Policy & Guideline Analysis
The current situation
Governments set healthcare policies that affect millions of people and involve billions in spending. Their objective is to improve the quality of care and make better use of healthcare resources.
Policymakers need a way to anticipate the benefits, costs, and consequences of different options before new or updated policies are issued. However, it is not always feasible to obtain this information using clinical trials or other empirical methods. That’s where the Archimedes Model can help.
The Archimedes advantage
The Archimedes Model is a large-scale, well-validated analytics and visualization simulation tool. It enables policymakers to test assumptions, compare scenarios, and quantify the outcomes of multiple options before implementation. The Model has two key advantages:
Archimedes spans multiple conditions in a single, integrated model with a consistent methodology. This enables comparisons across disease states and interventions—critical for prioritizing healthcare resource allocation.
- Archimedes is clinically realistic and incorporates the same level of detail used to develop clinical guidelines, performance measures, care management programs, and incentive programs.
How you can use the Archimedes Model
ARCHeS. ARCHeS is a web-based tool that gives users the power to set up, run, and evaluate policy implementation simulations using various assumptions and scenarios—far faster and at lower cost than would otherwise be possible.
With ARCHeS, researchers can examine treatments and outcomes related to the following conditions: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease, diabetes and its complications, dyslipidemia, hypertension, metabolic syndrome, obesity, smoking, and stroke.
Modeling & Consulting Services. Archimedes provides comprehensive support to help run custom simulations and build new disease models. Our team of scientists and physicians will work with you to quantify the effects of new or updated policies or guidelines, and to analyze and interpret the data.