Our First Newsletter!
Why a newsletter?
We’ve been working hard to build this baby and have met physician thought leaders, biotech executives, investors, and healthcare fanatics, who’ve asked us to keep them updated on our progress. So, if you’re receiving this you probably fit into one of those categories… Congratulations!
Flagler Health is on track to hit our 18-month milestones more than 1 year ahead of schedule! Beta is done, Rush Medical is on board, and we have a team of Penn data scientists helping us out!
Also, a quick snippet on how biotech companies currently find patients, and how we’re changing that.
Our CTO is a Data Whisperer
Flagler Health Matches Patients with Treatments
1. By the time most doctors graduate from medical school, 20% of what they learned is out of date. Flagler Health addresses this problem by using machine learning to help physicians match their patients with the best qualifying treatments.
2. Focusing on MSK, our system matches patients with the procedure that best addresses their underlying problem without interrupting the physician’s clinic flow
3. Our system simplifies patient throughput by being invisible and unobtrusive…you won’t even know we’re there
Biotech Annoys…Flagler Nudges
1.Biotech spends tens of millions of dollars every year innovating and testing new devices and then millions more sending very friendly and aggressive representatives to meet with physicians and train them on how to identify candidates for their devices.
2. Don’t get me started on research! To find patients for clinical trials, biotech companies use Facebook ads, mail-in flyers, and community lectures to find candidates for research studies. Using Facebook Ads to find patients for clinical trials is like using the post office to respond to a text.
3. When asked “why do you rob banks?” Notorious bank robber Willie Sutton answered, “because that’s where the money is.” In medicine, the clinics are the banks and patient data is the money. Our approach matches patients with indicated treatments using the data the physician has already collected. Instead of annoying physicians with pamphlets, bad lunches, and a barrage of text messages and brochures; we flag the patient for the physician to review without disrupting their workflow.