It all started with a pretty simple question: If we know the best way to treat the diseases that hurt us the most, then why doesn’t everybody get the best care? The answer, though, turned out to be a lot more complicated. Misaligned incentives, poor coordination, defensive medicine, and even some of our own attitudes are keeping us in pain. Risalto set out to change all of that.
Launched with the backing of Oxeon Partners in 2016, Risalto aimed to bring the most effective care to every patient. In order to accomplish this, it was clear that we couldn't just create another digital health solution, we had to rethink everything from how a member becomes a patient, to that patient's relationship with their provider universe, to the hard and soft incentives that motivate those providers. In the process, we brought together leading experts in musculoskeletal care, health economics and analytics, care management, and health insurance to lead our founding team. With their insights, we are learning how to identify the best providers, incentivize and support more providers in being the best, and create a connected, concierge led patient journey that helps patients get better, faster.