Technology Industry Case Study
Redefining Healthcare Benefits with Digital Health
Rising Medical Spend
A large software technology firm saw an annual upward trend of medical spend for back and joint pain. Many of their tech employees spend most of their time working on computers—which can lead to chronic back and joint pain. As a technology innovator, the company redefined their healthcare benefits with digital health to provide more effective treatment than traditional options like pain medication or surgery. The company partnered with Hinge Health, the #1 digital musculoskeletal (MSK) solution, to offer its employees at-home digital care.
A 50-year old program architect at the large tech firm initially relied on pain medications to get through the day. With Hinge Health’s innovative digital care, he received sensor-guided exercise therapy along with remote 1:1 coaching all from the comfort of his home. After 12 weeks, his pain was reduced so much, he was able to wean himself off of pain medications. His likelihood of surgery in the next 5 years dropped 80% and he went back to doing the things he loved like swimming.
“Being pain-free and without pain meds boosts my confidence.”
Large Technology Firm
reduction in pain
decrease in depression
reduction in lost work days
saved per participant in annual medical spend
Musculoskeletal (MSK) Challenges
- MSK (back and joint) pain is the category with the most claims and has been for years
- Workers are often sedentary office workers on computers all day with a high incidence of back pain
Digital Health Lowers Medical Spend
When comparing medical claims of employees who did not have access to the Hinge Health treatment program versus those that did, the large tech firm saw significant savings. With Hinge Health’s wearable sensor-guided exercise therapy, 1:1 behavioral coaching, and personalized education, the large tech firm was able to provide better outcomes at lower spend — reducing chronic MSK pain by 58%, while cutting medical claims spend by 60%.
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