Village Medical patients with diabetes, COPD and CHF will have access to important information and interactive programs to help them better manage their health
PRESS RELEASE | Written by VillageMD
CHICAGO – Feb. 15, 2022 – VillageMD announced today it has acquired Healthy Interactions, which helps patients manage chronic conditions through interactive educational programming as part of a stronger patient-provider relationship. The program, which offers virtual, in-person and hybrid sessions, will be available from Village Medical and Village Medical at Walgreens providers in 14 markets by the end of 2022. More than 30 million patients around the world have used Healthy Interactions’ programs since 2005.
“Healthy Interactions is unlike any other patient education program we’ve seen, and it fits perfectly within our model of close and connected provider-patient relationship that drive the best clinical outcomes,” said Clive Fields, M.D., chief medical officer and co-founder of VillageMD. “With Healthy Interactions, our clinical leaders in hundreds of Village Medical practices can provide proven programs to engage patients in comfortable, convenient conversations that have demonstrated sustained behavior change.”
VillageMD first piloted Healthy Interactions in Houston with patients with type 2 diabetes. The program helped patients understand the care journey better and they became more engaged in trusting relationships with their care team. Healthy Interactions will offer educational programs for patients with diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and congestive heart failure (CHF). Healthy Interactions’ previous programs resulted in increased medication adherence and reduced costs.
“Village Medial providers, including physicians and nurse practitioners, can now offer these additional services to their patients. Healthy Interactions is designed in a way that’s convenient for patients to help improve their behavioral choices, while also easy for providers to recommend and refer,” said Paul Lasiuk, CEO of Healthy Interactions.
Village Medical patients have access to same-day appointments and virtual health visits with a Village Medical provider. Additionally, Village Medical patients can take advantage of Village Medical at Home, which provides in-home primary care visits with experienced primary care providers. Village Medical patients also benefit from VillageMD’s proprietary, patent-pending docOS® operating platform, which integrates data and technology to give physicians a 360-degree view of their patients’ health profiles and can help identify gaps in care.
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VillageMD, through its subsidiary Village Medical, is a leading, national provider of value-based primary care services. VillageMD partners with physicians to provide the tools, technology, operations, staffing support and industry relationships to deliver high-quality clinical care and better patient outcomes, while reducing the total cost of care. The Village Medical brand provides primary care for patients at traditional free-standing practices, Village Medical at Walgreens practices, at home and via virtual visits. VillageMD and Village Medical have grown to 19 markets and are responsible for more than 1.6 million patients. VillageMD is also the largest participating sponsor of CMS’s new Direct Contracting program and estimates it serves more than 56,000 patients. To learn more, please visit www.villageMD.com.