19 Mar, 2018, 08:07 ET
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Pittsburgh-based Highmark Inc., a Blue Cross Blue Shield affiliate, today announced that Highmark employees and self-funded commercial clients now have access to Livongo Health for chronic condition management. Livongo empowers people to live better and healthier lives through a proven approach that combines consumer technology with personalized insights and custom coaching tailored to each individual's unique health needs.
Prevalence of diabetes in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and West Virginia was 9.31 percent in 20152, making it one of the most highly impacted regions in the country. The financial toll of diabetes in the area is estimated at more than $22.7 billion per year3,4,5, according to the American Diabetes Association.
"We are very excited to bring the Livongo solution to Highmark customers," said Vice President of Clinical Care and Wellness for Highmark, Lori Hough. "Offering solutions that make it easier for customers to better manage health care costs is a top priority. Livongo's platform has the ability to offer timely insights and motivate actions that are simple, effective, and proven to change behavior, making it easier for individuals to manage their chronic conditions and be healthier."
More than 350 large self-insured employers, health systems, health plans, and pharmacy benefit managers have chosen Livongo's platform based in large part on industry-leading member satisfaction6, and proven clinical7 and financial8 outcomes.
"Employers are looking at new solutions to address their underlying cost drivers and diabetes is among the top cost drivers," said Christopher Amery, a Philadelphia based Mercer Principal. "Livongo has a commitment to care for the whole person by offering a personalized approach to chronic condition management. Employers have looked to solutions like this to benefit their employees and the physicians who support them."
Livongo's Chief Executive Officer Glen Tullman commented, "We are excited to work with Highmark to address diabetes and related conditions in the region, and welcome Highmark members to join the community of people nationwide living better and healthier lives with Livongo."
For more information, Highmark customers can contact their Highmark Client Manager.
About Livongo Health
Livongo has a vision of empowering all people with chronic conditions to live better and healthier lives. We are redesigning chronic condition management, starting with diabetes, by driving behavior change through the combination of consumer health technology, personalized recommendations, and real-time support at the point of impact. Powered by advanced analytics, we create personalized experiences for our members so they receive the right information, tools, and support, at the right time. Our approach is leading to better financial and clinical outcomes while creating a better experience for all people with chronic conditions and their care team of family, friends, and medical professionals.
For more information visit: www.livongo.com.
1 Diagnosed Diabetes, CDC, 2016
2 Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for the United States, Regions, States, and Puerto Rico: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2017, United States Census Bureau, 2018
3 The Burden of Diabetes in Pennsylvania, American Diabetes Association, 2016
4 The Burden of Diabetes in Delaware, American Diabetes Association, 2016
5 The Burden of Diabetes in West Virginia, American Diabetes Association, 2016
6 Livongo NPS from Member Satisfaction Survey, December 31, 2017
7 Downing J, Bollyky J, Schneider J. Use of a Connected Glucose Meter and Certified Diabetes Educator Coaching to Decrease the Likelihood of Abnormal Blood Glucose Excursions: The Livongo for Diabetes Program 8 J Med Internet Res 2017;19(7):e234, DOI: 10.2196/jmir.6659
8 Presentation at the 77th Annual American Diabetes Association's Scientific Sessions
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