Bicycle Well being, which provides digital opioid use dysfunction remedy, is partnering with emergency telehealth supplier Tele911 to attach sufferers to persevering with care after an overdose or well being disaster.
Tele911 works with paramedics to find out if sufferers have to be transported to a hospital emergency room or if they are often handled at house or at one other care web site. Beneath the partnership, those that skilled an overdose or have signs of opioid use dysfunction shall be evaluated by Tele911 emergency physicians, and a social employee can refer them to Bicycle Well being.
The businesses stated their collaboration might assist sufferers who’re experiencing critical well being results from opioid use dysfunction entry ongoing care.
A latest examine revealed within the Worldwide Journal of Drug Coverage discovered that the overwhelming majority of opioid use dysfunction sufferers do not obtain medication-assisted remedy. In response to the 2019 Nationwide Survey on Drug Use and Well being, simply over 10% of individuals 12 and older with a substance use dysfunction acquired any remedy previously yr.
“Working intently with Tele911 will enable us to succeed in people struggling by emergency well being crises, redirect their care, and welcome them to our evidence-backed digital care mannequin – finally placing them on the trail to restoration,” Bicycle Well being CEO and founder Ankit Gupta stated in a press release.
THE LARGER TREND
In July, Tele911 introduced an analogous partnership with Workit Well being for non-emergent 911 calls in California, Florida and Texas. Workit offers digital take care of substance use dysfunction and generally co-occurring situations, like melancholy, anxiousness and insomnia. The startup revealed a $118 million Collection C increase in October 2021.
Different corporations providing telehealth take care of substance use dysfunction embody Boulder Care, which just lately scooped up $36 million; Ophelia, which introduced two fundraising rounds in 2021; and Stop Genius, which partnered with B2B insurance coverage firm Evry Well being earlier this yr.
In the meantime, this is not the Bicycle’s first partnership in 2022. In April, the corporate introduced a collaboration with clinician psychological well being service Marvin to offer healthcare professionals with opioid remedy.
Bicycle additionally introduced a $50 million Collection B spherical earlier this summer season. Gupta advised MobiHealthNews the startup will use the funds for partnerships with well being plans, suppliers and employers.
“We have now began receiving inbound curiosity from suppliers who wish to work with us, both referring sufferers to us or co-managing sufferers,” he stated. “We wish to use the funding to additionally enhance our partnerships with medical suppliers, case managers, discharge planners, particularly within the correctional well being setting but additionally with employers to succeed in sufferers.”