Former Fitbit, Hinge Health executive will help Lark as it grows its employer offering and customer base
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA (July 8, 2019) — Lark Health, the leading chronic disease prevention and management platform using artificial intelligence (AI), today announced Ailene Bui has joined the team as Head of Employer Sales. Bui brings more than a decade of experience in enterprise sales as the company looks to continue to accelerate its growth in the large, self-insured employer space.
“Lark’s chronic condition management and prevention programs offer an all-in-one, cost-effective tool for large employers,” said Julia Hu, co-founder and CEO of Lark Health. “Ailene’s years of experience in the space and her deep knowledge of what tools and solutions connect with employees will be a great asset to Lark as we rapidly expand from over 200 employers to more than double that this year.”
In her new role, Bui will lead Lark’s commercial efforts with employers by building partnerships that will enable them to lower health care costs, while offering hyper-personalized care for each of their employees that will drive behavior change in chronic disease management and prevention without sacrificing member experience.
Before joining Lark, Bui was a Regional Vice President of Sales and Operations in the San Francisco area at Hinge Health, an innovative digital health company addressing musculoskeletal conditions — a huge cost-driver for employers. Before that, she served as a sales leader on Fitbit’s Health Solutions team where she helped develop the company’s employer offering and built relationships with large, self-insured employers. She began her career with more than a decade in sales at IBM before studying health policy and management at UCLA’s Fielding School of Public Health.
“Lark leads in providing outcomes-based chronic disease prevention and management programs at scale, which is a critical need for employers who are trying to address rising health care costs,” said Bui. “Incremental approaches are not going to work, and I am thrilled to be joining the team to help share the Lark platform with more employers and help them design health benefits programs that truly engage individuals across an entire workforce with a personalized approach and robust member experience.”
Lark’s programs are a cost-effective offering for large, self-insured employers, as they are not constrained in the same way as traditional clinical resources or outsourced telephonic coaching platforms. Lark’s conversational AI and connected device technology can scale to serve a broad population and allows each patient to access personalized care anytime, anywhere with real-time coaching and support for Diabetes, Hypertension, Weight Management, and Prediabetes.
Lark Health is the leading chronic disease prevention and management platform using proven, AI health coaching to deliver better health outcomes at scale. Lark uses cutting edge AI and connected health monitors, which can be combined with clinical resources, to provide real-time, personalized, 24/7 support and counseling to help users make healthier choices and manage their conditions. Lark’s Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), Wellness Program, Diabetes Care Program, and Hypertension Program serve nearly 2 million users, and have demonstrated clinically validated outcomes published in 1 peer-reviewed journals and analyst reports. Lark’s DPP, which is the fastest growing and lowest cost DPP, has received CDC Full Recognition. Lark works with some of the largest payers and self-insured employers to help their members live healthier lives. Founded by CEO Julia Hu in 2011, “Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in the World” alongside Uber and Airbnb, and Apple’s “Top 10 Apps of the Year”. To learn more, visit www.lark.com.