Preventative Health for Everyone
This week I am talking 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.
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 below to find out how this can be applied to Diabetic Retinopathy – preventing blindness that is a high risk for Diabetic patients
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