Update: Our poster presentation won 1st place at the 2016 AACE meeting. Here’s a PDF of our PATH presentation that describes the software we built and its preliminary results.
I’m co-presenting a poster at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) conference this week, with the fabulous Dr. Bradley Eilerman, MD MHI. It’s at the Rosen Shingle Creek – stop by and say hi if you’re there. We’re poster 332 during Friday’s session. You’ll know it’s us when you hear the Epcot background music.
Our poster is titled “Clinical Decision Support Software Versus Primary Care Treatment Recommendations for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes.” It’s software to help physicians sort through the complexity of finding the right set of diabetes medicines out of millions of possible combinations and hundreds of insurance plans.
What does this have to do with Disney? It turns out that the same technology we use for our Least Expensive Ticket Calculator can be used to find good therapies for treating diabetes. We’ve already got some interesting results, and we’re looking forward to a real-world trial this fall.
I’m most excited about showing off Brad’s approach to diabetes treatment. It’s a new way of thinking about the trade-offs between cost, efficacy, side effects, and more. What Brad’s created is a framework that makes it easy to implement this on a computer. He’s a smart guy, and I really think this has a lot of potential to help a lot of people.