Health Tech

Why One CEO Thinks Drugs Won’t Be Able to Solve the Obesity Crisis

New research found that there are no racial disparities in weight loss results among patients taking obesity drugs. However, the study found that people of color have less access to services like behavioral care or surgical interventions, which are often needed in order for patients to lose weight and keep it off. To tackle this issue, Enara Health CEO Rami Bailony argued that the U.S. healthcare system must innovate the way it dispenses weight loss drugs, employing a more holistic care approach.

Consumer / Employer

Why Omada’s CEO Thinks Amazon Selected His Startup as the 1st Partner for Its New Program

Amazon launched a new initiative to help connect people to digital health benefits that they may not know are available to them. Omada Health is its first partner. CEO Sean Duffy said his company stood out from the many other virtual diabetes care companies out there because about 20 million Americans — many of whom shop on Amazon — are eligible for Omada's programs.