Combines Data Science, Behavior Enablement, and Clinical Impact to Reinvent the Chronic-Condition Experience
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA (Oct. 30, 2018) —Livongo, the consumer health pioneer empowering people with chronic conditions to live better and healthier lives, today announced a new category of technologies and capabilities, Applied Health Signals, that for the first time combines data science, behavior enablement, and clinical impact to reinvent the healthcare experience for people with chronic conditions.
“With approximately 135 million Americans suffering from at least one chronic condition and 75 percent of all healthcare spending relating to chronic conditions, our country simply can’t wait any longer,” said Livongo Chief Executive Officer Glen Tullman. “Today, we are introducing Applied Health Signals as a new market category that provides a new, personalized, information-rich experience that health consumers love, and that delivers sustainable clinical results at lower overall costs.”
We started Livongo with a vision of empowering people with chronic conditions to live better and healthier lives. The idea was to use technology to gather individual health data and information, aggregate that information in the cloud, interpret what it means, and apply real-time insights, nudges and expert coaching, all personalized for individuals. We’ve seen a multitude of devices, coaching platforms, and more big data analytics firms than you can shake a stick at, but no one has combined all of these elements to create a seamless and valuable experience that delivers real clinical results for health consumers dealing with chronic conditions.
Many people with chronic conditions don’t care about devices, big data, or analytics. They want us to make it easier to stay healthy, with less to do, and with better information and guidance. The new category of Applied Health Signals is all about how companies like Livongo will gather substantial amounts of data, turn it into actionable, personalized information, and offer it to health consumers at just the right moment to drive measurable behavior change.
The U.S. Healthcare System is Too Noisy for People with Chronic Conditions
Today, there is an enormity of data sources, devices, apps, information, advice, and medications for people with chronic conditions. All of this competes for attention and creates noise for people with chronic conditions and their care teams of providers and loved ones. Noisy HealthcareTM refers to the complexity, confusion, and cost of the healthcare system for people with chronic conditions. Applied Health Signals silence Noisy Healthcare.
“At a time in which healthcare is begging for transformative solutions, Jefferson Health has been pleased to work with Livongo and their revolutionary approach to fix what is broken in healthcare,” said Stephen K. Klasko, MD, MBA, one of Modern Healthcare’s 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare and Jefferson Health’s Chief Executive Officer. “Livongo has been integral in helping us care for our own employees, creating a healthier workforce to better care for our community. The organization is perfectly poised to partner with providers and patients to challenge the status quo of non-creative healthcare, and is one of the leading innovations allowing the patient to be the boss of their own healthcare in partnership with their providers.”
From Noisy Healthcare to Applied Health Signals
The engine at the heart of the Applied Health Signals category is four pillars called AI+AI™, which is the acronym for Aggregate, Interpret, Apply, and Iterate. Livongo has built the technology and capability for all four pillars to deliver actionable, personalized, and timely insights, information, and nudges that are relevant and impactful for people with chronic conditions. Unlike many digital health companies that focus on a single condition, address one aspect of a problem, or deliver a narrow set of consumer applications, Livongo is unique because it excels at all four pillars of Applied Health Signals and applies a broad set of health signals across multiple conditions.
Livongo Building on Momentum of Applied Health Signals Delivered Today
“The exciting thing about today’s announcement is that we are already working in the Applied Health Signals category to impact our members by delivering a broad set of actionable, personalized, and timely health signals across devices and applications, including the Livongo cellular blood glucose meter, blood pressure cuff, digital scale, expert coaching, digital apps, SMS, and text. We already support end-to-end AI+AI, including aggregating health data from over 20 partners and delivering health signals across over 15 applications. We are excited to rapidly expand our capabilities to support more people with chronic conditions and silence Noisy Healthcare. We are already serving more than 600 clients and over 100,000 members, but really we are just getting started,” stated Livongo’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jennifer Schneider, M.D., M.S.
For more information on Applied Health Signals and Livongo, visit www.livongo.com.
Livongo pioneered the category of Applied Health Signals™ to empower people with chronic conditions to live better and healthier lives. Livongo’s team of data scientists aggregate and interpret substantial amounts of health data and information to create actionable, personalized, and timely health signals. Livongo is the first company at the intersection of data science, behavior enablement, and clinical impact with the technologies and capabilities to silence Noisy Healthcare™. Our approach is leading to better clinical and financial outcomes while helping create a different and better experience for people with chronic conditions. For more information, visit: www.livongo.com.