Omada Health and the population health subsidiary, create a new, risk-share care model to accelerate the adoption of value-based care
SAN FRANCISCO -- January 9, 2023 -- Omada Health, a virtual, integrated chronic care healthcare provider, and Castell, Intermountain Healthcare’s value-based care subsidiary, have entered into a partnership that expands the access of Omada’s Diabetes Prevention Program and Diabetes Program to patients and caregivers receiving care from Intermountain Healthcare’s primary care providers within its Utah Medical Group. Castell will help to target and enroll eligible patients through their existing care pathways. Patients who have, or are at risk for, diabetes will be proactively contacted by Castell care coordinators and Intermountain providers to give them the option to enroll into the appropriate Omada program.
Omada Health’s Diabetes Prevention Program and Diabetes Program offer members support along with intervention from health coaches certified through CDC-affiliated Diabetes Training and Technical Assistance Center. The members of the programs receive pre-connected cellular scales, with Diabetes Program members also receiving continuous glucose monitors and blood glucose meters, all which report data seamlessly and track progress in real-time. The Diabetes Prevention and Diabetes programs also include an individualized care plan that is backed by behavior science to encourage lasting lifestyle changes.
“This announcement points to a critical, strategic need in the industry - deep collaboration between health systems and virtual care providers,” said Wei-Li Shao, President of Omada Health. “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.”
Omada’s Diabetes Prevention Program has proven results, as illustrated in the PREDICTS peer-reviewed study, with an average weight loss achieved by Omada participants associated with 50% reduction in the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and 58% achieving normal A1C levels. The Diabetes Program members saw an average of 0.8% A1C reduction, including an average of 1.4% reduction for individuals with baseline A1C values at or above 9%, according to the Insights From a Digitally Enhanced Diabetes Program study.
“Together, we are creating a new, integrated hybrid care model designed to reach and ultimately help more patients at-risk for and with diabetes,” said Jay Zerwekh, Chief Executive Officer at Castell. “By focusing on doing the right thing, to find new and innovative ways to improve the lives of patients with diabetes, we also found a way to reduce cost.”
The partnership between Omada Health and Intermountain Healthcare’s Castell aims to establish a synergy between virtual and in-person care opportunities for members. With Omada Health as the point of care, reinforced by Intermountain and Castell providers and care coordinators, it's bringing in a new future for healthcare. To learn more about this partnership, contact us here: https://www.omadahealth.com/contact
About Omada Health
Omada Health delivers integrated, virtual care across chronic conditions, a top clinical need for employers and health plans. By combining clinical best practices with the science of behavior change, Omada Health improves member health and reduces the cost of care. Working with over 1,800+ customers — including health plans, health systems, and employers ranging in size from small businesses to Fortune 500s across a wide variety of industries — Omada delivers personalized care plans for diabetes, diabetes prevention, hypertension, and musculoskeletal issues. All programs include integrated behavioral health support. Omada is the first virtual provider to join the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Leadership Alliance, reflecting the aim to complement primary care providers. Omada Health’s virtual care programs are clinically supported and evidence-based, with results published in multiple peer-reviewed journals. To learn more, visit www.omadahealth.com.
Castell is a comprehensive health services company that helps healthcare providers, payers, health systems, and accountable care organizations achieve success in value-based care. Castell’s impactful analytic products and innovative care solutions are designed to accelerate organizations’ transition from volume to value and improve outcomes for patients while keeping costs more affordable. Castell is an Intermountain Healthcare company.
About Intermountain Healthcare
Headquartered in Utah with locations in eight states and additional operations across the western U.S., Intermountain Healthcare is a nonprofit system of 33 hospitals, 385 clinics, medical groups with some 3,900 employed physicians and advanced care providers, a health plans division called SelectHealth with more than one million members, and other health services. Helping people live the healthiest lives possible, Intermountain is committed to improving community health and is widely recognized as a leader in transforming healthcare by using evidence-based best practices to consistently deliver high-quality outcomes at sustainable costs.