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WebMD partners with Onduo, a business unit of Alphabet's Verily, to enhance employee health and well-being

  • WebMD Health Services will integrate Onduo's virtual care solution into WebMD ONE, a comprehensive health and well-being platform, providing a seamless experience for users. 

  • Onduo helps individuals living with chronic conditions, offering support for type 1 and type 2 diabetes, hypertension, healthy weight, and prediabetes.

  • This partnership addresses members' needs by combining cutting-edge technology with comprehensive health and well-being solutions.




WebMD Health Services today announced a new partnership with Onduo, a virtual care management solution from Verily, an Alphabet precision health technology company. Onduo helps individuals living with chronic conditions, offering support for type 1 and type 2 diabetes, hypertension, healthy weight, and prediabetes. This partnership addresses members' needs by combining cutting-edge technology with comprehensive health and well-being solutions.


WebMD Health Services will integrate Onduo's virtual care solution into WebMD ONE, a comprehensive health and well-being platform, providing a seamless experience for users.  Together, participants will receive ongoing care support from a collaborative care team of Onduo health coaches, educators, registered dietitians, pharmacists and telemedicine physicians.


"Onduo's care management programs complement WebMD's well-being programs and health coaching services, stepping in with timely support to promote care coordination between the member, Onduo Care Team and the member's primary or specialty care provider," said Bruce Foyt, WebMD Health Services Vice President, partnerships. "This partnership marks a significant step forward in redefining the future of employee well-being.  By combining the strengths of WebMD and Verily, employers and health plans can offer a holistic, technology-driven solution focused on improving the management of chronic conditions to enhance overall health and productivity."


A peer-reviewed, 4-month study of Onduo for type 2 diabetes with chronic care model use showed significant glycemic improvements, and comorbidity biomarkers, such as systolic blood pressure, total cholesterol and weight1. The study also showed improved diabetes self-care and understanding of its impact on glucose levels for participants, which Onduo and WebMD will aim to accomplish through this partnership.


"Onduo's solution focuses on building a relationship with each participant because we are asking to be part of people's lives, to share health information that can affect real change," said Vindell Washington, Verily's Chief Clinical Officer and Director of Verily's Center of Excellence for Health Equity. "We use that data in real time, to create feedback loops with members, learning about their needs and preferences, so we can guide them to what they need, when they need it. Together with WebMD, we aim to help members proactively manage their health and well-being, ultimately improving their quality of life."


It is estimated that 38 million—or 1 in 10—Americans have diabetes and about 90–95% of them have type 2 diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and one in five people is at risk of developing this chronic condition.  While there has been progress made to help patients manage symptoms, many people struggle with the daily challenge of managing blood sugar levels and the dangers of long-term health complications. Through this partnership with Onduo, WebMD is expanding how we support members with complex care needs beyond condition management, health coaching and digital programs to include access to devices and telemedicine.


About WebMD Health Services

WebMD Health Services, a part of WebMD Health Corp., has over 25 years of experience driving positive behavior changes. Consumers trust WebMD for reliable, accurate, and clear answers to their most pressing health-related questions. At WebMD Health Services, we tap into these valuable consumer insights to design and implement successful, engaging solutions to help individuals meet their wellbeing needs. We understand that there are numerous paths to reach wellbeing goals.


Our expertise, combined with a variety of third-party partner integrations, enables us to deliver unique and personalized experiences across a wide range of industries.


See how we support these diverse populations at webmdhealthservices.com


About WebMD Health Corp.

WebMD, an Internet Brands company, is at the heart of the digital health revolution that is transforming the healthcare experience for consumers, patients, healthcare professionals, employers, health plans and health systems. Through public and private online portals, mobile platforms, and health-focused publications, WebMD delivers leading-edge content and digital services that enable and improve decision-making, support and motivate health actions, streamline and simplify the healthcare journey, and improve patient care.


The WebMD Health Network includes WebMD Health, Medscape, WebMD Ignite (encompassing Krames, The Wellness Network, and Mercury Healthcare), Jobson Healthcare Information, MediQuality, Frontline, Vitals Consumer Services, Aptus Health, PulsePoint, MedicineNet, eMedicineHealth, RxList, OnHealth, Medscape Education, and other owned WebMD sites. WebMD®, Medscape®, CME Circle®, Medpulse®, eMedicine®, MedicineNet®, theheart.org® and RxList® are among the trademarks of WebMD Health Corp. or its subsidiaries.


About Internet Brands

Internet Brands®, headquartered in El Segundo, Calif, is a fully integrated online media and software services company focused on four high-value vertical categories: Health, Automotive, Legal, and Home/Travel. The company's properties and platforms include the WebMD, Medscape, and Henry Schein ONE networks, which are the global leaders in their markets; Nolo, Avvo, and Martindale, which form the largest consumer information provider in the legal market; and CarsDirect, Fodor's Travel, and many others which are leaders in their key verticals such as auto, travel, and home.


Internet Brands' award-winning consumer websites lead their categories and serve more than 250 million monthly visitors, while a full range of web presence offerings has established deep, long-term relationships with SMB and enterprise clients. Internet Brands' powerful, proprietary operating platform provides the flexibility and scalability to fuel the company's continued growth. For more information, please visit www.internetbrands.com and follow us on LinkedIn.


About Verily

Verily is an Alphabet health technology company focused on research, care, and health financing to deliver on the promise of precision health and help people live healthier lives. We are uniquely positioned at the intersection of technology, data science, and healthcare to create tools to accelerate evidence generation, products to enable more personalized care, and approaches to make costs more predictable.


Verily offers virtual care management and coordinated clinical care programs for eligible individuals through Onduo Management Services LLC ("OMS"), Onduo LLC, and a network of affiliated professional entities, which collaborate to offer the services. For more information, please visit: https://verily.com/solutions/onduo.

1Majithia AR, Kusiak CM, Improved Glycemic Outcomes in Adults With Type 2 Diabetes Participating in a Continuous Glucose Monitor Driven Virtual Diabetes Clinic: Prospective Trial. J Med Internet Res. 2020;22(8):e21778. doi:10.2196/21778 n=55; 60 days intermittent CGM wear, n=43

SOURCE WebMD Health Services



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