1upHealth in the News: The end of Roe could be a boon for the Mass. economy. Here’s why.

This article was originally published by The Boston Globe on June 29, 2022.

Sixty-four percent of college-educated workers would not apply for a job in states with an abortion ban, according to a national survey commissioned by the Tara Health Foundation in August 2021. Half said they would consider moving if their state lawmakers severely limited access to the procedure. (With Roe now officially gone, at least a dozen states have existing trigger laws that will soon enact bans.)

“In recent days, several companies picked up on that sentiment. Large players like Disney, Meta, and Amazon recently announced new policies promising time off and financial support for employees seeking abortions, as have Boston-based firms including State Street and Hubspot.

Seaport health tech startup 1upHealth is going further, offering to handle the cost of relocating any of its 60 or so remote employees nationwide who may want to move, around half its total staff. Some live in Texas or North Carolina, CEO Joe Gagnon said, and deserve to work in “places where they’re not feeling like an outsider.” 

Incentives like that are “smart business,” Fraim said, especially in a tight labor market where talent is king.”

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About The Boston Globe:

The Boston Globe is an American daily newspaper founded and based in Boston, Massachusetts. The newspaper has won a total of 26 Pulitzer Prizes, and had a average print circulation of 68,806. The Boston Globe is the oldest and largest daily newspaper in Boston.

About 1upHealth: 

1upHealth is the leading FHIR® platform that connects an ecosystem of payers, providers, patients, life sciences, and app developers within a trusted interoperability network. Unlike legacy enterprise companies, 1upHealth was created and built with the modern healthcare infrastructure in mind. The 1up FHIR® platform is serverless with cloud-native applications that transform data at enterprise scale with greater ease and simplicity to improve patient outcomes, drive population-level analytics and enable medical innovation. Founded in 2017, the company is connected to more than 10,000 clinical and payer endpoints with best-in-class FHIR® APIs. Gartner designated 1upHealth a “Cool Vendor in Healthcare Interoperability” for its FHIR® platform.

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