Hive’s AI- and SMS-based Patient-Self-Service Technology to Manage Prospective Lap-Band® Leads From Initial Contact Through Surgical Consultation
IRVINE, Calif., June 29, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ReShape Lifesciences Inc. (Nasdaq: RSLS), the premier physician-led weight loss and metabolic health solutions company, today announced the signing of a preferred partner agreement with Hive Medical (Hive). Hive’s software suite leverages AI, machine-learning, SMS, and patient self-service technology to increase patient volume.
“Our agreement with Hive is expected to significantly improve our patient engagement strategy, which we know, through our experience, is key to driving Lap-Band® surgeries,” stated Paul F. Hickey, President and Chief Executive Officer of ReShape Lifesciences. “We believe that incorporating the Hive platform will enhance lead nurturing and the overall Lap-Band® experience for patients, by allowing individuals to quickly and easily navigate new patient intake hurdles and book an appointment with a medical professional 24/7/365. This is evidenced in the data we generated during our first quarter 2023 testing of the Hive technology at select Lap-Band® accounts, where we also have co-op marketing. In fact, integrating the Hive technology into our co-op marketing campaign increased medical consultations by 107% for the select accounts over the previous quarter. Based on these outstanding results, we are excited to immediately roll-out the Hive platform, on an exclusive basis, to additional accounts to better address patient leads, with the intent of increasing conversions and, ultimately, more Lap-Band® surgeries.”
About ReShape Lifesciences®
ReShape Lifesciences® is America’s premier weight loss and metabolic health-solutions company, offering an integrated portfolio of proven products and services that manage and treat obesity and metabolic disease. The FDA-approved Lap-Band® System provides minimally invasive, long-term treatment of obesity and is an alternative to more invasive surgical stapling procedures such as the gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy. ReShapeCare™ is a virtual weight-management program that supports lifestyle changes for all weight loss patients led by board-certified health coaches to help them keep the weight off over time. ReShape Marketplace™ is an online collection of quality wellness products curated for all consumers to help them achieve their health goals. The investigational Diabetes Bloc-Stim Neuromodulation™ (DBSN™) system utilizes a proprietary vagus nerve block and stimulation technology platform for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes and metabolic disorders. The Obalon® balloon technology is a non-surgical, swallowable, gas-filled intra-gastric balloon that is designed to provide long-lasting weight loss. For more information, please visit www.reshapelifesciences.com.
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