MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Livongo Health announced today that Express Scripts has selected Livongo to provide clients and members access to better tools to manage diabetes, a chronic condition affecting nearly 10% of the U.S. population and growing rapidly.1 Through this partnership, Livongo's innovative, cloud-based diabetes management program will be available to Express Scripts' more than 3,000 clients, which represent more than 85 million people in the U.S., including some 8 million people with diabetes.
"We are excited by the opportunity to partner with Livongo, an innovative company that will accelerate our ability to improve the care of people with diabetes," said Glen Stettin, Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer at Express Scripts. "Our expert diabetes pharmacists, high-touch Therapeutic Resource Center care model and innovative solutions help us practice pharmacy smarter for millions of people with diabetes, ensuring better, more cost-effective care."
Express Scripts clients will have seamless access to Livongo's diabetes management program, Livongo for Diabetes, which offers three key components:
- A connected glucose meter that transmits data and messaging in real-time
- A smart analytics platform that provides personalized insights
- A human touch through remote coaching from Certified Diabetes Educators
This innovative approach encourages more frequent blood glucose checks, provides targeted outreach from Certified Diabetes Educators, and automates the often cumbersome task of ordering supplies and manually tracking blood glucose readings. Most importantly, participants receive personalized, real-time information that enables more confident self-management and can improve glycemic control.
"Livongo is excited to partner with Express Scripts, which is well recognized for its emphasis on delivering patient-centered care and making health more affordable and accessible for tens of millions of people," said Glen Tullman, CEO of Livongo Health. "Working together, we'll be able to extend access to our solution to Express Scripts clients, while empowering members to more confidently manage their diabetes and to live better."
About Livongo Health
Livongo Health is reinventing the way people manage chronic conditions, beginning with diabetes. We are focused on improving the experience for people with diabetes, the people who care for them (family, friends, physicians), and the people who pay for their care. By offering the right information, tools and support, at the right time, we empower people with diabetes to live better and improve their health while reducing the cost of care. For case studies and member testimonials, please visit: http://www.livongo.com/program/case-studies.
About Express Scripts
Express Scripts puts medicine within reach of tens of millions of people by aligning with plan sponsors, taking bold action and delivering patient-centered care to make better health more affordable and accessible.
1 CDC National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2014 http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/data/statistics/2014statisticsreport.html
SOURCE Livongo Health