New app will address LGBT health disparities

Three University of Pennsylvania medical students have created SpectrumScores to connect LGBT patients with the right providers to meet their unique needs. A recent nationwide study showed that more than half of LGBT patients face discrimination in healthcare settings.

via Philly Mag

“SpectrumScores isn’t just an app, it’s a mission,” co-founder Jun Jeon said. “Accessibility to proper healthcare is a fundamental human right, no matter where you lie on the spectrum.”

The SpectrumScores team interviewed more than 100 LGBTQ patients in the city, and their input inspired the app to allow users to search, rate, and review providers based on several LGBTQ-specific metrics. In addition, users will be able to filter providers by relative distance, conditions treated, insurance accepted, languages spoken, and more to make finding the right fit as easy as possible.