MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Livongo, the leading consumer digital health company that empowers all people with chronic conditions to live better and healthier lives, and Medical Park Family Care, the largest primary care group in Alaska, today announced that Livongo for Diabetes will be available to the 4,000 people with diabetes receiving care from Medical Park Family Care. Providers will recommend Livongo, alongside diabetes prescriptions, regular primary care appointments, and clinic services, to ensure that people with diabetes receive 24/7 ongoing support and tools to better self-manage diabetes.
Livongo is redesigning chronic condition management, starting with diabetes. Livongo delivers a personalized experience, using data and clinical science, and helps to make staying healthy easier, which results in measurable positive health outcomes for people with diabetes1 and lower costs for payers2. Combining Livongo's remote monitoring and coaching approach with Medical Park gives people a seamless experience between their provider and their time outside the office.
"From the very beginning of the digital health revolution, we've seen digital solutions, providers, and payers operating in silos. Our partnership with Medical Park is an important step in bringing everyone together with the common goal of making people healthier in an effective, scalable, and sustainable business model," said Dr. Jennifer Schneider, Chief Medical Officer of Livongo. "Livongo has achieved positive clinical outcomes for people with diabetes and strong financial outcomes for our clients1,2, and we are excited to see the medical establishment taking note. Partnering with Medical Park Family Care and their health plan will help make managing diabetes easier, putting the person with diabetes at the center, and linking them, as needed and appropriate, to their provider. Everyone wins!"
Medical Park Family Care operates a diabetes center of excellence where 90% of their people with diabetes receive care, and they are now expanding their services offered to include Livongo's remote-monitoring and lifestyle modification coaching. This is particularly important given that 7.8% of Alaskans have diabetes and Medical Park Family Care identifies new people with diabetes each week.1
"We provide our patients with a variety of services to ensure the best care possible. The clinical benefits of offering Livongo to our patients living with diabetes are clear," said Brandon Ousley, Chief Executive Officer of Medical Park Family Care. "Our patients can't always be here at the clinic, but with Livongo they can always access the support and tools they need to manage their diabetes."
About Livongo Health
Livongo is the leading consumer digital health company that empowers all people with chronic conditions to live better and healthier lives. We have developed a completely new approach for chronic condition management, starting with diabetes, that combines the latest technology with 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 managing diabetes and multiple chronic conditions easier. Our approach is leading to better financial and clinical outcomes while also creating a better experience for people with chronic conditions and their care team of family, friends, and medical professionals. For more information visit: www.livongo.com.
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1 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. J Med Internet Res 2017;19(7):e234, DOI: 10.2196/jmir.6659
2 Presentation at the 77th Annual American Diabetes Association's Scientific Sessions
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