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Digestive disorders typically rank among an organization’s top five health care expenses, both because they affect 1 in 4 Americans and because so many symptoms and diseases fall into the digestive category that nearly 850 medical codes are required to cover them all. That adds up to a major direct cost for businesses, and it doesn’t even count indirect costs involving productivity losses and absenteeism caused by digestive ailments.

Early efforts to utilize digital health programs to address these challenges indicate that a comprehensive approach can help moderate both the financial and the human toll by significantly reducing digestive flare ups and associated medical claims.

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