SAN FRANCISCO (PRWEB) November 11, 2020
Deepening a collaboration that began in 2016, Omada Health and Intermountain Healthcare announced the availability of Omada’s Prevention Program as a covered benefit to patients with prediabetes seen by Intermountain Medical Group providers at Intermountain primary care facilities. As in-person healthcare systems seek to integrate proven digital care and coaching for at-risk patients, this new offering creates a roadmap for large health systems across the country. Omada’s prevention program will be available to Intermountain’s at-risk patient population as part of a limited engagement in 2020 and 2021 that launched at the end of August.
This announcement builds on a series of milestones between Intermountain Healthcare and Omada. In 2016, the two companies launched an innovative partnership in conjunction with the American Medical Association to deliver digital diabetes prevention services via physician referral. In 2019, the Omada Program became a covered benefit for Intermountain employees and their adult dependents, followed by an investment from Intermountain Ventures, the strategic investment arm of Intermountain Healthcare.
“We couldn’t be more excited to expand Omada’s prevention program to Intermountain’s at-risk patient population,” said Omada Health CEO, Sean Duffy. “Now, more than ever, we are seeing the immediate need for digital care solutions that maintain human connection. Omada’s digital care programs are designed to amplify the impact of our human coaches and the interpersonal relationships they establish with their participants. We’re excited to continue to build on our partnership, and trust that the expertise and empathy of our coaches will generate positive results among Intermountain’s patient population.”
Intermountain Healthcare is widely recognized as a leader in transforming healthcare by using evidence-based best practices to consistently deliver high-quality outcomes and sustainable costs. The not-for-profit system of 24 hospitals, 225 clinics, and more than 2,600 physicians and clinicians in Utah, Idaho and Nevada and a health plans division called SelectHealth has received recognition for its investment in value-based, clinically effective, preventive care. Omada and Intermountain Healthcare share goals of increasing access to personalized care, and reducing costs and improving patient experience.
“Intermountain is focused on ensuring all patients receive the care and information they need – where, when, and how they want it – with seamless coordination across the system,” said Elizabeth Joy, M.D., M.P.H., Intermountain’s Medical Director for the Office of Health Promotion and Wellness under Community Based Care and Nutrition Services. “We’ve enrolled nearly 2,000 participants to date from our caregiver population, and we anticipate that access to the Omada program will enhance patient engagement and improve health outcomes in a time when patients are seeking deeply human digital care.”
“By expanding the Omada diabetes prevention program to our at-risk patients, digital coaches will help encourage and teach patients to proactively manage and improve their overall health and prevent a potentially deadly disease. This is one of the many ways Intermountain Healthcare is moving toward value-based care, which aims to improve patient outcomes and reduce healthcare costs, not just for patients, but entire communities,” said Rajesh Shrestha, VP and COO, community-based care at Intermountain and president and CEO of Castell, an Intermountain company focused on elevating value-based care capabilities.
About Omada Health
Omada Health is a leading digital care company that offers innovative and clinically effective digital health programs to empower individuals to engage in their health and lead healthier lives. The program is personalized to meet each participant’s unique needs as they evolve, ranging from diabetes prevention, type 2 diabetes management, hypertension, behavioral health, and musculoskeletal issues. Omada combines professional health coaching, connected health devices, real-time data and personalized feedback to deliver clinically meaningful results. The company is the largest CDC-recognized provider of the National Diabetes Prevention Program. To learn more, visit http://www.omadahealth.com.
About Intermountain Healthcare
Intermountain Healthcare is a not-for-profit system of 24 hospitals, 215 clinics, a Medical Group with 2,500 employed physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a health insurance company called SelectHealth, and other health services in Idaho, Utah, and Nevada. Intermountain is widely recognized as a leader in transforming healthcare by using evidence-based best practices to consistently deliver high-quality outcomes and sustainable costs. For more information, see intermountainhealthcare.org.
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