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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.