Ayble Partners With Commure Engage, Connecting GI Patients With Personalized Care

Ayble Partners With Commure Engage, Connecting GI Patients With Personalized Care 

  • The growing GI patient population is experiencing suboptimal outcomes and health equity challenges due to a critical shortage of GI specialists, dietitians, and psychologists to meet the increasing demand for care

  • Clinical guidelines recommend dietary changes and behavioral healthcare for GI patients, but with a shortage of specialists to refer them to, Ayble acts as a "specialty care referral in a box" for providers

  • New partnership allows healthcare organizations using Commure Engage to refer GI patients directly to Ayble, improving patient experiences and outcomes while reducing hospital admissions 

BOSTON, December 21, 2023 Ayble Health, a digital health platform for patients with chronic gastrointestinal (GI) conditions, today announced an integration with Commure Engage, an AI-powered care coordination platform that automates clinical patient care pathways for healthcare organizations. Ayble will sit within the Commure Engage platform, allowing providers and care coordinators to refer patients to Ayble with one click via their EHR (including EPIC and Cerner). As one of the first specialty care solutions to join the Commure Engage partner network, Ayble will provide customized programs for those suffering from painful digestive health issues and unlock new efficiencies for care teams.  

Filling A Critical Gap for GI Patients in an Overwhelmed System

Demand for GI care is increasing as patients flood into primary care clinics, urgent care centers, and emergency departments (EDs) experiencing uncomfortable and sometimes debilitating symptoms. While the total number of ED visits over the last decade has remained steady, the proportion of GI ED visits has increased significantly. 

The current system is not effectively managing these patients and their chronic conditions in the long term. A significant contributing factor: there are often no dedicated GI specialists on staff in primary care, urgent care, or ED locations. While general practitioners are trying their best, they often have little knowledge about specific GI disorders and fail to adhere to current guidelines. Even GI specialists are limited in their ability to provide dietary and behavioral therapy to their patients according to clinical guidelines, given a significant shortage of GI-trained dietitians and psychologists.  

To fill this critical supply gap, Ayble is the first and only gastroenterology company accredited by the American Nutrition Association and the Validation Institute. In its Outcomes Report, the Institute highlighted that Ayble Health’s precision nutrition program is two times more effective than in-person or virtual dietetics and drives 30-40% better adherence to recommendations. The Institute has also recognized Ayble as the first company to be FoodMed certified.

Streamlining the Personalized Care That GI Patients Require

The integration with Commure Engage streamlines how providers refer GI patients to Ayble, which is proven to improve clinical symptoms for 84% of users. For example, if an IBS patient visits a primary care or GI specialist provider for treatment, the Commure Engage platform will review the patient’s information stored in the EHR, including relevant clinical data, and will suggest Ayble as an option for customized care. Providers can refer patients to Ayble in one click that is fully integrated into clinical workflows. Patients onboard into the Ayble platform through a simple sign-up process. 

“Dealing with debilitating GI symptoms is already challenging, and navigating the healthcare system for the right care can add to that stress. Our collaboration with Commure Engage throws a lifeline to GI patients who have faced difficulties in getting effective treatment from specialists, PCPs, urgent care centers and EDs. It also provides essential support to clinicians who are grappling with the high demand for care and the growing issue of burnout,” said Sam Jactel, founder and CEO, Ayble. “Commure’s extensive network of healthcare organizations extends our reach and allows us to integrate into clinical workflows, immediately pairing GI patients with a clinically proven solution for effective treatment.”

Commure Engage takes the manual burden away from clinicians and care teams working with GI patients and allows healthcare organizations to streamline clinical care coordination, resulting in better patient outcomes. With more than 35 million patient engagements to date and over 500 automated clinical care pathways, Commure Engage’s extensive Digital Health Formulary helps providers activate patients across their care and achieve millions of efficiencies. 

“As we learn more and more about the link between gut health and a patient’s overall wellbeing and mental health, it becomes increasingly important to make sure we’re connecting GI patients with the customized care they deserve,” said Rick Strobridge, VP at Commure (former CEO of Rx.Health). “By partnering with Ayble, we know clinicians at our partner healthcare organizations can confidently refer patients to digital prescriptions that can effectively address their conditions, delivering measurable patient outcomes improvement while reducing health system costs.”

About Ayble Health

Ayble Health is a digital health platform empowering patients with chronic GI conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) to manage their care beyond the pill. Ayble combines the largest GI behavioral health database in the world with its proprietary machine learning algorithms to build personalized, predictive care for every patient - all with the human touch of a licensed care team. Ayble’s platform is built on 20 years of research, including publications in Gastroenterology, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases and Clinical & Translational Gastroenterology, and it is accredited by the American Nutrition Association. Patients can find Ayble through their physician partners, employers, insurers or directly online. Visit ayblehealth.com.

About Commure
Commure, Inc. is connecting disparate datasets, surfacing meaningful insights, accelerating performance through a suite of intuitive applications, and enabling seamless innovation across the healthcare industry. Commure’s mission is to empower every person in the health ecosystem to deliver exceptional care. Commure’s original applications include solutions to improve staff safety, enhance clinical workflow, and bolster revenue operations. Currently, the company enables more than 160,000 clinicians and staff across more than 500 care facilities to advance care through collaboration and supports more than 100,000 patients. With Rx.Health in the portfolio as Commure Engage, Commure will add more than two dozen health system, payor, and life science customers and millions of patients to its national network. Learn more at commure.com.


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