Ovia Health, a digital health platform for family care, is expanding its platform to include menopause-focused offerings.
Users will be able to track symptoms and access educational content, treatment options and tips on communicating with physicians. Its enterprise customers will have additional access to on-demand health coaching, including psychosocial support.
The company already offers consumers and enterprise customers the ability to track menstrual cycles, gain insights into fertility, monitor a baby’s development and access health resources on women’s health and family health.
Additionally, the Labcorp subsidiary has pathways for LGBTQ+ parenting, social determinants of health, behavioral health and return to work.
“By expanding a platform used by hundreds of thousands of women, we are bringing this much-needed conversation to the forefront in a way that provides women access to information and resources during a pivotally important time. Women will be more empowered to have conversations with their healthcare providers in a way that helps them better understand and assess their healthcare needs,” Dr. Leslie Saltzman, chief medical officer of Ovia Health, said in a statement.
THE LARGER TREND
Several other companies have entered the digital menopause care space, including telehealth startup Evernow, virtual menopause care company Upliv and women-focused health management company Unified Women’s Healthcare.
However, as the sector expands, lawmakers and experts have expressed concerns about data-sharing practices from period-tracking apps and health tech companies, especially after Roe v. Wade was overturned.
In 2019, Ovia came under fire for its data-sharing practices after The Washington Post reported the app shared personal employee data with employers who paid to obtain the information, though the information was noted to be de-identified and aggregated, and employees must opt-in for data sharing.