GLP-1 represents an opportunity to change the game relative to obesity. While health care has made amazing advances relative to care with new technologies and drugs, the incidence of many chronic conditions and other health challenges tie back to the rising prevalence of obesity.
Obesity is a complex, multi-causal problem with genetic, lifestyle, and social determinants of health (SDoH) roots. GLP-1 drugs represent a great new tool in our toolkit to help address the obesity challenge. However, it’s important to understand that drugs alone will not address the underlying issues and patients need the additional support, especially in behavior change, to achieve and sustain outcomes. Digital health with artificial intelligence (AI) represents a great tool in supporting those needs, including medication support, side effect management, coaching support for lifestyle changes like nutrition, and exercise.
It’s important to remember that taking a drug alone like GLP-1 agonist, especially for weight loss, requires a lot of support for patients. Given our health care resource challenges, it is difficult for patients to get the full support they need. It’s important for payers, employers, and providers to recognize that monitoring, coaching and managing lifestyle are equally important to the drugs themselves to helping patients manage their weight. We have an opportunity to really change the narrative around how we do that, including preventing the need for these drugs in populations that are not yet in the obesity range.
Given widespread attention on new weight management treatments, health insurers and employers seek solutions to assist patients and employees in losing weight and reducing downstream complications that could be scalable. Join this session to learn how to leverage AI to combine clinician-guided medication management, patient behavior change, and remote monitoring to improve outcomes.
Attendees will learn about:
The components of a holistic weight management and metabolic disease management solution that meets members where they are
Best practices to address rising consumer demand, from digital solutions for everyone to clinician guided care for those who truly need it
How technology – and specifically conversational AI – can drive behavior change and augment clinical care
Peter Antall, MD Chief Medical Officer, Lark Health, President, Medical Network
Peter is a national leader in electronic care delivery, with unique expertise in managing clinical and operations for a leading national telehealth service. He maintains a fervent dedication to providing new health services and programs to meet growing market needs. He demonstrates superior abilities in developing innovative electronic care models, building, recruiting and training a national network, workflow development, quality oversight and management, and resource allocation.
Peter has proven success in executing organizational leadership, including driving commercial success, developing and executing on strategy and assuring organization competitiveness. He is skilled in creating and implementing long-term strategies aimed at constant forward progression and commercial viability. This includes an active role in the core executive team, close collaboration with product and technical teams, subject matter expertise, evangelization and public speaking, regulatory and legislative advocacy. He was also actively involved in the process of achieving IPO.
Brock Howard Director, Product Management
Brock Howard is the Director of Product Management at Lark. He brings deep experience in developing and defining product strategy and leading teams to create people- and patient-centered products. Brock has led the development of “zero to one” products in industries, including health tech, marketplaces, and national security and defense. He has managed Product at Deloitte, Rebellion Defense, and Rally Health a UnitedHealth Group company. Brock has an MPP from George Mason University and a B.A. from The Ohio State University.
Lark helps you eat better, move more, stress less, and improve your overall wellness. Lark’s digital coach is available 24/7 on your smartphone to give you personalized tips, recommendations, and motivation to lose weight and prevent chronic conditions like diabetes.