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November 19, 2008
Healthcare Modeling Part 1:  What If Patients Listened to Their Doctors?

Speaker for this event:
  • Peter Alperin, M.D., Medical Director, Archimedes  Learn More
  • Healthcare Modeling Part 1:  What If Patients Listened to Their Doctors?

    In this webinar Peter Alperin, M.D., Medical Director at Archimedes, Inc., will explain the Archimedes Model and its importance for Healthcare Modeling.


    The Model is a rigorously validated, mathematical model of human physiology, diseases, interventions, and healthcare systems.


    Dr. Alperin will highlight a recent study done in collaboration with the AHA, the ADA, and ACS that shows the influence of compliance on the outcome of clinical prevention activities. What would happen if patients followed ‘doctors orders’ and did what their doctors asked them to do?  The Archimedes model was used to analyze this and other questions relating to the effects of 11 widely recognized clinical preventive services on reducing cardiovascular disease.

    The participant will leave the presentation:

    • Understanding, in general terms, how the Archimedes Model works and how it can help the participant  understand the likely outcomes of various interventions
    • Understanding how compliance to accepted guidelines would influence health outcomes in the US population
    • Understand the cost  and market implications of compliance with national guidelines

    This webinar is part of a series on Healthcare Modeling


    Part 1 - Click below to access the On Demand Archive (registration required)
    November 19/08
    What If Patients Listened to Their Doctors?
    For more information about Part 2 - On Demand Archive available
    January 21/09
    Simulation Modeling in Clinical Trial Design
    For more information about Part 3 - On Demand Archive available
    September 22/09
    Cost Effectiveness Analysis of Personalized Medicine
    For more information about Part 4 - On Demand Archive available
    February 11/10
    How the Archimedes Model Works and is Validated
    For more information about Part 5 - On Demand Archive available
    October 6/10
    How the Archimedes Model Works - Derivation of Equations
    • Chief Executives
    • VPs, Directors of Marketing, Project Management, Strategic Planning
    • VPs of Finance
    • Medical Directors
    • Directors of Health Outcomes
    • Portfolio Managers
    • Product and Product Lifecycle Managers
    • Analysts

    for Pharmaceutical Companies and Medical Device Manufacturers


    Peter Alperin, M.D., Medical Director, Archimedes  

    Peter Alperin, MD is Medical Director at Archimedes.  His primary responsibilities include managing client engagements as well as ensuring that the Model grows to include the most relevant topics challenging healthcare.  He also is intimately involved in Archimedes product development.  In his role he ensures that the model is focused on the key aspects of a client’s questions and serves as a direct link between the client and the Archimedes scientific staff. Peter has over 14 years of healthcare experience including work in software development and informatics.  He still sees patients and is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCSF.  Peter has a BA in Biochemistry from UC Berkeley, where he graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He received his MD degree from Southwestern Medical School where he was an AOA graduate.




    Archimedes is a Healthcare Modeling company that has built a large scale simulation model of physiology, disease, interventions, and healthcare systems.


    The Model is written at a high level of detail using object-oriented programming and run on a distributed computing network. The core of the Model is a set of ordinary and differential equations that represent the physiological pathways pertinent to diseases and their complications. The Model includes aspects of diseases and healthcare systems needed to analyze downstream clinical events, utilization, and costs including: signs and symptoms; patient behaviors in seeking care; patient encounters with the health care system (e.g. emergency room visits, office visits, and admissions); protocols and guidelines; tests and treatments; provider behaviors and performance; patient adherence to treatment recommendations; and clinical events that affect logistics, utilization, and financial costs. The Model is flexible, validated against more than 50 clinical trials, and helps decision makers understand the likely outcomes of interventions.


    To learn more about the Archimedes Model visit www.archimedesmodel.com/modeling


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