MyHealth Bundles Program Recognized for Health Equity Impact

MyHealth Bundles was recently honored with a 2023-2024 Innovation Award from the National Committee for Quality Assurance. The awards recognize organizations for implementing leading-edge strategies that improve both quality and value. Projects are judged on innovation and creativity, sustainability, scalability and impact on the intended audience.

The award recognized the innovative ways that Vanderbilt Health's provider-led bundles program is breaking down health equity barriers. Evidence for greater health equity is mounting, particularly in the case of the two MyWeightLossHealth Bundles, which combine all services needed for a successful weight loss journey, all at low to no out-of-pocket cost to employees. Patients choose a medical weight loss bundle or a surgical weight loss bundle that offers either gastric sleeve or gastric bypass.

Each bundle also features care navigation, nutrition, exercise, psychological support and enhanced patient communication through dedicated patient navigators who provide one-on-one support.

The program is seeing positive outcomes:

  • In 2022, patients who chose surgical weight loss had an average weight loss of 63.5 lbs at six months post-operation and 81.2 lbs lost at one-year post-operation—an estimated savings of more than $120,000.
  • Patients who chose medical weight loss had an average weight loss of 17.4 lbs at 6 months.
  • A cohort study found that 60% of participants lost at least 5% of their weight, equating to nearly $1,000 per year in savings per participating member.
  • With the MyWeightLossHealth Bundle, employees have lost more than 7,000 pounds, and co-morbidities such as diabetes and heart disease have seen dramatic improvement.
  • Utilization of the employee benefits plan has increased from 3% to 11%, leading to broader cost savings and higher employee satisfaction.

Read more about the award at this link, and learn how to get started with MyHealth Bundles on this site.