Speeding Up Care Delivery for GI Patients
One in four people in the U.S. has been diagnosed with a gastrointestinal (GI) condition, says the co-founder and CEO of Oshi Health, Sam Holliday. The patient journey to diagnosis is costly and long—often two to four years—and filled with tests, examinations and waiting rooms. Oshi Health is a startup and CVS Health Ventures partner that uses an integrated virtual care model to scale access to care and innovation for patients struggling with GI diseases such as irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. There’s an emerging understanding that the signaling between the gut and the brain can get dysregulated and trigger symptoms, notes Holliday. Oshi’s approach is to calm that signaling with a combination of FDA-approved digital therapeutics and a multidisciplinary care team that includes a dietician, psychologist, nurse practitioner and gastroenterologist.