Navitus Health Solutions, a pharmacy benefits solutions company, now offers the Kiio therapeutic mobile application for low back pain to its members as a solution to help reduce opioid prescription use.
Kiio is designed to help individuals reduce lower back pain through a personalized digital care plan that includes exercise, education and personal care management. Kiio has reportedly proven to help alleviate pain, improve function, and reduce drug use as well as other costly medical interventions such as MRI imaging, epidural steroid injections and spine surgery, according to a media release from Navitus Health Solutions.

“The opioid epidemic is complex and challenging to all in healthcare,” says Brent Eberle, Navitus SVP, Health Strategies and Chief Pharmacy Officer, in the release. “We’re excited to make available the low back pain mobile app in collaboration with Kiio and believe that it will help members alleviate pain, reduce opioid use and improve quality of life.”

In addition to Kiio, Navitus offers a comprehensive suite of population health programs, called Opioid Safety Solutions, which promote the appropriate, safe use of opioids for members. Focused on prevention, education and support, these programs are making a positive impact. They include Quantity Limits, Controlled Substance Monitoring, several point-of-sale messaging alerts, and more.

“Technology such as the Kiio mobile app delivers a high level of personalization and convenience that exceeds any other tool that we’ve evaluated, Eberle adds, in the release. “By combining this technology with our population health programs and leveraging our relationships with prescribers and pharmacists, we believe we can offer members a more effective solution to relieve pain and reduce opioid use.”

[Source(s): Navitus Health Solutions, Business Wire]