Kaia Health Recognized as the First Musculoskeletal Digital Therapy to Deliver Best-in-Class Cost Saving and Health Outcomes

Kaia Health’s unprecedented results are backed by the Validation Institute

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  • Kaia has demonstrated up to 80% cost savings compared to traditional methods
  • Validation Institute is a renowned, independent organization that validates performance claims to drive transparency in the marketplace and maximize cost-savings.
  • Kaia Health is the first and (currently only) MSK digital health company to receive Program Validation, the highest level of validation, based on health outcomes, cost-savings, and demonstrated scientific rigor in a randomized clinical trial.

New York, NY, September 27, 2022– Kaia Health, today announced that it is the first and (currently only) MSK digital therapy, and the second digital health company in history, to receive Program Validation,  the Validation Institute’s highest level of validation. The validation recognizes Kaia Health’s rigorous, evidence-based digital therapy approach to treating musculoskeletal conditions that led to its best-in-class financial and health outcomes.

  • Kaia’s members saw significant pain reduction (33% after 3 month)
  • Overall improvement in both their mental and physical health
  • Up to 80% reduction in inpatient cost compared to traditional methods of treatment.

Kaia’s unique physical therapy-inspired program offers members personalized and self-directed care anytime, anywhere through a digital app and care team. With just the camera on the phone, Kaia’s advanced motion analysis technology provides real-time corrective feedback on body movements, eliminating the need for sensors.

The Validation Institute is a non-profit organization established to drive transparency in the marketplace by providing unbiased, data-driven insights on health care solutions. “The clinical results we found with Kaia Health are remarkable – and we are thrilled to recognize the important work they are doing in the digital health space,” said Benny DiCecca, CEO, Validation Institute.

“With Kaia, we have identified an MSK solution that is steeped in scientific rigor we rarely find in digital health. For anyone evaluating an MSK solution, Kaia would be an excellent choice,” said Al Lewis, Quizzify CEO and Validation Institute Advisor.

Over time, Validation Institute has shifted from only affirming specific financial and health improvement claims to now assessing healthcare solutions’ programs as a whole. To qualify for the highest level of validation, vendors must prove clinical rigor using gold standard evaluation methodologies, including the ‘parallel assignment method’ used by Kaia Health. The Program Validation carries a $50K guarantee that Kaia Health delivers on health and financial outcomes outlined in previous validation reports.

MSK conditions affect 1 in 2 adults in the U.S. and there are numerous solutions out there making big claims on outcomes with no substantiation. “Clinical excellence has always been at the core of what we do,’ said Nigel Ohrenstein, president of Kaia Health, ‘We are proud to receive this recognition as clinical excellence must be the standard for all digital health companies.” Kaia Health is the only MSK company to have completed a true Randomized Control Trial (RCT), and with 11 clinical trials to date, has completed significantly more research than any other digital MSK solution.

About Kaia Health

Kaia Health is the world’s largest digital therapeutics company on a mission to empower millions of people to live their healthiest life. Our evidence-based treatments, covering a range of conditions, including musculoskeletal pain and COPD, are powered by proprietary motion analysis technology and clinical expertise.  No sensors or wearables, Kaia’s programs need only a smartphone to deliver the most accessible, effective, and equitable experience for all. Eleven clinical trials have shown Kaia’s effectiveness and safety to be as good as traditional care with up to 80% reduction in cost. Kaia Health is a member of the Digital Therapeutics Alliance (DTA) and is headquartered in NY and Munich. Kaia partners with leading health plans, employers, and providers, covering 60+ million lives around the world. Learn more at www.kaiahealth.com.

About Validation Institute

Validation Institute is a membership organization made up of a network of healthcare vendors, health benefits advisors, and purchaser benefit managers focused on delivering better health value and stronger outcomes than conventional healthcare.  https://validationinstitute.com/