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Data Science Drives Education and Insights to People with Diabetes and High Blood Pressure

Livongo Health
Posted on: 26 Jul 17

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Livongo Health, the leading consumer digital health company focused on empowering people with chronic conditions to live better and healthier lives, today joined the American Heart Association's Center for Health Technology and Innovation Health Tech Collaborative to deliver high blood pressure education and insights to people with diabetes. 71% of people with diabetes also have high blood pressure1, and managing multiple chronic conditions with multiple solutions can be complex.

Livongo's approach to managing diabetes coupled with the health education content from the American Heart Association portfolio will make managing both high blood pressure and diabetes easier for Livongo members.

"We found that to truly get people healthy, we couldn't just address one chronic condition.  Not only are diabetes and high blood pressure intermingled through nutrition, exercise, and medication adherence, but people do not compartmentalize their health," said Dr. Jennifer Schneider, Chief Medical Officer at Livongo. "The 71% of people with diabetes who also have high blood pressure are not going to use separate solutions to achieve optimal health.  By addressing both conditions together, as a seamless experience, we will make it easier for our members to get and stay healthy."

Livongo, now a member of American Heart Association's Innovators Network, empowers people with diabetes and hypertension, with information they can act on to improve their condition. Livongo's data science team has combined over 20,000 rules with deep content and new machine learning insights to generate personalized bite-sized nuggets of information to drive behavior change.

"Livongo has a track record of getting the right information to the right people at the right time," said Dr. Richard Milani, Chief Clinical Transformation Officer and Vice-Chairman, Department of Cardiology at Ochsner Health System and a member of Livongo's Clinical Advisory Board. "Leveraging Livongo's platform to support people who have both diabetes and high blood pressure is an important step in making a meaningful impact on heart disease, diabetes, and people's overall health, which at the end of the day, is what really matters."

About Livongo Health
Livongo is the leading consumer digital health company that empowers people with chronic conditions to live better and healthier lives. We have developed a completely new approach for diabetes management that combines the latest technology with coaching. By offering the right information, tools, and support, at the right time, we provide our members with real-time, personalized insights and support to make diabetes management easier. We're now expanding our unique insights and approach to other chronic conditions. Our approach is leading to better clinical and financial outcomes while also creating a better experience for people with diabetes and related chronic conditions and their care team of family, friends, and medical professionals. For more information visit: www.livongo.com.

1 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Diabetes Statistics Report: Estimates of Diabetes and Its Burden in the United States, 2014. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; 2014.

For more information:
www.Livongo.com

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Mike Wood
PharmiWeb.com
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Last updated on: 26/07/2017

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