What You Should Know:
– Bamboo Health today announced an expanded partnership with Bicycle Health to enhance care collaboration for treating opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment, ahead of their upcoming participation at ViVE and HIMSS.
– Bicycle Health will leverage the company’s Pings™ and Spotlights™ solutions for real-time insights into the emergency department (ED) and acute inpatient care utilization for improved outcomes, as well as to understand the impact of the company’s programs across its population.
Optimize Virtual Care for Opioid Use Disorder Treatment via Real-Time Insights
The opioid crisis continues to grow exponentially here in the U.S. with the medical journal the Lancet recently estimating that 1.2 million people will die from overdose deaths alone by 2029. Bicycle Health was founded to make effective OUD treatment more accessible. Most modern recovery experiences are simply not designed for the vast majority of patient experiences. Many require extensive time spent, prohibiting those with less flexible jobs or caregiving roles from taking time away. Additionally, many Americans simply don’t have access to Medication-Assisted-Treatment (MAT) – a highly effective opioid recovery treatment that reduces withdrawal, cravings, and overdose risk. In fact, 40% percent of rural Americans currently live in a county without a single waivered provider that can prescribe Buprenorphine for opioid addiction treatment. As a result, many patients can’t and don’t receive the treatment they need. In 2019, just 1.5% of people struggling with substance use disorder reported receiving any treatment at all.
Under the terms of the expanded relationship, Bicycle Health will now leverage Bamboo Health’s Pings and Spotlights solutions to gain real-time insights into emergency department and acute inpatient care utilization for improved outcomes, as well as to better understand the impact of the company’s programs across its population.
To help more Americans get the treatment they need, Bicycle Health has sought to reach as many people with OUD as possible, providing affordable, high-quality telehealth care to make recovery simple, convenient, and effective – safely from home. The company’s evidence-based care model includes synchronous and asynchronous telehealth visits, same day prescription refills for medication management, access to peer support groups and psychotherapy, and regular in-home diagnostics testing to monitor a patient’s progress. The company has seen tremendous progress – in 2021, the company prevented an estimated 355 overdoses and helped nearly 15,000 patients overcome problematic opioid use. Bicycle Health’s retention rates are also appreciably higher than the industry average.