Onduo announced today that it entered into a strategic collaboration with Sword Health to broaden virtual care for diabetes and other conditions.
Sword Health, a digital musculoskeletal (MSK) care provider, will work with Onduo by Verily, an Alphabet sister company of Google. The idea is to offer complementary solutions, broadening access to virtual care benefits for chronic conditions such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension and mental health.
According to a news release, the chronic condition offerings will be provided through Onduo’s solution, while care benefits for MSK pain will also be available through Sword’s platform. The two companies said they aim to provide virtual support solutions to help users adopt healthier lifestyles more easily.
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Onduo’s platform combines an app, personalized health journeys and coaching, with members provided with condition-specific monitoring devices that feed into the Onduo engine, along with other clinical and experiential data, to help create precise health pathways for users’ needs.
“As we looked at potential collaborators, Sword Health emerged as a premium partner with a complementary digital-first approach that aligns with our high standards for member support and care,” said Dr. Vindell Washington, Onduo CEO and chief clinical officer of Verily Health Platforms. “When we treat a member’s health condition, we treat the whole person – their stressors, nutrition challenges and pain points – and personalize next steps to improve their diabetes or blood pressure. Guided by evidence-based medical care and informed by data, Onduo helps employers and health plans deliver precision health at scale.”
Sword Health’s MSK pain management platform pairs members with a licensed physical therapist who creates a custom program based on needs and ability, using FDA-listed motion sensors, a Sword tablet and a digital therapist to guide movement, correct form and collect real-time feedback as members perform exercises.
“Helping individuals eliminate their MSK pain creates a positive ripple effect, reducing medication dependence, avoiding unnecessary surgeries and improving quality of life,” Sword Health CMO Vijay Yanamadala said. “By helping employers offer multiple and complementary solutions in the market, we reduce the burden on their benefits teams while also ensuring a synergistic approach to care.”