Livongo Health, a California-based consumer digital health company, has launched with a vision to empower people with chronic conditions to live better through the combined power of technology, real-time personalized information and support from a chosen care team.
"We're reinventing the way people with chronic conditions, beginning with diabetes, will experience and manage their disease," said Glen Tullman, CEO of Livongo Health.
Livongo Health initially is focusing on diabetes, which currently accounts for over $250 billion of healthcare costs per year in the U.S. alone. "By rethinking everything about the way we currently manage diabetes, we can have a positive impact on the experience of people with diabetes, improve care and dramatically reduce costs," said Tullman.
Livongo Health will offer an FDA-cleared two-way, interactive glucometer, unlimited supplies for monitoring, cloud-based analytics and real-time monitoring and support.
The company launches with a solid and growing core of consumers actively using its service, deep ties in the diabetes space and clinical research programs underway at institutions including the University of Massachusetts and the University of South Florida, with more to be announced in the coming months.
It also is partnering with HealthCare Partners, a managed care provider developing innovative models of healthcare delivery that focus on coordinated care.