So what about the Evidence?

All HealthSlate programs, both our clinical programs and our lifestyle change programs, are based on thoroughly tested and proven, evidence-based approaches and standards. We have adapted those approaches to a digital delivery format and then proven that we can obtain equal or superior health outcomes while addressing the largest challenge that traditional in-person programs face: most people cannot or will not participate in-person over the many months needed to effect long term change.

The Evidence-Based Models We Follow

We focus on prevention and management of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. We follow the guidelines and specific interventions of the leading medical authorities, including the CDC, ADA, AHA, and AADE. While the primary outcomes measures vary depending on which specific condition is being targeted, all of these conditions are best managed through patient education, selfmanagement tools, and coaching aimed at:

Increased physical activity Increased physical activity
Improved diet Improved diet
Weight loss Weight loss
Stress and sleep management Stress and sleep management
Medications management Medications management

The Evidence We Deliver

With nearly 10,000 people now having enrolled in HealthSlate programs we have demonstrated repeatedly that we can help far more people accomplish the goals of these programs than is possible through in-person programs. Specifically, we consistently deliver:
Over 50% lose at least 5% of body weight.
And we also help the other 50% because we also average…

graph, over 50 percent lost 5 percent body weight Over 50% lost at least 5% of body weight

350 minutes/week of physical activity among all participants

vs. the 150 minute/week targets established by the CDC, ADA, AHA, and AADE. (And this is not self-reported; our activity data is validated through use of activity trackers and smartwatches!) Physical activity is extremely important because even people who fail to lose weight tend to see clinically significant improvements in blood sugar (diabetes risk) and blood pressure if they get at least 150 minutes of activity week, and often, the more activity the greater the benefit, i.e., a “dose effect.”

“Recent studies provide further evidence to support the notion that regular physical activity (PA) reduces the risk of insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes, and insulin sensitivity improves when individuals comply with exercise and/or PA guidelines. Many studies indicate a dose response, with higher energy expenditures and higher exercise intensities…producing greater benefits.”

BMJ Open Sports and Exercise Medicine, 2/1/2016

1.0% A1C improvements for Type 2 diabetes

1.0% A1C improvements for Type 2 diabetes (equivalent to a new medication), as demonstrated in multiple deployments on behalf of Providence Health, Catholic Health Initiatives, and Evergreen Health.

Providence Health pilot of HealthSlate T2D program

Outcomes - A1C graph

CHI Franciscan pilot of HealthSlate T2D program

Vitual Diabetes PRogram Comparison graph.