Cancer in the workforce drives up direct (nearly $300 billion) and indirect (53%) costs and represents an opportunity for cost savings and improving the health and quality of life of employees and their dependents. While only 1% of claims volume, cancer consumes 12% of direct medical costs on an annual basis. A cancer diagnosis of an employee or one of their dependents also results in higher rates of absenteeism and presenteeism. At time of diagnosis, nutritional issues are present in 90% of all cancer patients who will undergo treatment with intent to cure. These issues, present before treatment even begins, remain unaddressed in 80% of all cases due to a severe shortage of dietitians and result in poor survival, higher costs, and impaired quality of life. Savor Health®, a digital health technology platform company, was created to address these unmet nutritional needs with evidence-based, personalized, clinically and contextually appropriate nutrition and symptom management interventions 24/7 “on demand” via SMS text messaging from diagnosis through survivorship. The Company's proprietary platform combines machine learning, data science, expert knowledge and targeted clinical algorithms to deliver the most clinically and contextually appropriate nutrition intervention at every point in the cancer journey and in a low burden, easy-to-use manner via chat with Ina®, the "Intelligent Nutrition Assistant" chat bot. Savor Health's platform seamlessly integrates into multipe technology systems directly and via API and can rapidly scale across a large employer. While initially focused in oncology, Savor Health's platform is being expanded into multiple disease states and will include autoimmune conditions and cardiovascular disease by the 4th quarter of 2020.
Savor Health is a JLabs company and has an office at JLABS @NYC.
Business continuity planning
Savor Health has operated in multiple geographies since its inception and is skilled at remote operations. When the COVID19 pandemic hit and grew within the US, Savor Health experienced no interruption in its business and has continued as normal.