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Intermountain and Castell, its value-based care subsidiary, will refer diabetic patients to Omada
Omada Health is a company that seeks to help patients prevent chronic disease through behavior change and patterns using insights about social networking, gaming, and behavioral science. While the company has expanded into other areas like hypertension and musculoskeletal issues, it started out as a solution for diabetes, and that remains a key area for the company
On Tuesday, it announced that it is expanding the access to its Diabetes Prevention Program and Diabetes Program through a partnership with Castell, Intermountain Healthcare’s value-based care subsidiary.
Through this collaboration, Castell will help to target and enroll eligible patient who are receiving care from Intermountain Healthcare’s primary care providers within its Utah Medical Group. When it finds those who have, or are at risk for, diabetes, either a Castell care coordinator or a Intermountain provider will proactively contact them to give them the option to enroll in an Omada program.
Members of Omada Health’s Diabetes Prevention Program and Diabetes Program receive support, along with intervention from certified health coaches, and pre-connected cellular scales. Diabetes Program members also get continuous glucose monitors and blood glucose meters, all which report data and track progress in real-time. On top of that, both programs also include an individualized care plan that is backed by behavior science to encourage lasting lifestyle changes.
Omada is currently working with over 1,800 customers, which includes health plans, health systems, and employers, while Intermountain Healthcare, a nonprofit system of 33 hospitals, 385 clinics, medical groups with around 3,900 employed physicians and advanced care providers, has more than one million members in its health plans division, called SelectHealth.
“This announcement points to a critical, strategic need in the industry – deep collaboration between health systems and virtual care providers,” Wei-Li Shao, President of Omada Health, said in a statement.
“Together, Omada Health and Castell can connect traditional care with virtual care to reach more at-risk patients with our proven Diabetes Prevention and Diabetes programs. This new partnership positions Omada Health squarely at the intersection of in-person and virtual healthcare for some of the most prevalent chronic conditions and is a statement on where the evolution of care is headed.”
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