Becker's Healthcare November 24, 2021
One year ago, Intermountain Healthcare made digital health company Omada Health’s diabetes prevention program available as a covered benefit to the Salt Lake City-based system’s medical group patients. Here, two executives familiar with the initiative answer questions about its progress and results.
Responses were provided by Liz Joy, MD, Intermountain’s senior medical director for wellness and nutrition, and Elisa Soulier, the health and well-being manager at Castell Health, Intermountain’s value-based care subsidiary.
Editor’s note: Responses were lightly edited for clarity and style.
Question: How did Intermountain discover that diabetes prevention would improve if physicians offered digital program referrals?
Dr. Liz Joy and Elisa Soulier: Intermountain’s Diabetes Prevention Program intervention pathways have demonstrated effectiveness but would’ve required resources to scale for a growing population...