Carbon Health announced today that it launched its diabetes program through its full integration with Steady Health.
San Francisco-based Carbon Health acquired Steady Health and its platform for using continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) to personalize diabetes care in June 2021.
The platform aims to simplify diabetes management with CGM monitoring and logging that provides a complete picture of a patient’s health within one experience for both the user and provider, according to a news release. All data is collected and aggregated in a seamless way with the patient’s medical record in the Carbon Health electronic medical record (EMR) where all care team members can collaborate on the patient’s care plan and ongoing management.
Carbon Health has partnered with Abbott and Dexcom to integrate CGM data into its EMR and patient app, allowing for the use of a single click to see patient-generated logs of meals, exercise and medications overlaid against continuous data containing glucose values, driving smarter care recommendations and treatment decisions.
Pilot studies at Carbon Health clinics resulted in 80% of diabetes patients achieving the guideline-recommended time in range goal of 70% within six weeks, despite an average baseline HbA1c value of 9.3%.
“There is severe fragmentation within the U.S. healthcare system, putting enormous pressure on patients and providers: there are broken handoffs between medical professionals, information is siloed, and providers aren’t able to provide holistic, continuous care,” Carbon Health Chief Strategy Officer and President of Omnichannel Care Myoung Cha said in the release. “We are launching our diabetes program to eliminate these broken handoffs while also transforming chronic care management and setting the standard of omnichannel care not only for ourselves, but for the entire industry.”