“Lark Health's digital approach to hypertension management significantly reduces patients' blood pressure and risk of stroke after only six months — which should excite insurers looking to save on chronic care costs.
A recent study carried out by California-based chronic disease management startup Lark Health and medical devicemaker Omron shows that Lark's hypertension program was able to significantly reduce blood pressure and decrease the risk of stroke for patients after a period of six months. Lark's approach to hypertension management combines real-time health coaching from an AI-trained chatbot — including hypertension education, nutrition coaching, and medication reminders — with routine blood pressure monitoring via Omron's Bluetooth-enabled blood pressure cuff.
Considering how expensive prescription drugs are in the US, we could see insurers giving more attention to digital solutions as they grapple with how to best address the country's swelling healthcare costs. Nearly 50% of US patients taking blood pressure medication still exhibit blood pressure levels considered "uncontrolled," according to American Heart Association statistics cited by Lark. And healthcare spending for people with hypertension is approximately $2,000 higher each year than those without high blood pressure — resulting in $131 billion more in healthcare costs nationwide, for instance.”
Want to learn more about Lark for Hypertension?
Enroll now for our upcoming webinar: The Power of Personalized Coaching to Control Hypertension
October 22nd | 10 AM - 11 AM PT (1 PM - 2 PM ET)
What's in this webinar?
Nearly 1 in 2 American adults have high blood pressure. It’s extremely costly and complicated to treat and manage serious conditions that arise from high blood pressure like stroke, cardiovascular disease, and chronic kidney disease.
In this webinar, we will discuss a brand new analysis released in partnership with Omron Healthcare, Inc., maker of connected blood pressure monitors, of AI coaching paired with connected devices.
Please join Lark’s Head of Employer Sales, Ailene Bui, as she discusses the following topics:
- Initial results from the analysis
- How an AI-augmented platform, paired with connected devices, can help employees manage chronic conditions
- Implications for employer cost-savings