Following its recent partnerships with Ginger and eMindful, the platform Solera Health is welcoming Oshi Health and Vivante Health into its Digestive Health network. This conjoining of forces is indicative of the ever-increasing interconnectedness of digital healthcare providers; Solera and Oshi previously had just one degree of separation, as both are partnered with Firefly Health, a leader in the virtual-first healthcare space. What do Solera’s most recent partners bring to the equation? 

Oshi Health excels in virtual-first gastrointestinal care, launched in 2020 for that specific purpose. Staffed with a team of gastrointestinal (GI) specialists, Oshi works to diagnose and care for digestive issues. This includes the use of medication, dietary advice (food can be a trigger for gastrointestinal issues), and psychosocial care, as stress and anxiety can also be the causes of GI problems. Oshi Health claims that its multi-faceted approach to diagnosing and managing gastrointestinal issues usually sees improvements in patients’ symptoms in ten to 12 weeks.

Vivante Health brings expertise in digestive systems and managing chronic conditions to the Solera Health marketplace, anchored by Vivante’s GIThrive program. The digital platform offers 24/7 support from a team of nurses, dieticians, and health coaches. These patient-facing healthcare professionals are backed by a team of gastroenterology professionals, microbiome scientists, research psychologists, and pharmacists. Care through Vivante begins with their signature GutCheck analysis, and continues with symptom monitoring, one-on-one coaching, nutrition advice, and more, all aimed at keeping digestive diseases in check.

With these platforms now packaged with existing Solera Health’s services, you have a formidable Digestive Health network that’s set up to handle a wide array of chronic conditions. The gamut runs from diabetes prevention and weight management to musculoskeletal disorders, irritable bowel syndrome, and a range of behavioral and mental health issues. That’s just to name a few. All for costs that are far more reasonable than traditional healthcare, thanks to Solera Health’s value-based payment method.

This interlinking of digestive-care specialists meets a true need; nearly one in five Americans is affected by digestive health diseases, according to Solera Health’s findings, which estimates the cost of caring for these issues at $140 billion per year. This cost includes tens of millions of ambulatory visits for gastrointestinal issues in the U.S. each year, along with over 3.8 million hospital admissions. The toll on human life is staggering; the National Institutes of Health estimates that gastrointestinal disease and related cancers cause over 250,000 deaths in the U.S. each year. So it’s easy to see why we would applaud digestive health professionals joining forces.