Using wireless devices that can track patients’ weight and diet, Utah's largest health system is trying to prevent the onset of diabetes among patients at a higher risk for the disease.
Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City has partnered with digital therapeutics company Omada Health to identify patients with prediabetes and provide them with tools to track their weight and diet, according to AMA Wire. The program builds on previous efforts by the health system to enroll patients in classes that emphasize lifestyle changes.
The new partnership, which incorporates wireless scales and an online personal health coach, gives physicians more information about a patient’s habits while providing real-time resources for those with prediabetes. A study published last year that was sponsored by Omada showed digital tools can help achieve weight loss and reduce the risk of diabetes.
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