What You Should Know:
– Omada’s diabetes prevention program will be available to Intermountain’s at-risk patient population as part of a limited engagement in 2020 and 2021.
– Omada’s diabetes prevention 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.
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.
Omada’s diabetes prevention 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.
Expansion Builds on Previous Successful Collaborations
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.
“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.”
Why It Matters
“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.