MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Digital health company Livongo Health has raised $52.5 million in funding to allow the company to accelerate growth in diabetes management, expand to other chronic conditions and move to international markets this year.
“This new funding will accelerate our investments in R&D and the expansion of our rules engine from 10,000 to more than 100,000 rules, allowing us to completely personalize the experience our members have,” said Glenn Tullman, CEO of Livongo, in a statement.
Livongo’s program combines technology with coaching for diabetes management, and is demonstrating significant improvements in health outcomes for its members and cost savings for its clients, according to Tullman.
The company is working to expand its solutions to support current members who have other chronic conditions.
“Our team is focused on empowering our members to living healthier lives, not just manage their chronic conditions,” said Tullman. “In addition to diabetes, we’re focused on extending our program to support other chronic conditions like hypertension and continue to deliver an experience that our members love while improving clinical results and lowering costs.”
Livongo also recently announced the formation of a Clinical Advisory Board to provide feedback and advice.
“Members of our advisory board have expertise in behavioral change in diabetes and other chronic conditions,” said Dr. Jennifer Schneider, chief medical officer of Livongo. “They bring a deep understanding of the broader impact that health care technology can have on large populations.”
Members of the advisory board include: Dr. Mark McClellan, director of the Robert J. Margolis Center for Health Policy and the Margolis Professor of Business, Medicine and Health Policy at Duke University; Dr. Anne Peters, professor of medicine and director of the University of Southern California Clinical Diabetes Program; Dr. Richard Milani, chief clinical transformation officer of Ochsner Health System; William Polonsky, Ph.D., associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Southern California San Diego; and Susan Weiner, a registered dietician-nutritionist and certified diabetes educator.