How a Fortune 50 retailer lowered health care costs by nearly 20% with Sleepio for insomnia

The new health economic research report by a Johns Hopkins professor shows use of a digital therapeutic lowers overall healthcare costs.

These results highlight the role digital therapeutics can play in helping companies understand the cost impact of their mental health programs. Digital therapeutics are uniquely equipped to do so because they can be delivered at scale, provide consistent care, and track clinical outcomes.

Dr. Michael Darden, health economist and associate professor at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

Supporting employee mental health and sleep has a variety of benefits for both individual employees as well as the organization. And now, the health care cost impacts are quantified in this whitepaper that not only offers cutting-edge data but also replicates previous results.

Key insights: 

  • The prevalence of insomnia among employees in large organizations
  • Impact of poor sleep on individuals and businesses
  • How digital therapeutics (DTx) work and are scaled throughout populations
  • The relationship between DTx efficacy and health care cost savings
  • Implications for businesses like yours

A peek inside: 

Disclaimer: In accordance with FDA’s Current Enforcement Discretion Policy for Digital Health Devices for Psychiatric Disorders, for patients aged 18 years and older, who are followed by and diagnosed with insomnia disorder by a medical provider, Sleepio is available as an adjunct to their usual medical care for insomnia disorder. Sleepio does not replace the care of a medical provider or the patient’s medication. Sleepio has not been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for this indication.

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About the Author

Michael Darden, Ph.D.

Michael Darden, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Economics at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

Michael Darden is an Associate Professor at the Carey Business School at Johns Hopkins University, a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a Co-editor of the Journal of Human Resources. He works in the fields of health economics and health econometrics.

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