Matt Gitelis, CEO of PatientIQ was invited by Hughston Clinic to present at its March Grand Rounds. The presentation, entitled “How to Practice Data-Driven Medicine,” detailed the value of patient-reported outcome collection and analytics.
The presentation was introduced by Brent A. Ponce, MD, FAOA, Chairman of Research and leader of the Hughston Orthopaedic Research Fellowship for Medical Students at Hughston Clinic.
In his introduction, Dr. Ponce set the stage for the importance of patient-reported outcomes, labeling them “the future of orthopedics” and “the future of healthcare in America.” He spoke passionately about the need for Hughston Clinic to incorporate patient-reported outcomes into its clinical practice without disrupting clinician workflow, and the value of PatientIQ in being able to make that a reality.
Empowering Data-Driven Medicine
In his presentation, Matt Gitelis set the stage for why he has invested his career into developing software that enables the practice of data-driven medicine:
“As a pre-med student, I founded PatientIQ,” said Matt Gitelis. “And its creation was born out of the frustrations that I was experiencing and you all as clinicians experience daily. I was collecting data by hand, doing chart reviews with the intention of publishing papers… and it was an exceptionally difficult process to chart review more than 10,000 patients. I wanted and needed to solve this problem for clinicians who were similarly having to manually scrape data in tandem with delivering clinical care.”
In founding PatientIQ, Gitelis sought to empower healthcare providers and clinical teams to practice data-driven medicine, meaning thatthey could use technology to systemically measure outcomes on every single patient they treat, with zero disruption to their workflows.
“From the beginning I stated our patient-reported outcome collection has to be 100% automated and cannot disrupt providers in clinic –even one more step in a doctor’s busy clinic will make the tool unsuccessful.”
Additionally, outside of the platform’s ability to collect patient-reported outcomes, Gitelis was focused on what clinicians could actually do with that information.
“We have to be an analytics company first,” Gitelis said, noting that data is only as powerful as a clinician’s ability to act on it, whether at the point of care, in research, or in collaboration with industry peers.
Setting the Stage – A Strategic Partnership
In addition to sharing the creation and mission of PatientIQ, Gitelis discussed the functionality behind the platform and how Hughston Clinic providers could now have access, not only to comprehensive data and a network of industry clinicians, but to a team that was focused on their success.
With more than 200 hospital and specialty clinic partnerships, PatientIQ is focused on providing value and ensuring its tool continues to help providers push the boundaries of medicine and prepare for what is to come.
According to Gitelis, “Patient-reported outcomes will be the tool providers and payers define quality of care in a value-based world.”
With functionality provided by PatientIQ, Hughston Clinic and other PatientIQ partners are positioned for success today and in the future.