Building on the success of their recent Heart Health Program partnership with Lark Health, Desert Oasis Healthcare (DOHC) has now expanded that collaboration to offer 24/7 coaching using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to other patient populations dealing with chronic conditions. “We’re now offering a general Wellness Program to prevent chronic diseases and a Diabetes Prevention Program to prevent or delay progression of prediabetes to diabetes,” said Lindsey Valenzuela, PharmD and Associate VP of Clinical Health Integration at DOHC. “We are delighted that we can offer more of Lark’s coaching programs to our eligible members at no cost.”

The Lark programs offer coaching in behavioral health, weight management, tobacco cessation, reducing stress and anxiety, and other areas. With heart disease as the #1 killer of both men and women in the U.S. and the increasing prevalence of diabetes and other chronic diseases, DOHC seeks to prevent or lessen the impact of these diseases among its patients.

Selected groups of at-risk DOHC patients are now able to access Lark’s AI based Wellness Program and Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) via smartphone. The DPP has received CDC Full Recognition, the highest level of clinical recognition awarded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC.) With each Lark program, experienced human coaches will supplement the AI platform to help patients achieve sustained outcomes.

“Lark Health has been combining technology with clinical expertise for our patients for years already and we’ve found them to be a great partner,” said Teresa Hodgkins PharmD, BCACP and VP of Clinical Quality Initiatives at DOHC. “We’re convinced they’ll continue to be our ally and helpmate in preventing the complications that come with disease progression, and improving outcomes for DOHC patients.”