Ovia Health, a digital well being platform for household care, is increasing its platform to incorporate menopause-focused choices.
Customers will have the ability to observe signs and entry instructional content material, remedy choices and tips about speaking with physicians. Its enterprise prospects could have further entry to on-demand well being teaching, together with psychosocial assist.
The corporate already gives shoppers and enterprise prospects the flexibility to trace menstrual cycles, acquire insights into fertility, monitor a child’s improvement and entry well being assets on ladies’s well being and household well being.
Moreover, the Labcorp subsidiary has pathways for LGBTQ+ parenting, social determinants of well being, behavioral well being and return to work.
“By increasing a platform utilized by a whole bunch of hundreds of ladies, we’re bringing this much-needed dialog to the forefront in a method that gives ladies entry to data and assets throughout a pivotally essential time. Girls might be extra empowered to have conversations with their healthcare suppliers in a method that helps them higher perceive and assess their healthcare wants,” Dr. Leslie Saltzman, chief medical officer of Ovia Well being, stated in a press release.
THE LARGER TREND
Diagnostics and drug improvement behemoth Labcorp acquired Ovia, previously Ovuline, in 2021.
A number of different corporations have entered the digital menopause care house, together with telehealth startup Evernow, digital menopause care firm Upliv and women-focused well being administration firm Unified Women’s Healthcare.
The worldwide femtech sector is rising, and it is expected to reach $1.15 billion by 2025, based on a 2021 Frost & Sullivan study.
Nevertheless, because the sector expands, lawmakers and experts have expressed issues about data-sharing practices from period-tracking apps and well being tech corporations, particularly after Roe v. Wade was overturned.
In 2019, Ovia got here below fireplace for its data-sharing practices after The Washington Post reported the app shared private worker information with employers who paid to acquire the knowledge, although the knowledge was famous to be de-identified and aggregated, and workers should opt-in for information sharing.