Aug 3, 2023
A recent study involving 7,000 patients and more than 2,000 primary care providers has revealed some interesting findings about the treatment of a condition known as chronic kidney disease (CKD) Stage 3. The study focused on the use of a technology called Clover Assistant and its impact on identifying and treating the disease earlier. This has significant implications for the patient's health, as catching the disease earlier can change the course of the illness for the better.
Here's a breakdown of what was found and what it all means:
Clover Health, the company behind Clover Assistant, conducted an analysis of how their technology product helps doctors recognize and manage CKD earlier. CKD, or chronic kidney disease, is a condition where the kidneys slowly lose function over time. When it reaches Stage 3, the disease is more severe and can lead to serious health issues.
The study found that doctors who use Clover Assistant are able to diagnose CKD at an earlier stage. This is crucial because slowing down the progression of kidney deterioration can delay complications like heart attacks and strokes, and also reduce health costs. So, in simple terms, earlier detection means better treatment, less severe outcomes, and cost savings.
To ensure that the findings were accurate and not influenced by other factors, the researchers looked at data from the same group of doctors before and after they started using Clover Assistant. By doing this, they were able to show that the Clover Assistant itself made a real difference in improving disease management.
Peter Loscutoff, a Data Science Fellow at Clover, emphasized that this approach allowed the team to be confident in their findings. They proved that the models within Clover Assistant acted as triggers for better disease management.
One real-world example of how Clover Assistant is making a difference comes from Dr. Amr Kahf of The Armor Medical Group in Haledon, New Jersey. Dr. Kahf said that using Clover Assistant helped him to manage his patients' CKD earlier by ordering specific tests like parathyroid hormone (PTH) sooner. This early action allowed him to manage the condition and its complications before they got worse.
The study's findings highlight the powerful role technology can play in healthcare. Clover Assistant isn't just a cool piece of tech; it's a tool that's helping doctors diagnose and treat a serious condition more effectively. By identifying CKD at an earlier stage, it's helping to save lives and reduce the strain on healthcare resources. It's a great example of how technology can have a real and positive impact on the world.
Rich Foreman brings over 30 years of technology leadership to his role of CEO and Co-Founder of KidneySoft. As founding CTO, Rich led the team that developed the CordicoShield / CordicoFire Wellness App. Cordico was honored with the Sacramento Innovation Award in 2021. After achieving a 7 digit ARR, Cordico was acquired by Lexipol in 2020. Rich has a BS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Washington, an MPA from Troy State University and was an officer in the U.S. Navy. Rich co-authored his book, "Tap into the Mobile Economy." Rich's blog was listed in Top 20 Marketing Mobile Blogs of 2014. He has been featured on KCRA3, NEWS10, 1170 Tech AM PowerDrive, Business Radio Money 105.5, SiliconIndia, the Sacramento Business Journal, and the Sacramento Bee. Rich is also the Founding Director of the Sacramento Chapter of Startup Grind and served a term as Utility Commissioner for the City of Folsom. Rich is a regular contributor to TechWire.net and StartupSac. Rich was the Co-founder of Apptology which was named Small Business of the Year in 2014 by the Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber. He was also the Founding Chief Technology Officer at Cordico. Cordico was acquired by Lexipol in 2020. Rich also served 4 years as a Naval Officer in the Civil Engineer Corps.
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