• Press Release

Mount Sinai Health System and Livongo Health Launch Innovative Effort to Better Manage Diabetes

  • New York, NY
  • (October 26, 2015)

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 New York City's largest academic medical system, encompassing eight hospitals, a leading medical school, and a vast network of ambulatory practices throughout the greater New York region. Mount Sinai advances medicine and health through unrivaled education and translational research and discovery to deliver care that is the safest, highest-quality, most accessible and equitable, and the best value of any health system in the nation. The Health System includes approximately 7,300 primary and specialty care physicians; 13 joint-venture ambulatory surgery centers; more than 415 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and more than 30 affiliated community health centers. The Mount Sinai Hospital is ranked on U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" of the top 20 U.S. hospitals and is top in the nation by specialty: No. 1 in Geriatrics and top 20 in Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Neurology/Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology/Lung Surgery, Rehabilitation, and Urology. New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked No. 12 in Ophthalmology. Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital is ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Children’s Hospitals” among the country’s best in four out of 10 pediatric specialties. The Icahn School of Medicine is one of three medical schools that have earned distinction by multiple indicators: ranked in the top 20 by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Medical Schools," aligned with a U.S. News & World Report "Honor Roll" Hospital, and No. 14 in the nation for National Institutes of Health funding. Newsweek’s “The World’s Best Smart Hospitals” ranks The Mount Sinai Hospital as No. 1 in New York and in the top five globally, and Mount Sinai Morningside in the top 20 globally.

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