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Off The Scale

August 31, 2016 11:00 ET

Off The Scale Delivers Turnkey Chronic Disease Firewall™ for Population Health Management

Health System Chronic Disease Progression Firewall Provides a New Standard in Chronic Disease Control

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Aug 31, 2016) - Healthcare innovator Off The Scale® (OTS) enhances its community-based intervention program with the branding of its Innovative Turnkey Chronic Disease Firewall™. The OTS chronic disease intervention program enables a progression firewall to reduce the rising-risk population group from crossing into the high-risk group, the highest-cost healthcare threshold for health systems.

To address the dramatic rise in financial risk among healthcare constituents, the new OTS standard of care creates a "firewall" between the rising-risk and high-risk. This "firewall" or "intervention" supports population groups with one or more chronic conditions, and work to slow, stop and even reverse the progression of those diseases.

"We are thrilled with the research based results collected after our OTS program was implemented at one of the most reputable integrated health care systems in NY. We are achieving our aim to connect chronic disease population groups with community-based chronic care services in order to extend accessibility to health behavior interventions, empower a healthier population and substantially reduce healthcare costs," said Off The Scale Co-Founder Ashley John Heather.

High-risk and acute patients cost 2-5x more than other population groups. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that chronic disease is responsible for 7 of 10 deaths each year, and treating people with chronic diseases accounts for 86% of our nation's total healthcare costs. Off The Scale is decreasing this percentage and helping clinical care teams to transition chronic disease groups to community care teams for intervention program participation in more accessible, lower cost settings. Off The Scale has created a free downloadable whitepaper on the subject that provides all the details.

About Off The Scale®
Off The Scale® was established in New York in 2014 by a team of healthcare, engagement, technology and phycology executives to dramatically reduce the healthcare cost burden associated with our global obesity and other chronic diseases delivered through a multichannel platform, combining inperson sessions, online community tools and mobile applications. The OTS platform delivers structured physical activity, nutritional education and lifestyle change action planning to maximize engagement to maintain longterm participation and outcomes for substantial numbers of patients, employees and community residents. For more information visit www.offthescale.com.

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