SonarMD, a leader in value-based care for digestive health, and Telebelly Health, a virtual care platform specialized for gastroenterology practices, have announced a partnership. This collaboration aims to provide gastroenterology practices with enhanced support, including:
- Digital Patient Triage: Efficiently categorizing patients based on their needs.
- On-Demand Provider Access: Immediate access to healthcare providers as required.
- Chronic Condition Management: Continuous monitoring and management of chronic gastrointestinal conditions.
The partnership addresses the current challenges faced by GI practices, such as increased demand due to colonoscopy screening guidelines, pandemic-induced backlogs, and a shortage of gastroenterologists. These challenges can result in dangerous care delays and increased costs.
SonarMD’s approach involves remote patient monitoring, algorithms, and expert support to proactively identify and address emerging health issues in patients with chronic gut conditions. This not only improves patient outcomes but also reduces overall healthcare costs.
Telebelly Health, co-founded by a gastroenterologist, focuses on reducing delays in GI screening and treatment. Their platform streamlines patient intake, schedules screenings, and offers virtual consultations for routine conditions, thus reducing wait times and allowing gastroenterologists to focus on more complex cases.
Both CEOs, Beth Houck of SonarMD and Sheri Rudberg of Telebelly Health, expressed their enthusiasm for the partnership, emphasizing its potential to transform care delivery in the gastroenterology sector.