The news: Humana is teaming up with digital therapeutics (DTx) maker Virta Health to bring its digital diabetes treatment to Humana’s self-funded employer group members.
How Virta Health works: Virta Health’s digital therapy for diabetes claims to reverse type 2 diabetes without medications or surgery—a major cost-saving benefit for payers whose members use the DTx tool.
Virta Health personalizes its digital program for members with diabetes to manage their carbohydrate intake and nutrition.
Virta’s digital diabetes treatment is clinically validated:
And its treatment has demonstrated cost-savings:
The bigger picture: Employers’ medical costs are skyrocketing, and that’s only compounded by rising drug prices. We expect more employers to seek out DTx partners to stave off these costs.
Go deeper: Check out our Digital Therapeutics report to learn more about how digital therapies are penetrating healthcare.