MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Livongo Health, the leading consumer digital health company focused on empowering people with chronic conditions to live better and healthier lives, announced today the first members of the company's Clinical Advisory Board. The members include nationally-renowned healthcare leaders and key influencers in diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and health economics.
Livongo's panel of diabetes and healthcare experts will provide feedback and advice as Livongo delivers programs to improve the care of chronic conditions. The Advisory Board will support Livongo in continuing to deliver clinically-advanced, real-time, and personalized care enabled by technology and experienced caregivers where and when appropriate.
"Members of our advisory board have expertise in behavioral change in diabetes and other chronic conditions. They bring a deep understanding of the broader impact that healthcare technology can have on large populations," said Dr. Jennifer Schneider, Chief Medical Officer of Livongo. "I am thrilled at the opportunity to work closely with these healthcare leaders to innovate and to advance the care of people with chronic conditions."
The members of Livongo's Clinical Advisory Board include:
Dr. Mark McClellan, MD, PhD, MPA is the Director of the Robert J Margolis Center for Health Policy and the Margolis Professor of Business, Medicine and Health Policy at Duke University. Formerly, he was a senior fellow and director of the Health Care Innovation and Value Initiative at the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform at The Brookings Institution, in Washington, D.C. McClellan served as Commissioner of the United States Food and Drug Administration under President George W. Bush from 2002 through 2004, and subsequently as administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services from 2004 through 2006.
Dr. Anne L. Peters, MD is a nationally and internationally respected diabetologist and one of bestdoctors.com's "Best Doctors in America". She is professor of medicine and director of the USC Clinical Diabetes Program and the former chairperson of the American Diabetes Association Council on Health Care Delivery and Public Health. Dr. Peters has a research center in East Los Angeles where she works with her team to prevent diabetes in the surrounding communities and has authored Conquering Diabetes: A Cutting-Edge, Comprehensive Program for Prevention and Treatment.
Richard V. Milani, MD, FACC, FAHA is the Chief Clinical Transformation Officer, Vice-Chairman of the Department of Cardiology, and Professor of Medicine, at Ochsner Health System, Ochsner Clinical School – The University of Queensland School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana. His background and research focuses on population health with a special interest in chronic disease and medical informatics. He also serves as the Medical Director of Innovation Ochsner (iO), a health innovation accelerator that is a subsidiary of the Ochsner Health System. He has authored over 500 medical publications and serves as a frequent lecturer, reviewer for several medical journals, and is the author of an upcoming book: Death and Dollars: Solving the Epidemic of Chronic Disease.
William Polonsky, PhD, CDE is Associate Clinical Professor in Psychiatry at the University of California San Diego and President and Co-Founder of the Behavioral Diabetes institute and has served as Senior Psychologist at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, faculty member at Harvard Medical School, and Chairman of the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators. A licensed clinical psychologist and certified diabetes educator, Dr. Polonsky is a distinguished national and international lecturer on behavior diabetes issues and an active researcher in the field of behavioral diabetes. In addition to his many diabetes-related professional publications, he has authored several books for the lay audience (e.g., Diabetes Burnout: What to Do When You Can't Take it Anymore) and co-edited several others for healthcare professionals (e.g., A CORE Curriculum for Diabetes Education).
Susan Weiner, CDE is an award-winning Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator and published author. She was named the 2015 AADE Diabetes Educator of the Year and is the "Diabetes in Real Life" columnist at Endocrine Today. In addition to contributing to dozens of nutrition-related articles both online and in magazines, Susan is the co-author of two popular diabetes resource books: The Complete Diabetes Organizer: Your Guide to a Less Stressful and More Manageable Diabetes Life and Diabetes: 365 Tips for Living Well ~ Expert Advice to Help You Thrive Each Day. She was the editor of "On the Cutting Edge," a peer reviewed journal for the Diabetes Care and Education practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Susan is a distinguished national and international lecturer on a variety of diabetes and nutrition topics.
The Livongo for Diabetes program is available through a growing number of the country's most progressive self-insured employers, leading Fortune 500 companies, health plans, and health systems with tens of thousands of people with diabetes enrolled today. Livongo members have been shown to demonstrate a reduction in HbA1c, the most accepted test used to measure blood glucose levels over three months and an important indicator of how well blood glucose has been managed. This substantial improvement reduces the likelihood of long-term complications and other chronic conditions such as kidney failure, blindness, heart attacks, and strokes, vastly improving quality of life and generating cost savings for individuals with diabetes.
About Livongo Health
Livongo is the leading consumer digital health company that empowers people with chronic conditions to live a better life. We have developed a completely new approach for diabetes management that combines the latest technology with personalized and directed coaching. By offering the right information, tools, and support, at the right time, we provide our members with real-time, personalized insights and support to make diabetes management easier. Our approach is leading to better clinical and financial outcomes while also creating a better experience for people with diabetes and their care team of family, friends, and medical professionals. For more information visit: www.livongo.com.
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