MINNEAPOLIS, May 6, 2020 – More than 83MM Americans are managing two or more chronic conditions that require frequent and recurring health care. For some, it may mean as many as 2-3 weekly medical visits and multiple prescription medications -- and a collective cost of care in the millions. Since its inception, MOBE’s population has grown to more than 90,000, and demonstrates that a more personal approach to health can improve outcomes and create substantial savings.
“We’ve identified a way to help the growing number of individuals managing chronic health issues achieve better outcomes and cut overall costs significantly,” said Chris Cronin, chief executive officer of MOBE. “For these people, it is not a question of access. They are accessing healthcare at a very high rate, but need different support and that’s where MOBE is having an impact.”
Cronin and the MOBE team are health industry veterans who saw an opportunity to provide additional support and guidance to people’s existing regimens of medical appointments and medications. MOBE works with health plans and employers, where they are impacting large groups of people with significant benefits to health and cost.
Through data and analytics, MOBE identifies a hidden group of individuals whose health needs are increasing while their health is likely not improving. They engage these individuals through a network of health Guides, which include experienced health professionals, who connect with users 1:1 to discuss health goals and uncover gaps between chronic health issues, acute care needs, and lifestyle changes that can improve health outcomes. The result, along with better health outcomes, is reduced costs to the health ecosystem as a whole.
“Medical advances have revolutionized the way we treat health conditions -- but our health system isn’t set up to efficiently and effectively support wellness and prevention -- which is where MOBE comes in,” said Jason Doescher, MD, MOBE chief medical officer. “Our MOBE Guides provide additional support between medical appointments and lifestyle changes that can bridge the gap in care, help people live better lives and lower the cost of care across the entire healthcare ecosystem.”
Since launching in 2014, MOBE has signed on four large health insurers and brought more than 90,000 members on to the platform. Cronin and team scaled operations in 2019 to expand capacity and increase its reach to self-insured corporations. Today, MOBE employs over 200 employees, including half as health Guides with a range of expertise in motivation and mindset to address nutrition, fitness, sleep, social stressors, and emotional health for those managing chronic conditions.
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MOBE was founded in 2014 to address a perplexing gap in the health care system for people who are frequent users of health care but are not finding resolution for their underlying health issues. MOBE partners with insurance companies and large employers to provide health solutions to their members and employees at no additional cost to the health plan, the employer, or the individual. Through personalized support with one-to-one guidance on lifestyle, medication and health care choices, MOBE helps people live happy, healthy lives.
MOBE has the data to prove the secret to identifying individuals that are accessing healthcare frequently, without their health improving and engaging them to achieve happier, healthier lives. The secret? Combining deep data science with a profoundly human connection to provide one-to-one guidance. John Nosta recently sat down with MOBE CEO, Chris Cronin, to discuss MOBE’s unique approach, business model, sophisticated technology, and what the future holds in his latest Psychology Today article.
For those who suffer from disabilities or pre-existing conditions, COVID-19 has impacted not only their health but their ability to work, especially since the shift to working from home has become the norm. More than ever, employers have a big role to play to ensure these workers have access to the support they need to stay healthy and maintain the ability to succeed at their job. MOBE sat down (virtually) with Dr. Jason Doescher, our Chief Medical Officer, to discuss the impact the pandemic has had on these individuals with disabilities and pre-existing conditions and what employers can do to help alleviate the additional obstacles they may be facing.
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Deploying sophisticated data science and powerful data analysis tools to identify those who may benefit from additional health support, and connect them with relevant wellness offerings and interventions is a crucial business and public health advantage. MOBE examined a “hidden population” and uncovered the technology required to move people on the path to better health while reducing costs.
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