Paul DePodesta is the data-centric baseball executive made famous by Michael Lewis's book, Moneyball. DePodesta has proven the strength of data in the world of baseball to be a key driver of both short term and long term decisions. Healthcare has always recognized the value of data with scientific studies leading to best practice. However, the volume of data interpretation and the ability to connect previously clouded data points is evolving rapidly with technology.
Physicians have willingly accepted the power of data to drive recent pharmaceutical developments and diagnostic tools. Why not use the Moneyball approach to not only shift the clinical practice of medicine, but also the behavioral approach to medicine? Industry knowledge of medical risk, along with immense data points collected throughout a physician's day can be combined to paint a picture of physician habits. A slight shift in these habits can create a measurable change in the downstream clinical, administrative and personal risks that exists in a physician's practice. Paul DePodesta would appreciate the "small ball" approach to behavioral change that will lead to a winning season.
Adaptrack combines risk industry knowledge and relevant data to provide physicians brief nudges that act to surface blindspots in their day. These blindspots exist because of the overwhelming amount of actions that a physician must perform in a limited amount of time at a continuously high level. By working with AI and a physician driven approach, Adaptrack reacts during the most convenient times of the day, while simultaneously producing Continuing Medical Education credits in the background. By experiencing a continuous loop of data driving change--> creating time -->producing CME credits, both physicians and their patients can benefit from the Moneyball approach to healthcare.
Blog Post inspired by the article: Bringing 'Moneyball' to medicine: Paul DePodesta on his time with the Oakland A's and the future of analytics, by Jessica Kim Cohen and Molly Gamble