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October 28, 2010
Demo: The Archimedes Outcomes Analyzer
Speaker for this event:
  • David M. Eddy, MD, PhD, Founder, Chief Medical Officer Emeritus, Archimedes Inc.  Learn More
  • Demo: The Archimedes Outcomes Analyzer

    In today’s healthcare system, decision makers need scientifically-based information on the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of various treatments, procedures and protocols. Ideally these types of questions would be answered with empirical studies such as clinical trials. However, this is rarely feasible due to the high cost, long duration, large sample sizes, and large number of options to be studied.

    Over the last 15 years, Archimedes has developed a trusted and carefully validated healthcare simulation model that is designed to accurately calculate clinical and cost outcomes, and answer complex healthcare questions.

    Until recently only Archimedes scientists have had direct access to the datasets produced by the Archimedes Model and the tools to analyze them. However, at the end of October this will change.

    With funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Pioneer Portfolio, which supports innovative ideas that may lead to significant breakthroughs in the future of health and healthcare, Archimedes has created a web application, the Archimedes Outcomes Analyzer (AOA), which enables anyone to analyze and share simulation datasets produced by the Archimedes Model.

    During this webinar Dr. David Eddy will demonstrate the Archimedes Outcomes Analyzer. Using an Archimedes Simulation Dataset representing the U.S. population at current levels of care as well as after 20 different prevention strategies over a twenty-year duration, Dr. Eddy will show why the Outcomes Analyzer is essential for anyone interested in understanding future health and cost issues and especially recommended for those interested in cardiovascular risk, obesity, and diabetes complications.

    Participants will leave the presentation understanding:

    • How the Archimedes Outcomes Analyzer works
    • How the Archimedes Outcomes Analyzer can be used in custom projects
    • How the Cardiometabolic Risk Simulation Dataset can be used to examine the effects of of different prevention interventions on cardiovascular risk and diabetes complications

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    • Health economics and outcomes researchers (HEOR) in Life-sciences, Government, Managed Care, and Policy Organizations
    • Medical Affairs/Clinical Researcher in Life -sciences, Government, Managed Care, and Policy Organizations
    • Marketing and brand managers in Life-Sciences

    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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