Connecting the Dots: Health Gorilla and CLEAR Team Up

Shereese Maynard
4 min readMar 15, 2023

Sometimes, it takes two to tango. That’s what’s happening in the healthcare industry as of late, with Health Gorilla and CLEAR joining forces for an innovative new partnership. Through Individual Access Services, consumers can now securely access their health information like never before. But why have these two healthcare heavyweights decided to work together? Let’s take a closer look.

First, let me explain who these two companies are quick and dirty like. I’ve been HIT-crushing on Health Gorilla for the last three years, and the brand is finally starting to live up to its potential and my expectations. Health Gorilla, quickly becoming a pioneering force in the digital health sector, is revolutionizing how healthcare data is accessed, shared, and utilized. Founded by a passionate team of visionaries, most notably Chief Strategist Sergio Wagner, this groundbreaking company seeks to empower patients and healthcare providers by providing an innovative platform bridging the gap between disparate medical records and systems. By streamlining the secure exchange of vital health information, Health Gorilla expedites patient care and significantly reduces errors that often result from fragmented data. I love this for the healthcare industry. Committed to fostering a future where healthcare is more efficient, accessible, and personalized, Health Gorilla is swiftly becoming an indispensable player in the quest to transform the global healthcare landscape, and I’m here for it.

Clear, led by Co-Founder Caryn Seidman-Becker, has been around since 2010; healthcare wasn’t their playground; air travel was. However, Clear has quickly found footing in healthcare and is becoming a leading player in the health IT security space, providing innovative solutions that protect the sensitive data of healthcare organizations and their patients. With a focus on identity verification and authentication, Clear offers a range of advanced technologies that help prevent fraud, data breaches, and other security threats. Clear’s biometric technology enables healthcare providers to quickly and accurately identify patients, ensuring that the correct information is accessed only by authorized personnel. In an age where cyber attacks are becoming increasingly common, Clear’s solutions provide a crucial layer of protection for healthcare organizations, safeguarding the privacy and security of patient information. That’s a good look.

The Benefits of this Partnership

Health Gorilla and CLEAR’s new Individual Access Services program is designed to provide healthcare organizations with streamlined access to patient records without compromising security. The program will begin in Puerto Rico with the Puerto Rico Health Information Exchange (PRHIE). Patients can securely share their health data with providers via a single sign-on account integrated into Health Gorilla’s platform. In the future, this program could expand to other regions as well.

By leveraging CLEAR’s secure identity verification technology, healthcare organizations can ensure that only authorized users access patient records — without sacrificing convenience. This helps protect patient data while streamlining the collection and sharing of health information across multiple platforms. Furthermore, since users can access their records from any device, they are more likely to stay engaged in their care by accessing resources regularly — which leads to better outcomes, improved satisfaction levels, and lower costs overall.

The Impact of Digital Transformation on Healthcare

As digital transformation continues to revolutionize the way we do business in every industry, healthcare organizations must keep up with changing trends or risk falling behind their competitors. By partnering with CLEAR on this unique initiative, Health Gorilla is paving the way for other organizations looking for convenient yet secure ways to access patient records. With this latest partnership, just one example of how digital transformation transforms healthcare from within, there’s no telling what changes we may see next! One might argue that Clear’s not the only choice for Health Gorilla and the particular gap they’re trying to close, but I think Clear is the perfect choice for where Health Gorilla is now. The two entities can grow in healthcare together.

Healthcare IT leaders have been searching for solutions that offer secure yet convenient ways to access patient data — and it looks like they may have found their answer in Health Gorilla and CLEAR’s Individual Access Services program. By leveraging CLEAR’s secure identity verification technology integrated into Health Gorilla’s platform, healthcare organizations can ensure that only authorized users access records without sacrificing convenience or functionality for patients or providers alike. It’s clear that digital transformation is having an increasingly positive impact on the healthcare industry — and it looks like both Health Gorilla and CLEAR are at the forefront of these innovations! I can’t wait to see Health Gorilla at VIVE and discuss what’s next. Let’s hope this partnership is a love story for the ages.

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Shereese Maynard

Digital Health Professional. Woman in Technology. Writer. Speaker. Hiker. She/her