Mount Sinai Health System and Livongo Health Launch Innovative Effort to Better Manage Diabetes
The Mount Sinai Health System and Livongo Health™, a consumer digital health company, today announced the launch of a comprehensive diabetes management program in the New York market. The program, already available to Mount Sinai employees, combines the Livongo for Diabetes solution with the clinical capabilities of the Mount Sinai Clinical Diabetes Institute and the Mount Sinai’s Diabetes and Cardiovascular Alliance to offer a comprehensive health management solution to patients with diabetes. The program will be expanded to broader populations across the New York market through Mount Sinai’s network of physicians and affiliated providers.
"With several hundred thousand individuals covered under our value-based care arrangements, and that number growing rapidly, we are shifting our care models accordingly, and Livongo will play a key role in supporting our efforts to effectively manage diabetes—a chronic health condition that affects more than 10 percent of New Yorkers,” said Niyum Gandhi, Executive Vice President and Chief Population Health Officer, Mount Sinai Health System. “Mount Sinai remains committed to transforming healthcare in New York, and we are proud to collaborate with innovative companies such as Livongo to help us meet the goals of our health system and the community.”
The program provides an end-to-end ecosystem that empowers people with chronic conditions, including diabetes, to live better. It starts with a smart data analytics platform that captures information from a variety of sources including Livongo’s connected glucose meters, personal devices, electronic health records, and medication records. Relevant and timely insights and alerts are then provided in real-time to the person with diabetes, their network of family and friends, and their Mount Sinai care team.
"We are excited to build on the great work Mount Sinai is doing in diabetes management today. With our connected technology, real-time data, and predictive analytics, we are partnering to bring a robust program to empower thousands of Mount Sinai employees, dependents, and the health consumers Mount Sinai serves who are challenged with managing diabetes to live better," said Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Livongo Health.
About Livongo Health
Livongo Health is reinventing the way people manage chronic conditions, beginning with diabetes. We are focused on improving the experience for people with diabetes, the people who care for them (family, friends, physicians), and the people who pay for their care. By offering the right information, tools and support, at the right time, we empower people with diabetes to live better and improve their health while reducing the cost of care. For more information visit: www.livongo.com.
About the Mount Sinai Health System
The Mount Sinai Health System is an integrated health system committed to providing distinguished care, conducting transformative research, and advancing biomedical education. Structured around seven hospital campuses and a single medical school, the Health System has an extensive ambulatory network and a range of inpatient and outpatient services—from community-based facilities to tertiary and quaternary care.
The System includes approximately 7,100 primary and specialty care physicians; 12 joint-venture ambulatory surgery centers; more than 140 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and 31 affiliated community health centers. Physicians are affiliated with the renowned Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, which is ranked among the highest in the nation in National Institutes of Health funding per investigator. The Mount Sinai Hospital is in the "Honor Roll" of best hospitals in America, ranked No. 15 nationally in the 2016-2017 "Best Hospitals" issue of U.S. News & World Report. The Mount Sinai Hospital is also ranked as one of the nation's top 20 hospitals in Geriatrics, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Nephrology, Neurology/Neurosurgery, and Ear, Nose & Throat, and is in the top 50 in four other specialties. New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked No. 10 nationally for Ophthalmology, while Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai St. Luke's, and Mount Sinai West are ranked regionally. Mount Sinai's Kravis Children's Hospital is ranked in seven out of ten pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report in "Best Children's Hospitals."