The future of evidence-based medicine

Atropos Health rapidly transforms health data into usable real-world evidence
Our first solution is a digital consultation, called the Prognostogram, that helps physicians answer previously unanswerable clinical questions in less than 24 hours. We are able to do this with our unique clinician staffing model and proprietary technology that our team developed for more than 5 years at Stanford University.

Why We Exist:  Solving the "Evidence Gap"

It is commonly accepted that the highest quality clinical evidence is derived from multiple concurring randomized control trials (RCTs). The problem is that most RCTs exclude some of the most important populations worth studying. We call this the "Evidence Gap" and we are here to close it.

Many Clinical Trials Exclude Patients Driving Most Health-Related Spending

Other patient populations commonly underrepresented in clinical trials:

  • Racial minorities

  • Low income or housing insecure

  • Pregnant or breastfeeding women

  • Children

  • Transplant recipients

  • Frail elderly

  • Rural populations

  • Rare Disease

Sources: AHRQ Multiple Chronic Conditions Chartbook: 2010 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Data, Buffel Vaure et al. BMJ Open. 2016;6(9):e012265.

How We Do It:  Research-Grade Observational Evidence

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However, RCTs are not the only form of evidence that can be used to inform clinical care. Another source of evidence that is commonly used to treat patients, especially those with multiple complicating or rarer indications, is observational research.
 
Observational research is a broad category of clinical studies that are conducted using "real world" patients (vs. those in the tightly controlled environment of clinical trials) to understand the effects of certain treatment pathways. Although these studies are not replacements for well-constructed RCTs, every year, thousands of observational studies are published in peer-reviewed journals which are subsequently used in clinical practice. 
 
But while these studies are valuable, they generally take 9-12 months to go from idea to publication. For patients in need of new evidence to support their care, that is simply too long.
Our technology dramatically accelerates that process so we can generate new publication-grade evidence in less than a single day.

For more on how it works

Explore how we help organizations rapidly generate real-world evidence
Take a look at the peer-reviewed publications on our methods and evidence 
Understand how our technology enables 50X+ faster patient data queries 

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