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AGA invests in Oshi Health to accelerate hybrid digestive health care

An innovative, virtual care delivery model can help reduce barriers to care.
Oshi Health investment group care model
Oshi Health investment group care model

AGA has invested in Oshi Health, an innovative digestive health care experience that transforms access to care, the patient experience, clinical outcomes and healthcare economics. In a high-touch virtual care delivery model, Oshi Health provides diagnosis and integrated care for digestive conditions and empowers people to achieve lasting control of their symptoms.

Launched in 2020, Oshi Health works with innovative employers, health insurance partners, health systems and community GI practices to scale access to multidisciplinary care, reduce healthcare costs and help improve the lives of millions of Americans with chronic gastrointestinal diseases.

A holistic approach to digestive health issues has shown to be effective

Evidence demonstrates that a whole-person, multidisciplinary GI care model – including dietary changes, psychological interventions and behavioral health support – is highly effective in mitigating symptoms for many digestive health sufferers and is best able to give patients back control of their lives.

A recent prospective clinical trial evaluating Oshi Health’s integrated approach showed that patients reported 98% satisfaction with the virtual multidisciplinary care program, 89% improvement in quality of life and 92% reported symptom improvement. Patients also reported 1.3 fewer missed workdays per month and demonstrated lower healthcare utilization including a 64% reduction in GI-related emergency department visits.

Overcoming barriers to care

This whole-person, iterative multidisciplinary GI care model is challenging for community GI practices to deliver at scale because GI-specialized dietitians and behavioral health providers are in short supply in most geographies due to historical lack of reimbursement. In partnering with Oshi Health, GI practices are immediately able to get patients the care recommended by AGA guidelines, extending their practice with a team of specialized providers who can deliver high-frequency visits that may not always be feasible today in traditional gastroenterology practices.

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