SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Doctor Evidence, a leading evidence-based medicine company, announced today it will provide a grant to the University of Southern California (USC) Center for Body Computing (CBC) for the nation's first Digital Health Fellowship in the U.S. The 1-year Fellowship is a first of its kind digital health research and clinical training program developed at the CBC. Dr. Andrew Keibel, who is a recent graduate of the Keck Medicine of USC's Internal Medicine Residency Program, was chosen as the first Fellow. He will work on the CBC's innovative solutions for improving doctor/patient shared decision-making and collaboration through connected care health applications using data provided by Doctor Evidence (DRE).
"For the last 12 years, we've led the country's top university-based research and strategic development partnerships for digital health, wearable tech and medical apps, so creating a Fellowship specifically for digital health was a natural next step," said Leslie Saxon, MD, founder and executive director of the USC CBC and the Fellowship supervisor. "We're grateful to the generous support provided by Doctor Evidence to make this happen."
Founded in 2007, the USC CBC is one of the country's first digital health innovation centers inside a university-based medical enterprise. It operates as a visionary think tank to use cutting-edge solutions in digital technology, engineering and evidence-based medicine to transform healthcare solutions for patient/doctor decision-making. As one of eight foundational partners in the USC CBC's Virtual Care Clinic, Doctor Evidence plans to launch the first ever evidence-based medicine patient application later this year, providing a solution for world-class, on-demand medical care accessible to patients globally. The model, working in partnership with CBC, will use virtual reality technology, artificial intelligence, and society guidelines matched with individual patient profiles to provide the most reliable and up-to-date healthcare to patients through any smart device.
DRE provides access to comprehensive data delivered from peer-reviewed content, clinical trials, conference proceedings abstracts, epidemiology data, and drug labelling data which is pooled and analyzed through its dynamic, scientifically-curated data platform (DOC Data) to inform evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for patients worldwide, including for the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association.
"We are committed to ensuring that the most current, relevant, trustworthy data is readily available to doctors and patients when they are considering a healthcare decision," affirmed Robert Battista, MBA, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Doctor Evidence. "Doctor Evidence will bring the highest quality evidence to the CBC's solutions and will collaborate with Dr. Leslie Saxon, a USC cardiologist and professor of clinical medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, and Dr. Andrew Keibel to inform their efforts. In a clinical setting, any patient gets presented the standard of care guidance from the leading relevant society, and we will supplement that with personalized evidence matched to the specific patient profile."
About Doctor Evidence
Doctor Evidence, LLC, founded in 2004, is a leader in technological solutions for evidence-based medicine reviews and analysis with a mission to provide stakeholders across the healthcare ecosystem with timely and relevant medical evidence and related analytics to make and inform the best clinical decisions. Doctor Evidence is best known for its proprietary Digital Outcome Conversion (DOC) platform and its rigorous methodology of extracting clinical data from static, unstructured sources, including published studies, epidemiological databases, drug label and creating dynamic, scientifically-curated data hubs. The digitized data can be pooled and analyzed to support the development of evidence-based clinical practice guideline recommendations, systematic reviews, and health technology assessments, regulatory and policy submissions. The company's goal is to support efforts of healthcare providers, healthcare professionals and patients to gain access to important evidence-based knowledge and to improve the health and well-being of patients worldwide. Doctor Evidence is a global company headquartered in Santa Monica, California. For more information on Doctor Evidence innovations, please visit http://www.drevidence.com and http://growthevidence.com/.
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