Research presented at the American Public Health Association’s Annual Meeting shows that Oshi Health’s virtual multidisciplinary gastrointestinal (GI) care significantly reduces emergency department (ED) utilization among patients. This study, conducted in partnership with a national health plan, compared GI-related ED visits between patients enrolled in Oshi Health’s program and those not enrolled. The findings revealed a 72% improvement at 3 months and a 64% improvement at 6 months in reducing GI-related ED visits among enrolled patients.
Oshi Health, a virtual digestive health center, offers high-touch, multidisciplinary care including telehealth appointments with GI-specialized physicians, dietitians, psychologists, health coaches, and care coordinators. This approach aims to provide rapid access to GI care, addressing a significant unmet need for patients with complex care requirements. The study’s results highlight the public health impact of accessible preventive digestive care and the potential to control avoidable costs in healthcare.
In addition to this study, Oshi Health’s model has been evaluated for its impact on patient outcomes and physician burnout. Two additional studies presented in October 2023 at the American College of Gastroenterology and the American Conference on Physician Health further support the effectiveness of Oshi Health’s hybrid care model in improving patient outcomes and reducing physician burnout. Oshi Health’s approach represents a significant advancement in the management of chronic gastrointestinal diseases, offering a promising solution to improve healthcare access and efficiency.