Omada Health‘s enhanced musculoskeletal (MSK) personalized virtual physical therapy treatment for members now features new computer vision technology that allows data to inform treatment decisions.

Merging computer vision technology with Omada’s evidence-based approach aims to arm physical therapists (PTs) with meaningful, accurate data that leads to faster recovery times, better care and improved health outcomes.

The proprietary computer vision technology is designed to give physical therapists a detailed look at a patient’s movements and range of motion for any body part, highlighting changes in range of motion objectively and providing qualitative data for PTs to incorporate into designing an appropriate care plan, the San Francisco-based company suggests in a media release.

“The computer vision technology that we have developed has the potential to reinvent the way we think about musculoskeletal care. By leveraging the data collected with digital tools in tandem with programs that are based in the science of behavior change, we can help people improve their health both short and long term. This approach helps us reach our goals of increasing ROI for customers and members through continuous improvements in care.”

— Todd Norwood, PT, DPT, director of clinical services at Omada Health

Included in Digital Health Formulary

Evernorth, the health services business of Cigna Corporation that includes Express Scripts, will include Omada’s MSK personalized virtual physical therapy treatment in its Digital Health Formulary – making the treatment quickly and easily accessible to people managing MSK issues.

“Evernorth’s Digital Health Formulary is designed to help our clients by taking the guesswork out of searching for an effective solution for patients living with chronic pain or other conditions. We carefully assess every solution we add to the Digital Health Formulary for clinical effectiveness, affordability and user experience – and Omada’s latest treatment options for patients living with MSK will be an important addition.”

— Mark Bini, chief patient experience officer, Evernorth

This enhancement comes on the heels of Omada’s new MSK Prevention Program: an individualized program intended to reduce the risk of future MSK injury for members which was designed by physical therapists, the release continues.

The MSK Prevention Program is based on a thorough safety screener and a series of questions around each member’s physical activity, daily routines and job functions. Because care is an ongoing effort to avoid the risk of new or repeat injuries, the MSK Prevention Program is a tailored member experience complete with exercises and self-guided content to reduce the risk of injury and promote lasting behavior change.

For more information, visit Omada Health.

[Source(s): Omada Health, Business Wire]

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