Published on March 31, 2022

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Desert Oasis Healthcare taps into Lark Health digital technology

Now offering a new AI coach for improved cardiovascular health


(March 31, 2022 – Palm Springs, CA)
– Eligible members of Desert Oasis Healthcare (DOHC) can now access a new artificial intelligence (AI) program from Lark Health, to prevent and manage atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) and coronary artery disease (CAD).

“We are committed to offering innovative technology solutions to all our patients, so they can manage their health better than ever before,” said Lindsey Valenzuela, PharmD and Associate VP of Clinical Health Integration at DOHC. “That’s why we’re so excited to offer this Lark Heart Health coaching program at no cost to our eligible cardiac members.”

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With nearly half of all American adults having some form of cardiovascular disease, it is the leading cause of death globally and one of the most expensive chronic conditions. Heart disease and stroke cost the U.S. healthcare system roughly $214 billion annually. Yet, too few medical providers, coupled with challenges to healthcare access, sometimes leave patients with limited care options, gaps in care, and insufficient education and empowerment to self-manage their heart health. DOHC aims to change that by identifying innovative new solutions like Lark Heart Health.

“We are proud to be collaborating with an innovative value-based care provider like Desert Oasis Healthcare to launch and evaluate our novel, AI-driven Lark Heart Health program,” said Dr. Jason Paruthi, Medical Director at Lark. Built using a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) framework and a design based on Heart Association (AHA) guidelines, Lark Heart Health provides a remote heart health-coaching tool that helps users improve healthy lifestyle behaviors, lose weight, and reduce stress levels, ultimately decreasing their risk factors for heart disease. Through a program that includes real-time personalized coaching, Lark will provide the tools needed to better prevent and manage ASCVD and CAD.

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Press Contact

Barry Dayton
Director of Marketing
Desert Oasis Healthcare

About Desert Oasis Healthcare

Formed in 1981 as one of the first medical groups in the desert communities of southern California, Desert Oasis Healthcare (DOHC) continues to advance with changes in the healthcare market. DOHC provides primary and immediate care, home health, palliative care, clinical research studies and other services to more than 60,000 members/patients living in the greater Coachella Valley and the Morongo Basin of Riverside and San Bernardino counties. The multidisciplinary and comprehensive care programs of DOHC are committed to educating individuals on preventive health care in their daily lives, reflected in the DOHC motto, "Your Health. Your Life. Our Passion." For more information, visit www.mydohc.com.

About Lark Health

Lark is a healthcare technology company aimed at delivering infinitely scalable, virtual chronic and preventative healthcare through conversational AI. To date, Lark has provided nearly 2 million people with unlimited, 24/7 personalized care delivered through an easy-to-use, text message-like interface that integrates remote patient monitoring tools and is built on a cognitive behavioral therapy framework. Lark’s platform seamlessly integrates with health plans’ and employers’ existing healthcare infrastructure to help them scale their chronic disease prevention and management programs, boost engagement, and improve health outcomes. Lark currently works with many of the largest health plans and across four programs: Prevention, Diabetes Prevention, Diabetes Care, and Hypertension Care. Lark’s Diabetes Prevention Program, which is the fastest growing and lowest cost DPP, has received the highest level of clinical recognition—Full Recognition—from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The company has received numerous accolades, including having been named as one of CB Insights Digital Health 150 (2019), a finalist for the UCSF Digital Health Awards (2020), one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies (multiple years), and one of Fierce Healthcare‘s Fierce 15 (2020). To learn more, visit www.lark.com.