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October 6, 2010
Healthcare Modeling Part 5:  How the Archimedes Model Works – Derivation of Equations
Speaker for this event:
  • David M. Eddy, MD, PhD, Founder, Chief Medical Officer Emeritus, Archimedes Inc.  Learn More
  • Healthcare Modeling Part 5: How the Archimedes Model Works – Derivation of Equations

    David Eddy, M.D., Ph.D., a pioneer in the theory and application of evidence-based medicine and mathematical modeling in healthcare. is co-creator of the Archimedes Model.

    In the previous webinar Dr. Eddy showed how the Archimedes Model is formulated using object-oriented programming, and how it represents physiology, diseases, tests and treatments, patient and physician behaviors, and other aspects of healthcare systems.

    In this webinar Dr. Eddy will describe and illustrate data sources and methods for deriving equations for physiological pathways and the occurrence of diseases. He will also describe methods for validating the equations. The participant will leave the presentation understanding:

    • How to use epidemiological data to derive equations for the occurrence of diseases
    • How to use the data from epidemiological studies and clinical trials to derive equations for pathways that relate physiological variables
    • How to validate equations one-by-one and in combination

    This webinar is part of a series on Healthcare Modeling

    For more information about Part 1 - On Demand Archive available
    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
    To register for Part 5 - On Demand Archive available
    October 6/10
    How the Archimedes Model Works - Derivation of Equations

    Individuals from Life Sciences, Government, Managed Care, and Policy organizations who are involved in:

    • Heath economics and outcomes research (HEOR)
    • Medical Affairs/Clinical Research
    • Healthcare modeling/quality
    • Marketing
    • Finance

    This webinar will also be useful for Healthplans, Integrated Delivery Networks, and anyone interested in understanding how mathematical modeling can change healthcare


    David M. Eddy, MD, PhD, Founder, Chief Medical Officer Emeritus, Archimedes Inc.  

    David Eddy, MD, PhD, is the Founder and Chief Medical Officer Emeritus of Archimedes Inc. He started his career as a Professor of Engineering and Medicine at Stanford, and the J. Alexander McMahon Professor of Health Policy and Management at Duke University. David received his MD from the University of Virginia and his PhD in Engineering-Economic Systems (Applied Mathematics) from Stanford.


    More than 25 years ago, David wrote seminal papers on mathematical modeling, guidelines, and evidence in medical decision making. He was the first to use and publish the term evidence-based and has pioneered the theory and applications of evidence-based guidelines.


    David is the author of five books, more than 100 first-authored articles, and a series of 30 essays for the Journal of the American Medical Association. His writings span from technical mathematical theories to broad health policy topics. David has received top national and international awards in ten fields including operations research and management sciences, health technology assessment, environmental sciences, healthcare quality, outcomes research, pharmacoeconomics research, and managed care pharmacy.


    He has been elected or appointed to more than forty national and international boards and commissions — including Consumers Union, the National Board of Mathematics, the World Health Organization Panel of Experts, The Blue Cross Blue Shield Medical Advisory Panel, and the National Committee for Quality Assurance. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine/National Academy of Sciences


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


    The Archimedes 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 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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