Scaling End-to-End Automated Testing

Farhan Ahmad, MBA      CTO & Chief of Staff Our customers find increasing value as we continue to add more clinical decision support and shared decision-making tools to the HealthDecision platform.  In addition to the core guidelines that our tools support, we also offer services to customize and add institution-specific guidelines and [...]

2018-06-11T15:41:26-05:00June 11th, 2018|

It’s Not About the Numbers

As a cardiology fellow, I remember reading a 1995 study1 testing the ability of primary care clinicians to predict cardiovascular risk. The conclusion was that clinicians did a poor job estimating absolute risk, although they made better estimates of the relative risk between patients. Now in 2018, a new study2 tested clinician’s ability to estimate [...]

2018-02-23T14:48:50-06:00February 23rd, 2018|

Sometimes, What is Missing is the Most Helpful

Jon Keevil, MDCEO and Founder, HealthDecision Clinical decision support (CDS) takes on many forms. These range from the simple (showing a pick list of medication doses to avoid the error of prescribing simvastatin 25 mg) to the sublime (artificial intelligence systems that can read x-rays and pathology slides) and everything in between. Sometimes, [...]

2017-12-20T10:49:54-06:00December 20th, 2017|

Two Ways to Save a Life

Jon Keevil, MDCEO and Founder, HealthDecision In 2011, the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) gave hope that a screening test could make a major impact on a cancer whose mortality is typically high. In 2014, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended that when patients met appropriate clinical criteria, it was reasonable to [...]

2017-11-21T13:53:33-06:00November 20th, 2017|

Shared Decision Making and Agreeing to Disagree

Early in my career as a preventive cardiologist, I learned the ACC/AHA Adult Treatment Panel III guideline inside and out. This guideline was more complex than most, combining LDL cholesterol levels with risk calculations in a matrix that determined treatment thresholds. I published an article in Circulation mapping the U.S. population to this matrix. [...]

2017-06-08T09:04:42-05:00May 5th, 2017|