By working with Cardiogram, we can get more patients to the treatments they need using devices they already own, delivering a fundamentally better type of health insurance today and preventing costly complications tomorrow.
NEW YORK (PRWEB) April 24, 2019
Cardiogram and Oscar announced that, starting today, Oscar will now cover Cardiogram Care. Cardiogram Care uses the heart rate sensor on popular wearables—Apple Watch, Garmin, and WearOS by Google—to identify patients with undiagnosed diabetes and atrial fibrillation and guide them to clinically-appropriate care. Oscar members with a compatible wearable can access the new service by downloading the Cardiogram app, connecting their wearable, and verifying their Oscar member ID. If Cardiogram’s algorithms show an elevated risk of one of these health conditions, the member will be offered a free confirmatory test shipped to them or offered in a nearby lab. If the test shows a positive result, the member will be guided to an in-network physician to discuss lifestyle changes and treatment.
“Many people with diabetes and with atrial fibrillation don’t even realize that they have it,” said Harish Kilaru, Director of Business Development at Cardiogram. “But we can help close this diagnosis gap using a device that may already be on their wrist.” In multiple clinical studies with UC San Francisco’s cardiology department, Cardiogram’s artificial intelligence-based algorithm, DeepHeart, has accurately detected signs of multiple chronic conditions using the heart rate sensor on consumer wearables.
This preventive monitoring and testing will be offered for free to Oscar members, with no co-pay or deductible. According to a report by 20|20 Research, 64% of patients have avoided seeking necessary care due to high healthcare costs.
“At Oscar, we are proud to work with innovative partners to improve our members’ care,” said Nikita Singareddy, Operations & Strategy Analyst at Oscar. “By working with Cardiogram, we can get more patients to the treatments they need using devices they already own, delivering a fundamentally better type of health insurance today and preventing costly complications tomorrow.” Oscar now covers more than 250,000 people in nine states, including New York, New Jersey, California, Ohio, Texas, Tennessee, Arizona, Michigan, and Florida. Oscar members use telemedicine at a rate 5x more than the average health plan.
Oscar members can download Cardiogram today from the Apple App Store (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cardiogram/id1000017994?ls=1&mt=8) or Google Play Store (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cardiogram.v1). Cardiogram is compatible with multiple wearables, including Apple Watch (Series 0, Series 1, Series 2, Series 3, and Series 4), Google’s WearOS platform (including Fossil watches, Huawei Watch 1 & 2, LG Watch Sport, LG Watch Urbane, Moto 360, New Balance RunIQ, Polar M600, Misfit Vapor, and Mobvoi Ticwatch), and Garmin Forerunner, Fenix, and Vivoactive series.
Cardiogram transforms ordinary consumer wearables with heart rate sensors—like Apple Watch, Garmin, or WearOS—into a personal healthcare companion. In a sequence of clinical studies with more than 14,011 participants, Cardiogram has validated accuracy of an artificial intelligence-based algorithm, DeepHeart, to accurately detect multiple major health conditions, including hypertension, sleep apnea, diabetes, and atrial fibrillation (https://cardiogr.am/research). Cardiogram was launched in 2016 by ex-Google tech leads Johnson Hsieh and Brandon Ballinger, was named the best iPhone app of 2016 by iMore, and has shown user engagement and retention that exceeds even Instagram and Twitter (http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/136/Suppl_1/A21029). If you would like to get Cardiogram added to your health plan, reach out to partnerships(at)cardiogram.com.
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