How IndiGO Works
The inputs for IndiGO include person-specific health information such as laboratory results, diagnoses, medications, office measurements (e.g. blood pressure), and risk factors such as smoking and family history extracted from electronic sources (e.g. electronic health records (EHR), data warehouses, or disease registries). This information can be downloaded to Archimedes and processed for all patients daily (batch mode) or individually at the point of care (real time). Personal identifiers are removed from the data and replaced by an encrypted ID number before it is sent to Archimedes to protect confidential health information.
Once it has received the data, IndiGO uses its advanced algorithms, based on the Archimedes Model, to create individualized guidelines. The individualized guidelines include person-specific risk of adverse events (such as heart attack, stroke, diabetes onset and its complications) and the predicted health impact of interventions, such as medications and lifestyle changes that are most effective at reducing that individual’s risk.
IndiGO results are typically displayed in a client’s EHR or disease registry, within an easily understood graphical interface provided by Archimedes. It can be used at the point of patient care to improve the provider patient collaboration. This personalization and quantification of risks and benefits have been found to dramatically improve provider performance and patient adherence, leading to lower risks, lower costs, and better patient outcomes.