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Cylinder Health – Meet A Vendor

Cylinder Health is an innovative digital health company reinventing the way chronic conditions are managed, gut first.

Last week, Shortlister had the pleasure of hosting Chris Nordman, Senior Vice President of Commercial at Cylinder Health, as the featured guest for our Meet a Vendor webinar series. During this engaging session, Chris spearheaded an insightful discussion on the subject of digestive health, revealing how Cylinder Health offers much-needed relief to millions of Americans suffering in silence.


More than 40% of Americans’ lives are disrupted daily by digestive issues. Not only does this contribute to a whopping $136 billion in annual spending (more than heart disease, trauma, and mental health altogether). It’s also causing people to suffer in silence, painfully navigating a fragmented care system that’s resulting in increased anxiety, frustration, and lack of relief.


GI conditions are a top cost driver for employers:

  • Abdominal pain is the 1# ER admit reason and a leading cause of postoperative care
  • #2 highest spend for short-term disability claims is digestive disease
  • The average healthcare cost of individuals with digestive disease is $17,200 annually – higher than Diabetes or Treatment-Resistant Depression
  • GI conditions are the #2 reason for missed work
  • It takes an average of 6 years for an IBS diagnosis from symptom onset


Cylinder Health is an innovative digital health company reinventing how chronic conditions are managed, gut first. Their all-in-one digital gut health program, GIThrive®, empowers people through clever technology, advanced science, and on-demand human support to spend less time feeling sick and more time living life. They offer a convenient byproduct with significant cost savings for health plans and self-insured employers.


GIThrive offers comprehensive care for individuals grappling with digestive health concerns. Cylinder Health’s platform is designed to empower members to manage their digestive health seamlessly, around the clock. Whether connecting with their dedicated care team, monitoring nutrition and symptoms, or completing self-guided behavioral health modules, they provide unwavering support at every stage of the journey.


Key Features:

  • Comprehensive Digital Platform: Cylinder members can access all their digestive health management tools in one place, 24/7. Whether connecting with the care team, tracking nutrition and symptoms, or completing self-guided behavioral health modules, the platform provides robust support.

  • Technology-Enabled Triage: Cylinder utilizes cutting-edge AI-driven technology to gather essential data during intake and throughout the member’s journey. This data is used to create dynamic, personalized care plans based on reported symptoms, health history, and preferences. Information is shared seamlessly across the care team to ensure continuity of care.

  • Coordinated Clinical Care Team: Cylinder’s expert team of clinicians includes Health Coaches, Registered Dietitians, Internists, and Gastroenterologists. They offer end-to-end support for a wide range of GI patients. Their physicians can order GI-related tests, fulfill prescriptions, and conduct telemedicine appointments in every state, providing essential support to their members.


If you or someone you know is struggling with the burdens and stresses of digestive health issues, it’s time to take action and discover the transformative power of Cylinder Health and GIThrive. They believe that everyone deserves to live a life free from the constraints of digestive ailments. 

Reach out to Cylinder Health today to explore how their comprehensive care can make a profound difference in the lives of your organization’s members. Together, you can pave the way to better health, greater well-being, and a brighter future for all of us.

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