Omada Health Announces Integrated Behavioral Health Support
SAN FRANCISCO, March 09, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — On the heels of Omada Health $192 million Series Ethe digital health company announced to Mindset 2022 today that it is investing more deeply in its collaborative care model by integrating its behavioral health support into all existing programs (diabetes prevention, diabetes management, hypertension and musculoskeletal).
As a leader in virtual first aid, Omada is continually evolving its programs with the goal of providing better, more integrated care for people living with chronic conditions. This latest integration provides members with care that addresses both mental and physical health to help break down barriers and lead to better outcomes. This update will give members access to the following:
- Initial Assessment of Mental Health Symptoms for Anxiety and Depression
- Detailed resources to address the social determinants of health, including access to health care, food insecurity, and barriers in their built environment
- Tools to address specific behavioral challenges based on cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness, including stress management and sleep lessons
- Care teams strengthened with ongoing training and specialized mental health support to better support behavioral health
- Out-of-scope services, including triage of high-risk situations and directing immediate response in times of crisis
“Omada Health has always viewed mental health support as a key component of overall well-being. Our latest investment in integrating support into our programs further reinforces this commitment,” said Jennifer La Guardia, Senior Director of Clinical and Behavioral Sciences, Omada Health. “With nearly half of our members identifying behavioral health symptoms, we are now providing them with even more personalized care to help them understand and overcome these challenges.”
The mental health crisis has reached a crisis point across the United States Currently, 52 million American adults struggle with mental health issues – 21% of the population. Mental health issues have often been isolated from other health issues, but they are deeply connected when it comes to overall health. Among Omada Health members, 47% show high behavioral symptoms of anxiety and/or depression. Addressing these issues for people with health conditions offers significant potential for cost savings by promoting better adherence to health treatments and better overall health outcomes.
Additionally, to more comprehensively address chronic conditions, Omada Health is deploying ways to better identify chronic pain sufferers and treat these issues more effectively. Physiotherapists at Omada Health’s MSK platform have always understood the critical link between behavioral health and chronic pain, but now have additional tools to deliver an approach that focuses on mindset first to manage chronic pain.
Seventy-eight percent of Americans prefer medication-free pain management to opioids and initiate physical therapy early in an episode may reduce future opioid use. CDC guidelines also indicate that non-pharmacological therapy is preferred for chronic pain. As the opioid epidemic continues, Omada Health is looking to improve its approach for people with chronic pain.
“Patients with chronic pain, like our members with diabetes, have still not had all of their needs met by the healthcare system,” said Kurt Seefeld, Vice President of Products at Omada Health. “At Omada Health, we empower members, regardless of their challenges. We are now rolling out ways to better integrate behavioral and physical health with a mindset approach, to deliver more effective care.
To learn more about Omada Health’s programs, visit: https://www.omadahealth.com/platform.
About Omada Health
Omada Health provides integrated virtual care for chronic conditions, a major clinical need for employers and health plans. By combining clinical best practices with the science of behavior change, Omada Health improves member health and reduces the cost of care. Working with more than 1,700 clients – including health plans, health systems and employers ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 in a wide variety of industries – Omada offers personalized interventions for diabetes, diabetes prevention , hypertension and musculoskeletal problems. All programs include built-in behavioral health support. Omada Health’s virtual care programs are clinically backed and evidence-based, with results published in multiple peer-reviewed journals. To learn more, visit www.omadahealth.com.