We are a team of exercise scientists, healthcare experts, and engineers committed to building the technology and tools required to shift healthcare from a reactive disease-care system into proactive value-based healthcare.
When 7 out of 10 deaths each year are linked to preventable chronic diseases, and the standard American diet today has been equated to smoking in the 1950’s; changing the standards in patient care has never been more pressing.
Our mission is to create a new standard in healthcare by bridging the gap between lifestyle and medicine. Our platform standardizes and simplifies how health providers integrate lifestyle medicine into their practice. We help reduce the time, cost, and invasiveness typically associated with practicing lifestyle medicine to help improve provider workflow and patient outcomes.
As exercise and nutrition scientists we noticed a major gap between research showing how to prevent chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and obesity with lifestyle interventions, and what was actually being applied in healthcare.
In 2012, at the University of Miami, we formed the Guardrails Prevention Initiative, a service-based research initiative with the goal of finding a solution to help prevent people from falling off the “cliff of chronic disease” (hence the name Guardrails). Using the power of established research, we developed a tool to streamline how providers can implement lifestyle medicine in their practice as a standard protocol for their patients. We felt that for every medication prescribed, a patient should also receive a personalized lifestyle prescription, with the goal of ultimately eliminating the need for medication.
Over the span of 4 years worth of research on the application of lifestyle medicine with the Guardrails Prevention Initiative, we developed the frameworks for what has today evolved into HealthSnap Solutions.