What You Should Know:
- CareSource, a nonprofit managed care organization, today announced a $1M investment in Augment Therapy, a digital health company enhancing rehabilitative healthcare and exercise through immersive and gamified technology.
- The investment builds on CareSource and Augment Therapy’s pilot program at four locations in Ohio to research and showcase how access to Augment Therapy encourages children, and adults of all ages to exercise more and to get the most out of physical therapy and rehabilitation in both the clinical and at-home environments. CareSource and Augment Therapy hope to expand their pilot program into new markets in Ohio, Georgia, Indiana, Arkansas, Texas, Florida, Kansas and Michigan through its partnership with CareSource.
- The strategic investment will further CareSource’s mission to connect its members to the latest digital technologies to help address care gaps and ensure all people have access to innovative care.
About Augment Therapy
Augment Therapy’s gamified technology can be used in various settings, from pediatric children’s hospitals servicing inpatient and outpatient care, adult rehabilitation, and skilled nursing facilities, and in provider-focused at-home health care. Expected outcomes include increases in overall patient satisfaction, which can lead to greater compliance in rehabilitative care. This could help reduce inpatient stays and readmissions and increase functional mobility levels.