Thursday, November 20, 2014

Healthcare is Hot

"Healthcare is hot. Tech is hot. Put them together and you have  a sector that generates a lot of enthusiasm in the investment community."

Source: The Healthcare Technology I'm Most Excited About. By Motley Fool.  November 16, 2014.
http://www.nasdaq.com/article/the-healthcare-technology-im-most-excited-about-cm414455

The quote above accurately depicts what is going on in healthcare right now. There are lots of ideas, but there will be few staggering successes. One company is going to come along that will be disruptive and will change the landscape. Perhaps it will come from someone's garage. That company will have new proprietary technology that does NOT need onerous regulatory approval.

For example, there are 450 Electronic Health Record companies(http://www.skainfo.com/press_releases.php?article=122). Most of these companies are going to fail. But if one company comes along that has better technology than all the others it will become dominant. A dominant healthcare website could get 500 million visitors a month based on the number of unique visitors to all the top healthcare websites now.

"The best investors consistently reap gigantic profits by recognizing true potential earlier and more accurately than  anyone else."

Source: The Healthcare Technology I'm Most Excited About. By Motley Fool.  November 16, 2014.
http://www.nasdaq.com/article/the-healthcare-technology-im-most-excited-about-cm414455

Monday, November 17, 2014

Clinical Experience vs. the Medical Literature

Healthcare professionals' clinical experience treating a disease does not always correlate with what the medical literature says. This may happen, for example, when the medical literature lags behind an extremely successful new medical treatment. It may also happen because studies are difficult to do, expensive, and time-consuming. Thus, the medical literature may lag behind clinical experience, sometimes years behind.


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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Patients Need Help

“Every day, patients...are faced with crucial health care decisions while lacking key information that they need.” – Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute.

Patients need patient engagement. Patients need shared decision making.

Imagine wanting to research a medical treatment. When our vision is realized, you will be able to go to TreatmentScores.com, find a diagnosis, and see a list of every treatment ever mentioned in the medical literature all arranged from best to worst by their Treatment Scores™. We will be doing a new kind of medical review article.

The Treatment Scores™ will be based upon our evidence-based medicine algorithms. You will be able to click on the Treatment Scores™ to see the supporting statistics and medical references. Knowing Treatment Scores™ will empower you and educate you. We will analyze Western medical treatments, Eastern medical treatments, herbal medicines - any treatment that has data.

We quantify the science of medicine behind medical treatments, which used to be impossible. It used to be impossible to quantify baseball as well, but Sabermetrics was invented and led to a World Series victory. Basketball is now being quantified using the Pythagorean expectation to the 14th power.

Medicine can be paternalistic; you were told what treatment to undergo. Shared decision making is better. Treatment transparency is better. Post Internet, medical knowledge mostly relies on subjective review articles. You cannot see the specifications of your healthcare treatments in the same way that you can see the specs of other products. Many healthcare consumers don’t understand things like statistical power or P values. Many inadequate statistics exist such as hazard ratios, relative risk reduction, and the number needed to treat. We have invented new statistics focusing on what is most important to the patient - statistics that may be of life and death importance. We create true treatment transparency that is easy to visualize.


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The information on this website should never be used as a substitute for the advice of a qualified, licensed physician or health care professional. We are a new way to write review articles. We are not advocating any treatment, physician, medication, or any other entity. We are informational and educational only. We do not form physician-patient or doctor-patient relationships. Contact your physician for medical treatment. Call 911 if you may have an emergency or go to the Emergency Department. We are not responsible for any delays in care from information obtained from our site, nor for any consequential damages of any nature whatsoever, either directly or indirectly related to the use of this site, or from assumptions made. We cannot predict the future, we are only trying to do a better job of quantifying and reviewing what has happened in the past.


Saturday, November 15, 2014

Personalized Medicine means a Personalized Diagnosis

Personalized medicine means being able to write out the personalized diagnosis. Evidence-based clinical decision making begins with being able to be as precise as possible.


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Friday, November 14, 2014

Personalized Medicine

Personalized healthcare is the future. We must use health information technology to provide better product transparency for the individual patient. We can do this now, because of new inventions, and because of the intersection of new technologies.


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Monday, September 8, 2014

Problems in Healthcare Information Technology

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCORI) team, under the department of Health and Human Services, says, “Every day, patients and their caregivers are faced with crucial health care decisions while lacking key information that they need.” 

PCORI goes on to say that we need to translate “…existing scientific research into accessible and useable formats…” 

Dr. Suneetha Moonesinghe says: “The ideal tool would…be simple and quick to use…but such a tool remains elusive.” 

Dr. Richard Fogoros, a cardiologist, wrote: “This analysis shows what seems like a pretty good way to make some big bucks in healthcare while simultaneously saving lives: Figure out how to empower patients. Any enterprise that can supply patients with clear, correct, relevant, personal, and specific knowledge that enables them to protect themselves and their loved ones…will endear itself to those patients. Furthermore, anyone supplying such knowledge will be feeding a growing need for more. People's desire for the information to manage their own healthcare and the means to act on that information will become more than just a desire—it will become an expectation. A massive business opportunity awaits.” 

Dr. Fogoros, who wrote before Treatment Scores Inc. existed, also said, “Nobody knows what patient empowerment will actually look like, because it hasn't been invented yet.” 

Solutions:
The solutions to product transparency (treatment transparency) are Treatment Scores™, Treatment Grades™, and Science of Medicine (SOM®) Scores.

Sources:
“Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Funding Announcement: Communication and Dissemination.” PCORI. Published May 22, 2012, Revised September 17, 2012, Page 2. Accessed December 1, 2012, http://www.pcori.org/assets/FINAL-PFA-Communication-and-Dissemination-v3.pdf
 
"Study Looks for ‘Best’ Risk Stratification Tool So Patients Make the Most Informed Surgical Decision." News Release from the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), 9/18/2013. http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/607756/

Richard M. Fogoros, M.D., Fixing American Healthcare, 2007, Publish Or Perish DBS, Pittsburg, page 31.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

The Evidence has become Unmangeable

“The volume of evidence, especially clinical guidelines, has become unmanageable."

- Greenhalgh T, Howick J, Maskrey N; Evidence Based Medicine Renaissance Group. “Evidence based medicine: a movement in crisis?” BMJ 2014;348:g3725

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

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Friday, July 25, 2014

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Saturday, July 5, 2014

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

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Saturday, May 17, 2014

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