What healthcare problem(s) does Agathos solve?
Agathos CEO Andrew Trees shares how we tackle two main problems plaguing healthcare today: Reducing length of stay and reducing unwarranted clinical variation.
Other common questions
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- What — if anything — can we do about clinical variation?
- Isn't this just another administrative cost savings tool?
- How do you incorporate physician feedback into the product?
As I talk to medical executives in this current environment, there's two things that are on everybody's mind as far as goals. The first is to reduce length of stay. It's the key metric that is on everybody's mind and has frankly gone the wrong direction the most through COVID. Second is reducing unwarranted clinical variation. These are daunting goals, in part because physicians are inevitably going to be just a part of the solution. There's a lot of other factors that an executive team as a whole needs to focus on to improve length of stay and reduce care variation. However, physicians are a key part and the solution is engaging physicians with data that they trust, that is actionable, and that is on their side. So often, for no ill intent, data assets are foisted down upon physicians, as opposed to inviting physicians into the conversation as the primary audience. And at Agathos we have developed a way to engage physicians directly with data about their practice variation that truly wins trust, truly engages physicians, not just individually, but as part of their collective. And that ultimately produces practice improvement, subtle improvements, things that might not appear on the scoreboard, but add up when a team produces excellent plays, time and time again. Across our partners, we have seen consistent engagement with Agathos to the tune of over 80% monthly active usership with non-administrative users. This is unprecedented buy-in for physicians towards the clinical variation tool. Moreover, we have seen significant improvements in practice over half of our insight pairs, as we call them. Times in which physicians are given data about their practice that may have an opportunity for improvement. Now, we get a lot of questions when we tell people that we are a feedback tool, for physicians, away from a point of care, that does not have any direct incentives attached to it, but it works because the data is credible, it's accessible, and most importantly, it's for physicians first.