Funding spherical led by Nebraska Medication, Teal Ventures, HIP and Cohn Household Belief
- 29% of adults with a medical situation even have some sort of psychological well being dysfunction and near 70% of behavioral well being sufferers have a medical co-morbidity1
- Roughly 90% of whole well being expenditures are spent on sufferers with power illness and behavioral well being points2
- Nudj Well being offers digital care infrastructure to suppliers nationwide to combine behavioral well being therapies that assist enhance sufferers’ psychological well being and social determinants of well being, encourage needed and wholesome way of life adjustments and finally drive constructive affected person outcomes
PASADENA, Calif., April 13, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Nudj Health, a tech-enabled well being service that companions with suppliers nationwide to ship telehealth way of life interventions to sufferers utilizing the collaborative care mannequin, introduced in the present day the closing of its Sequence A funding spherical at $10 million led by Nebraska Medication, Teal Ventures, Cohn Household Belief and HIP (Well being Innovation Pitch). Nudj Well being will use the capital to develop its medical, expertise and industrial groups to quickly scale its turnkey evidence-based behavioral well being companies in cardiology, oncology and first care settings nationwide.
Within the U.S., 29% of adults with a medical situation even have some sort of psychological well being dysfunction and near 70% of behavioral well being sufferers have a medical co-morbidity.1 Moreover, every year over $3.4 trillion of U.S. healthcare expenditures – roughly 90% of whole prices – are spent on sufferers with each power illness and behavioral well being points.2 This downside is exacerbated by the dearth of built-in behavioral well being companies into major and specialty care settings.
“Suppliers are challenged to assist present sufferers with out the correct infrastructure. Nudj Well being steps into this hole to increase the supplier’s companies to look after sufferers past the partitions of the workplace and to assist sufferers make wholesome adjustments that can enhance their well being and well-being whereas lowering their illness burden,” defined Yuri Sudhakar, founder and chief govt officer of Nudj Well being. “By empowering and guiding sufferers to undertake wholesome life, a whopping 80% of all power illnesses may very well be prevented.”
“There’s already proof that an individual’s psychological well being and bodily well being, together with power illness, bidirectionally affect one another to both worsen well being dangers or enhance them,” continued Sudhakar. “If suppliers had the mandatory infrastructure to assist their sufferers make more healthy way of life selections then their sufferers’ well being would enhance together with their psychological well being. It’s all linked. We assist suppliers prescribe way of life interventions utilizing evidence-based medical pathways. Behavioral well being remedy needs to be steady and never episodic.”
Nudj Well being makes use of the collaborative care mannequin and to date its companies have demonstrated effectiveness within the remedy of average to extreme melancholy, anxiousness, and insomnia with scores lowering by 42-52% inside 12 weeks. Sufferers additionally skilled a discount or upkeep of blood strain and weight, improved mobility, improved remedy adherence and improved connections with household, group and Nudj Well being assist programs.
“The collaborative care mannequin works. Sufferers get higher they usually get higher quicker than another remedy modality I’ve skilled in psychological well being. And that will get to the basis of why medical doctors go into medication. We need to assist folks heal, to realize optimum well being, well-being and happiness, not simply to assist keep a power sickness. At Nudj with our care integration, I additionally get to assist different medical doctors be simpler healers,” stated Katie Hill, a board-certified psychiatrist and chief medical officer of Nudj Well being.
“Nebraska Medication invested in Nudj Well being due to the corporate’s mission and since the management staff has a confirmed monitor report of scaling a digital healthcare enterprise. They know tips on how to seamlessly companion with a supplier’s workers, perceive the nuances and complexities of the supplier workflow, and combine with supplier digital medical information. We additionally see the necessity for extra built-in behavioral well being companies and Nudj’s mannequin is sensible for our supplier groups,” stated Michael Ash, MD, govt vice chairman and chief transformation officer of Nebraska Medication and a Nudj Well being Board Member.
“Teal Ventures determined to spend money on Nudj Well being as a result of they checked lots of the bins for fulfillment: confirmed and skilled staff, targeted technique, integration with supplier’s workers, workflow and programs, and, most significantly, concentrate on value-add companies for sufferers,” stated Eddie Wang Rodriguez, Accomplice at Teal Ventures.
“Nudj Well being is a perfect instance of robust management, disruptive expertise, and healthcare experience coming collectively in an progressive startup that understands the healthcare panorama. The distinctive worth proposition that gives way of life medication in a collaborative care platform that matches present quantity and worth workflows is outstanding and we’re excited to assist the journey of constructing an impactful group that can assist suppliers and sufferers alike. HIP’s funding thesis relies on a healthcare expert-led collaborative diligence course of, and Yuri and his staff shined in each dialogue we had with them,” stated Samir Batra, managing companion of HIP and a Nudj Well being Board Member.
About Nudj Well being
Based in 2021, Nudj Well being delivers built-in, whole-person, and steady look after sufferers with power illness past the partitions of the physician’s workplace. The corporate offers collaborative care utilizing evidence-based, Medicare accepted pathways centered round six interconnected way of life areas: stress administration, bodily exercise, sleep high quality, social assist, behavioral dangers and diet.
Primarily based in Pasadena, Calif., Nudj Well being has already built-in its service with a number of cardiology and oncology suppliers throughout the nation.
Affiliated suppliers can now combine using evidence-based way of life medication therapeutic interventions as a major remedy designed to forestall, deal with and infrequently reverse power illness.
To study extra, go to nudjhealth.com.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Mental Health and Chronic Disease in the Workplace.”
- Health and Economic Costs of Chronic Diseases
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