Population Health Management
The current situation
Healthcare incentive structures and payment systems are changing, and financial resources have never been tighter. In this environment, government officials responsible for population health management need superior tools to help them understand, quantify, and manage patient risk.
To improve point of care health management, you need reliable, quantitative information regarding the impact of different interventions and treatment targets on their population’s morbidity/mortality, utilization, and costs. Due to complexity and expense, it is typically not feasible to obtain this information through clinical trials or other empirical methods.
The Archimedes advantage
The Archimedes Model is a large-scale, validated simulation model of human physiology, diseases, behaviors, interventions, and healthcare systems. It is ideally suited to analyze and forecast the potential impact of population-level interventions because all relevant biomarkers, co-morbidities, drug interactions and effects, clinical processes, and treatment targets are incorporated into a single, integrated model that uses a consistent methodology.
How you can use the Archimedes Model
Archimedes IndiGO. IndiGO is a clinical decision support tool used at the point of care to help patients and physicians understand patients’ potential risk for adverse health outcomes such as myocardial infarction, stroke, diabetes, and cancer.
After uploading patient information from electronic health records and other inputs, IndiGO indicates in priority order the specific steps that can be taken to reduce patient risk. Further, IndiGO shows graphically the proportion by which risk will be reduced if suggested steps are undertaken. This encourages patients’ proactive participation in their healthcare and improved treatment adherence.
Government led organizations like the Veterans Administration and the Department of Defense can use IndiGO as a health management tool to understand their populations’ overall health profile, to stratify population members by risk, and to construct interventions that improve outcomes and reduce costs. More about IndiGO