Introducing Canary Coaches
March 11, 2020 Release
CANARY HEALTH® LAUNCHES CANARY COACHES
Wholly Owned Business Unit Focused on Diabetes Coaching and Prevention Services
Los Angeles, CA – March 11, 2020 – Canary Health®, a leading digital health and digital therapeutics company, announced today the launch of its wholly owned, diabetes coaching and diabetes prevention focused business unit. The new business unit will operate under the name Canary Coaches (www.canarycoaches.com).
Canary Coaches will be led by General Manager, Dr. Neal Kaufman MD MPH. Dr. Kaufman is a renowned clinician, healthcare innovator, and decades-long pioneer in both digital health and diabetes care. While assuming the role of General Manager of Canary Coaches, Dr. Kaufman will simultaneously remain the Chief Medical Officer of Canary Health.
“The last years have seen tremendous growth in digital diabetes services and the recognition that digital delivery of prevention, education, and coaching services should be provided and covered like in-person care.” Said Dr. Kaufman. “For that reason, we’re proud to launch Canary Coaches as a new standalone business unit within the larger Canary Health family. For years, we have pioneered diabetes-focused services that engage and delight consumers through a combination of award-winning digital experiences and expert coaching. We are delighted to continue this work with even more energy and focus through Canary Coaches.”
$327 billion was spent on diabetes related care in the US in 2019, with expenses 2.3 times greater for those with diabetes than a similar population without diabetes. More than 30 million people have diabetes in the US and more than 84 million have prediabetes. Canary Coaches will focus on diabetes digital care that will increase outcomes and decrease patient care costs. The industry has rapidly evolved to embrace both prevention and digital services where the company has long been an industry leader.
“With the fast-paced evolution of digital health, we’ve had to evolve not only our services, but our company,” said Adam Kaufman, PhD CEO, Canary Health. “As a leading evolutionary digital health company, we’ve restructured internally to be more flexible as the industry changes. The market for digital coaching and prevention services has matured dramatically in the past years; our creating this focused business unit is our aggressive response to that industry maturation. We will be able to more deeply focus on our existing clients in this segment, their unique needs, and importantly, grow rapidly as the industry expands.”
About Canary Coaches
Canary Coaches is a diabetes prevention, education, and coaching provider. Canary Coaches flagship service is the Virtual Lifestyle Management® (VLM) program. VLM is a CDC recognized Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) that has engaged, delighted and positively impacted the lives of tens of thousands of participants.
About Canary Health®
Canary Health, a leading digital therapeutics company, offers programs that empower individuals with chronic conditions. We work with the largest healthcare organizations in North America to offer our programs, including health plans, employers, health systems and public health departments.