By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH
Huge information popping out of Vida Well being at present because the continual situation care startup publicizes that it’s going to now have the ability to prescribe meds, med gadgets, lab checks, and extra to its members. This places Vida Well being among the many first of the digital well being continual care firms to evolve its choices past apps-and-coaching, main on this development to take digital well being continual care right into a extra full expression of digital care.
Vida Well being’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Patrick Carroll, introduces us to the brand new providing which he tipped us off about after we met him just a few months in the past, new to his position at Vida and coming in scorching from Hims & Hers the place he constructed related providers as he took that firm public as CMO.
The brand new prescribing providers will cowl either side of Vida Well being’s built-in mannequin: psychological well being and cardiometabolic well being, however in numerous methods. On the psychological well being facet, Pat says members will have the ability to obtain prescription meds for anxiousness and melancholy ONLY right now; on the cardiometabolic facet, members working with Vida Well being will NOT have the ability to get prescribed drugs to assist with diabetes or coronary heart well being, however would as a substitute have the ability to get steady glucose screens (CGMs) prescribed, specialised diets, and labs, like A1C testing, that require a script.
Do these prescribing providers start to show Vida Well being right into a main care supplier? If not, how do these new prescribing and drugs administration roles combine with no matter different main care providing is in place by way of a member’s plan or employer with out including price or confusion to the affected person expertise? We discuss by way of the evolution of each care mannequin and enterprise mannequin as Vida Well being provides one other layer to its full-stack continual situation administration platform.