By: Sean Duffy, Omada Health CEO
Last month, I had the opportunity to address The California Technology Assessment Forum, a core program of The Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER). ICER is a non-profit organization that “evaluates evidence on the value of medical tests, treatments and delivery system innovations and moves that evidence into action to improve the health care system.”
On June 24, ICER held a meeting to discuss Diabetes Prevention Programs. That meeting included an evaluation of evidence on three types of DPPs – in-person programs with group coaching, digital programs with human coaching (Omada’s category), and digital programs with automated coaching.
Today, ICER released the final report on their evaluation of Diabetes Prevention Programs. Guided in part by the evidence our company submitted on the topic, digital programs with human coaching were determined to offer a “net health benefit superior to that of usual care.” Digital programs with human coaching joined in-person DPP in achieving care value. Digital programs with automated coaching did not meet the evidence requirements to achieve this rating. ICER’s report adds to the conclusions of 11 other supportive organizations, including the American Diabetes Association, the American Hospital Association, and the United States Preventive Services Task Force: both in-person, and digital DPP programs with human coaching deliver value to the healthcare system.
ICER’s release this morning validates the approach we’ve taken as a company. It was especially rewarding for us to provide the evidentiary foundation for the committee’s finding on the effectiveness and value of digital programs with human coaching.
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Via: Omada Health Blog