Positive change in quality of life satisfaction from 8% to 92%1
89% savings from pre–to post-intervention1
50% greater savings than the standard invaasive surgical procedure1
“Improving health outcomes for the patient and reducing overall medical costs is a win-win-win for the patient, provider, and insurer. The goal of the VITAL program is to accelerate reimbursement by Highmark Health for novel solutions that would normally take several years to receive coverage and payment.”
Debra Reisenthel –CEO Palo Alto Health Sciences, Inc. California-based manufacturer of Freespira®
“Freespira® helped patients reduce panic symptoms and panic attacks, leading to a better quality of life and overall reduced costs.”
Anthony P. Mannarino PhD – Clinical Lead
Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Allegheny General Hospital
Thanks to VITAL’s collaboration with Palo Alto Health Sciences, Inc. and Allegheny Health Network physicians, patients who experience frequent panic attacks may soon have access to a new drug-free treatment.
The Freespira® in-home digital therapeutic device treats the physiological component of panic attacks that occur in patients who suffer from anxiety. It uses a sensor to control chronic hyperventilation by training the body to normalize its CO2 levels and breathing rate.
For the participants enrolled in the testing of Freespira®, it eliminated or reduced panic attacks and other panic symptoms for at least 12 months post-treatment1.
Freespira®, A Solution for Panic Attack Treatment
New, non-pharmaceutical treatment for panic disorder now offered at AHN through VITAL
1Source: VITAL | Allegheny Health Network | Highmark Health | Freespira® pilot 2015 – 2017