Using Advanced Trauma Life Support Methodology in Population Health
Preventative Health for Everyone
Now on demand, I am talking to Joshua Scalar, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer for BioIQ where they are working to seamlessly connect people to preventative health testing by removing the friction from the system and allowing as many people as possible to access essential, cost-effective life saving preventative testing services.
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Josh had an interesting path to his current role – find out how a Saxophone playing band member became a passionate advocate for patient engagement and widespread and easy access to preventative services.
Hear how Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) insights offer a model and guide for the triage and delivery of preventative care that should address a problem that by some estimates has only 8% of people accessing fully validated life-saving preventative care opportunities in the United States.
Like many of my other guests, Josh made the point that one of the clear incremental steps to getting patients and consumers to access preventative services is:
Making the right choice the easiest choice
Hear how he and his team have addressed a basic problem of colonoscopy screening that is an effective and well-tested method of picking up and preventing untimely death from colon cancer but is still poorly adopted. As he points out – colon cancer killed 50,000 people in 2017 – that’s more than the opiod epidemic did but it continues to lack the focus and attention warranted.
Listen in to find out how this can be applied to Diabetic Retinopathy – preventing blindness that is a high risk for Diabetic patients.
About the Show
For years Dr. Nick van Terheyden aka Dr. Nick, has served as a voice on the impact of new technologies on healthcare, earning a reputation as a leading authority on where the future of medicine is going. Combining powers of observation and real world experience, Dr. Nick has seen many predictions come true and makes the case that innovations in healthcare can be accomplished incrementally, not just by moonshot events. Tune in to hear Dr. Nick: The Incrementalist and his guests discuss what the future of healthcare looks like, how we will get there, and what it will take to improve healthcare for all.
This article was originally published on the Dr. Nick – The Incrementalist blog and is republished here with permission.