We recently announced the expansion of GIThrive, which will allow us to better serve our members through enhanced technology and virtual care.
We asked Karl Greiter, President and COO of Vivante Health, to share what he’s most excited about when it comes to our product enhancements. Read more about his commitment to serving members and why he thinks our investment in technology is a game changer.
When I joined Vivante Health last year, I saw a huge opportunity to help so many people who struggle with the burden and anxiety of digestive disease. Having previously led teams at Livongo and Teladoc, I know firsthand the power of being part of a mission-driven organization. At Livongo, we were obsessed with empowering people who lived with chronic conditions to live better and healthier lives. Being a part of Vivante Health, I see the same dedication and drive to help all people who are burdened by the pain, stress and uncertainty from living with digestive health issues.
At Vivante Health, our passion for our mission is what motivates us. We are the first company to offer a world-class application combining technology and human interaction to help people understand and manage their digestive health. Pairing these features allows us to not only serve up options to our members, but literally guides them step by step along the path to feeling better.
The extension of our capabilities will allow us to serve more people in a scalable way. By the end of the year we expect to be able to help millions of people living with digestive conditions. Our investments in technology are really what’s going to help us ensure each and every member gets the personalized care they need, when and how they need it.
Technology for Scalable, Impactful Outcomes
The real magic behind what we are doing lies within the ability to meet our members where they are at using scalable technology. Coupled with an expanded care team, we can alleviate the stress associated with not knowing where to turn and instead provide evidence-based, clinically validated methodologies as a part of our members’ wellness journey. People living with chronic health issues don’t need more confusion and uncertainty, they need tailored support that will help them make manageable changes in order to meet their larger health goals. For instance, we know that more than 20 independent randomly controlled trials have been run to evaluate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) treatment for IBS. There is consensus that (CBT) is effective in alleviating IBS symptoms and remains effective for more than a year after treatment. Research also shows that colorectal cancer screenings are directly correlated with cost savings and improved outcomes. That’s why we pair qualifying members with these resources so we can effectively treat their symptoms, prevent disease, and more efficiently utilize clinical resources.
Healthier Employees are More Present Employees
Employers have a responsibility to take care of their employees. Digestive disease is a whisper condition that many aren’t comfortable talking about but is critical to their wellbeing. Anything employers can do to create healthier, happier employees is a worthwhile investment. While other solutions might focus primarily on treating members with high acuity conditions, we believe in providing care and solutions for everyone. To Vivante and to these employers, the life of someone with undiagnosed symptoms is as important as a member diagnosed with Crohn’s and dealing with managing powerful medication.
Partnerships Extend Care
We’re thrilled to be working with national partners such as Accolade, Virgin Pulse and others to further our mission with our expanded product capabilities. Offering a digestive health solution is a priority to these partners, and leveraging their infrastructure to quickly connect us to the people who need our help is an important component of Vivante’s delivery model.
I truly believe that we are on the right path to helping the millions of people who are suffering from digestive health conditions, both diagnosed and undiagnosed. I am excited to be a part of this incredible journey and to see the positive impact we will have on millions of people’s lives.