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Julia Hu | Digital Diabetes Congress 2019

Julia Hu | Digital Diabetes Congress 2019

Having managed her own chronic disease her whole life with her loving family and her pediatrician, Julia felt the incredible benefits of 24/7 compassionate care. Together with health experts and coaches from Stanford, Harvard and artificial intelligence technologists, they developed Lark- a 24/7 personal AI health coach that texts with people to help them manage and prevent chronic disease – anytime, anywhere.

AI Program Prevents Diabetes

AI Program Prevents Diabetes

A rollout of Lark Health’s AI-based diabetes prevention program among 360 adults aged an average of 58 years achieved an average weight loss of 4.4 kg, or an average 4.3% drop in participants’ body weight. As detailed in a white paper from the company, the program also saw 27.5% of its participants drop at least one BMI category over the course of 12 months.

Lark Health’s Diabetes Prevention Program Demonstrates Positive Outcomes in Medicare Advantage-Age Population

Lark Health’s Diabetes Prevention Program Demonstrates Positive Outcomes in Medicare Advantage-Age Population

Today, Lark Health released a year-long study of its digital Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) finding it produced positive clinical outcomes for adults at least 50 years old. Users in this demographic of Lark’s CDC Fully Recognized DPP experienced an average weight loss of 4.3 percent when completing the year-long program.

Lark Health only digital health platform to achieve HITRUST CSF® Certification

HITRUST CSF Certification and Certification of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework validates Lark Health is committed to meeting key regulations and protecting sensitive information. 

Mountain View, CA, 3/15/19 – Lark Health, the leader in chronic disease prevention and management using proven, AI-augmented health coaching, today announced its receipt of HITRUST CSF® Certification.

As a data-driven organization, Lark is committed to exceeding the complex compliance requirements that include technical and process elements such as HIPAA and NIST. The HITRUST CSF is the gold-standard, and Lark is pleased to demonstrate its commitment to security to partners and users of the platform by achieving HITRUST CSF Certification and as the first digital health platform to do so.

HITRUST CSF Certified status demonstrates that Lark has met key regulatory requirements and industry-defined requirements and is appropriately managing risk. This achievement places Lark Health in an elite group of organizations worldwide that have earned this certification. By including federal and state regulations, standards and frameworks, and incorporating a risk-based approach, the HITRUST CSF helps organizations address these challenges through a comprehensive and flexible framework of prescriptive and scalable security controls.

 
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HITRUST CSF Certified status demonstrates that the organization’s Lark System has met key regulatory requirements and industry-defined requirements and is appropriately managing risk. This achievement places Lark Health in an elite group of organizations worldwide that have earned this certification. By including federal and state regulations, standards and frameworks, and incorporating a risk-based approach, the HITRUST CSF helps organizations address these challenges through a comprehensive and flexible framework of prescriptive and scalable security controls.

“HITRUST has been working with the industry to ensure the appropriate information protection requirements are met when sensitive information is accessed or stored in a cloud environment. By taking the steps necessary to obtain HITRUST CSF Certified status, Lark Health is distinguished as an organization that people can count on to keep their information safe,” said Ken Vander Wal, Chief Compliance Officer, HITRUST.


About Lark

Lark Health is the leading chronic disease prevention and management platform using proven, A.I. health coaching to deliver better health outcomes at scale. Lark uses cutting edge A.I. 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 over 1.9 million users, and have demonstrated clinically validated outcomes published in 11 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, the company was named "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.

23andMe will tell you how your DNA affects your diabetes risk. Will it be useful?

23andMe will tell you how your DNA affects your diabetes risk. Will it be useful?

In its new diabetes risk report, 23andMe takes pains to distinguish between genetic risk and overall risk, the latter of which can be influenced by lifestyle. It links to a service offered by Lark Health, a Silicon Valley chatbot coaching service with which 23andMe struck a deal in January. Lark’s diabetes prevention program costs $20 per month for people whose insurers won’t cover it.

23andMe x Lark App Offers Personalized Wellness Coaching

23andMe x Lark App Offers Personalized Wellness Coaching

The new collaboration will allow 23andMe Health + Ancestry customers to access personalized artificial intelligence (AI) coaching through the Lark app to improve their general wellness and help lower their risk for chronic illnesses like type 2 diabetes using their unique genetic information.

23andMe, Lark Bring Genetics to Lark's Fully CDC-Recognized Diabetes Prevention Program

23andMe, Lark Bring Genetics to Lark's Fully CDC-Recognized Diabetes Prevention Program

Lark Health, the leader in chronic disease prevention and management using AI, and 23andMe, the leading consumer genetics company, are collaborating to integrate 23andMe genetic information into Lark’s Wellness Program and CDC-recognized Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP).

For National Diabetes Month, Lark Supports National Effort to Raise Awareness of Prediabetes

For National Diabetes Month, Lark Supports National Effort to Raise Awareness of Prediabetes

Leading health organizations are partnering this World Diabetes Day to raise awareness that more than 1 in 3 American adults has prediabetes, a serious condition that…

Lark CEO Julia Hu - PMWC Precision Medicine World Conference

Lark CEO Julia Hu - PMWC Precision Medicine World Conference

Named “10 Most Innovative Companies in the World” alongside Uber and Airbnb, Lark is an A.I. chronic disease platform that offers payers an affordable, infinitely scalable solution for chronic disease management and prevention. Lark’s A.I. teams are medically reimbursed and available 24/7.

Artificial Intelligence Mobile Coach Can Aid Diabetes Care

Artificial Intelligence Mobile Coach Can Aid Diabetes Care

The study looked at the Lark Health Coach AI (HCAI), a mobile app designed to promote diabetes prevention and management among at-risk users through naturalistic text-based communication and other interactive elements.

Making AI Matter in Healthcare

Making AI Matter in Healthcare

Julia Hu, CEO and co-founder of Mountain View, Calif.-based mobile AI chronic condition coaching and nursing platform Lark, said the company's performance-only billing model and affordability offer payers and providers incentive to deploy the text messaging service and covered users the incentive to use it: "Not everyone owns a computer, but almost everyone has some sort of smartphone now," she said. "We work to make sure all the low-power sensors on these phones were completely integrated with our AI nurse such that the Lark coach can pull data from sensors on devices ranging from $10 phones to the iPhone, and provide coaching based on that."