Improving public health outcomes with better data
Public Health officials rely largely on federal data sets and coarse dashboarding tools. The vast majority do not have access to estimates that match the problems they’re trying to solve.
Apriqot produces population health estimates that are dynamic, ready-on-demand, and integrable with local data: a community magnifying glass that allows practitioners to "see" the conditions and social factors that drive inequities and outcomes, allowing them to create population health policies and interventions at the appropriate sub-community, geography, and dosage.
Ken Shapiro, Co-founder / CEO
Kevin Konty, Co-founder / CTO
(Data Scientist, Demographer)
Ken is a skilled leader with deep experience managing and navigating health and human services systems as well as managing internal and external communications for those same systems. He has expertise at all levels of government, including extensive work with health and human services agencies, health care systems, and local health agencies. He has led the development of a Medicaid innovation/ population health management program (Whole Person Care). He has also overseen teams tasked with compliance, HR and labor relations, privacy, finance, legal, and communications. Ken leads all business processes, product management, and client relations.
Kevin has spent years developing methods to improve population estimation and public health surveillance. At the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Kevin has led technical teams working on a broad portfolio of public health problems involving epidemiology, statistics, demography, survey methodology, informatics, and geography. Over the past two decades Kevin has served as Senior Scientific Advisor, Director of Methodology in the Epidemiology Division, and Director of Data Science and Research for Family and Child health. His responsibilities have included developing the current system for the city’s neighborhood-level population estimates, directing the GIS center, acting as technical privacy officer, leading in-house technical consulting efforts, and serving in multiple data governance roles. He is currently leading efforts to integrate health and education data from multiple agencies. Kevin is leading the development of Apriqot’s core products.