SAN FRANCISCO & BLOOMFIELD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Building on the largest enrollment quarter in the company’s history, Omada Health today announced a $50 million fundraising round led by global health services leader Cigna (NYSE: CI). In addition to leading the fundraising round, Cigna will also grow its non-exclusive commercial partnership with Omada, adding the recognized Omada Program to Cigna’s suite of health improvement services. Joining the Cigna-led fundraising round were new investors Civilization Ventures and Sanofi Genzyme BioVentures.
As part of the expanded commercial collaboration, eligible Cigna-administered health plan customers may have no-cost access to Omada’s digital intensive behavioral counseling platform as a fully covered preventive benefit in the carrier’s health improvement program portfolio. The Cigna-Omada Initiative will incorporate Omada’s data-driven, evidence-based digital behavioral counseling program and be available to Cigna customers with prediabetes, as well as those at elevated risk of chronic conditions such as heart disease and hypertension.
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Aside from Humana and Kaiser Permanente Ventures, Omada Health has scored yet another insurer investor: Cigna.
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Stroke prevention is all about catching a problem before it becomes life or death. Treatment usually involves angioplasty or a stent to increase blood flow in the arteries.
Now, a new procedure promises to lower the chance of stroke during surgery by redirecting and filtering blood.
Traditional surgeries to place a stent can pose the risk of what’s called a 'procedural stroke,' that's when doctors dislodge plaque from the arteries, and it gets into the brain. But Vascular surgeons at Virginia Mason have a new tool to protect from procedural stroke called trans carotid artery revascularization or TCAR.
Here's how it works - a specialized sheath, or tube, is placed in the common carotid artery which reverses the blood flow, directing it away from the brain. That blood then runs through a filter which catches any plaque loosened during the procedure. Finally, a stent is placed in the artery through the same sheath used to reverse blood flow.
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Oxygen-rich blood generally flows from the heart to the brain, but a new technology aimed at preventing strokes temporarily reverses that path.