Treatment Scores fix Problems

Treatment Scores are a great idea in healthcare, digital health, and mobile health. Treatment Scores solve healthcare's biggest problems: patient involvement, patient engagement, and shared decision-making. Treatment Scores save time, money, improve quality, and have the potential to solve health illiteracy. Treatment Scores make evidence-based medicine understandable.

None of the buzzwords currently going around can actually happen without Treatment Scores: informed consent, shared decision-making, personalized medicine, treatment transparency, patient empowerment, patient engagement, quality-based care, value-based care, and precision medicine. Cost benefit analyses cannot be done without Treatment Scores.

Think of it in obvious terms. Every year you calculate your net income:

Net income = Gross Income - expenses.

Yet, in the whole history of medicine, we have never routinely calculated the "net treatment benefit for the patient," which we call the Treatment Score.

Treatment Score = gross treatment benefit + side benefits - side effects.

It's a lot of math; often 10,000 variables. Treatment Scores may be a technology a few minutes ahead of its time, because few people understand medical statistics. However, software is solving that problem, because it puts a graphical user interface over the math.

Treatment Scores are likely to help you personally someday. Treatment Sores have the potential to save lives and keep people healthy.