on 30 million individuals. The CORE was the driving force behind Jvion’s COVID Response Suite, which included the COVID Community Vulnerability Map and Patient Vulnerability Lists, in addition to an Inpatient Triage Assessment and a Return to Work Assessment.

About Jvion

Jvion, a leader in clinical artificial intelligence, enables providers, payers and other healthcare entities to identify and prevent avoidable patient harm, utilization and costs. An industry first, the Jvion CORE™ goes beyond predictive analytics and machine learning to identify patients on a trajectory to becoming high-risk. Jvion then determines the interventions that will more effectively reduce risk and enable clinical and operational action. The CORE accelerates time to value by leveraging established patient-level intelligence to drive engagement across healthcare organizations, populations, and individuals. To date, the Jvion CORE has been deployed across hundreds of clients and resulted in millions saved. For more information, visit https://www.jvion.com.


Anya Nelson, Scratch Marketing + Media for Jvion, anyan@scratchmm.com, 617.817.6559

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