Chronic Diseases

Beyond Care

Providing a scalable, affordable, and clinically validated digital coaching platform for lifestyle change aimed at diabetes and obesity

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Our solution:

A digital self-coaching program for obesity and diabetes with deep learning capability offered in a financial incentive-based model.

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Significance: Diabetes Is A Preventable Global Health And Economic Challenge. By 2025 – in less than 10 years - the number of US adults with diabetes will exceed 50 million.1 The annual cost of diabetes alone in the US will soon surpass the total yearly healthcare expenditure of $3 trillion. Similar trends are emerging in other countries. This pandemic results from obesity or excess body fat. The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) proved that just 7% weight loss reduces the risk of diabetes by over 50% and is cost-effective over a ten-year period.2 However, implementation and dissemination of DPP-like programs have not been successful. Individualized DPP-like programs such as Medicare’s “Intensive Behavioral Therapy” are not scalable due to cost, shortage of healthcare professionals and delivery sites. Population-based approaches emphasizing education and group sessions lack customization and suffer from poor retention rates. Emerging Internet-based coaching approaches address these challenges by offering scalable, cost-effective and yet personalized lifestyle intervention solutions. However, they are often heavy on technology and light on clinically validated programmatic protocols.

Our solution is an affordable, scalable and automated digital self-coaching program for use anytime anywhere eliminating need for healthcare staff and overhead costs.

Specific Aim 1: Pilot a digital coaching platform using clinically validated algorithms for individualized weight loss and daily interactive quizzes called Health Lifecards to engage and support end users for long-term lifestyle change.

Specific Aim 2: Using a six-month randomized trial prove that participation in our automated digital self-coaching program results in significant weight loss and diabetes risk reduction comparable to DPP.

Specific Aim 3: Implement and disseminate our approach in an exponential financial incentive-based business model targeting end users: health consumers, employees and insurance members.

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Business Plan

http://beyondcare.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/BC-Business-Profile.2017.pdf

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Solution Team

  • Dr. Reza Yavari Board Certified Endocrinologist, Founder & CEO, Beyond Care
 
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