An audacious goal: EZ Waiting Room on the path to creating 100,000 additional healthy years created through preventing type-2 diabetes

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EZ Waiting Room establishes a clear goal for their work in healthcare, create 100,000 additional healthy years of living in America by preventing diabetes and other common diseases.

EZ Waiting Room, LLC announced an audacious goal today: create 100,000 additional years of healthy living in America. The company behind the ez WaitingRoom platform—a patient engagement and entertainment tool—doubled down on its commitment to fight the continued rise of type-2 diabetes using existing solutions and partnerships with patients, doctors, hospitals, medical associations, and the US government.

"Every healthcare company claims to impact the world positively, yet few measure their success by what ultimately matters most: time spent healthy. At EZ Waiting Room, we are transparent about our purpose and 5-year goal: prevent diseases from spreading so that Americans enjoy 100,000 more years of healthy life. We succeed when people live more of their life without the burden of preventable diseases like type-2 diabetes", said Ed Young, CEO of the company.

Currently, 75.4 million Americans don't know that they have prediabetes, the reversible precursor condition that leads to type-2 diabetes. By partnering with the American Diabetes Association, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and local organizations and care providers that offer prevention solutions, EZWR will demonstrate how our collective efforts create our most precious resource, additional healthy time in life.

"Preventing diabetes isn't brain surgery,” Young said. The CDC and ADA created tools that can save millions of lives and billions of dollars. The 100,000-year goal is simply a way to track our success at delivering those tools to the millions of Americans who need them. As the number of people enjoying EZ Waiting Room's free magazines and content grows, so too will the impact we have on the health of our nation. We have aligned the success of our business directly to our success in helping Americans live healthy longer," Young said.

The Global Burden of Disease 2017 study, just published in The Lancet, paints a sobering picture of the impact of diabetes globally. The number of healthy years lost due to type-2 diabetes is a staggering 57.4 million. The World Health Organization and many organizations use the Disability-Adjusted Life Year (DALY) to measure the number of healthy years lost due to disability from a disease and early death. EZ Waiting Room will use the same concrete and transparent metric to track the number of years of healthy life that we and our partners in healthcare create.

"We invite everyone to join in EZ Waiting Room's initiative to reclaim our nation's health and wellness by preventing disease. No matter your religion, politics, race, or creed, we think everyone can understand our mission: connect more Americans to resources that we know will create 100,000 additional years of health." —Ed Young, CEO

EZ Waiting Room LLC (EZWR), a NJIT Health IT Connections company, provides a platform for health care providers to deliver premium entertainment and quality healthcare information to their patients. Utilizing mobile technologies to facilitate the delivery of quality information, EZWR seeks to improve the healthcare experience and its outcomes.

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