Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) May 07, 2014
Doctor Evidence has entered into an important partnership that will improve the quality of clinical recommendations upon which health care providers and patients rely. Doctor Evidence, LLC, and MAGIC, a Norwegian non-profit leader in providing technology solutions for Evidence-based Medicine (EBM), have aligned their respective capabilities to provide an end-to-end solution for developers of evidence-based Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs), Systematic Reviews (SRs), and Health Technology Assessments (HTAs).
Doctor Evidence, LLC, founded in 2004, is a leader in technology solutions for Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) with a mission to provide stakeholders across the healthcare ecosystem with the most timely and relevant medical evidence and related analytics to make and inform the best clinical decisions. Historically, Doctor Evidence has been best known for the proprietary Digital Outcome Conversion (DOC™) methodology of extracting clinical data from static sources, including published studies and epidemiological databases and creating dynamic, scientifically-curated data hubs. The digitized data can be pooled and analyzed to support the development of CPG recommendations, SRs, and HTAs. The company’s goal is to support efforts to help healthcare providers and patients gain access to important evidence-based knowledge, and to improve the health and well-being of patients worldwide.
MAGIC was established as a research and innovation program in 2010 to improve the creation, sharing, and use of trustworthy CPGs. As part of this initiative MAGIC formed a non-profit and launched MAGICapp, a web based collaborative tool that improves the efficiency of authoring, adapting, and dynamically updating evidence summaries and CPGs. Guideline content is published in optimal layered formats, on mobile devices, in decision aids and ready to interact with EMR systems, for use between clinicians and their patients at the point of care. MAGIC's core mission is to expand the use of trustworthy guidelines throughout the medical field, increase shared decision-making, and greatly improve the flow of data at every stage of the medical knowledge ecosystem.
The interoperability of the two platforms provides users with an comprehensive solution for creating, publishing and dynamically updating guidelines and evidence reviews that meet the standards of the Institute of Medicine and the Guidelines International Network for trustworthy and reliable recommendations.
“Today’s guideline developers are aiming to increase the rigor of their processes to meet the new standards, while feeling burdened by the increasing number of recommendations that must be kept current. Resources are limited and demands are great,” said Robert Battista, MBA, the CEO and co-founder of Doctor Evidence. “We are honored to be working with the world-class MAGIC team and supporting exemplary collaborations in the evidence-based medicine community. Through our collaborations and the efficiencies of these two technologies, developers can maintain the currency of the body of evidence and advance the adoption of the living guideline model as an innovative worldwide standard for the betterment of patients' well-being.”
Per Olav Vandvik, MD, PhD, Executive Director of MAGIC, added, “Providers and patients will also benefit from the collaboration between our organizations. Users will be able to drill down into the evidence that supports clinical recommendations, ultimately facilitating shared decision making between caregiver and patient. Patients are informed about benefits and potential harms of interventions, and guided by a decision aid to establish their treatment preferences.”
These innovations are changing the way clinical evidence is reviewed, updated, and guidelines are created. Major organizations, including Kaiser Permanente, are already implementing the integrated use of these two technology solutions in their guideline development processes.
About Doctor Evidence, LLC
Doctor Evidence is a specialty software platform and services company aimed to assist stakeholders across the healthcare ecosystem to make and inform clinical decisions with the most relevant medical evidence. The Doctor Evidence methodology uses a Digital Outcome Conversion (DOC™) approach of taking data from static sources and to transform it into reusable, dynamic databases. The Doctor Evidence software platform empowers both public and private sector clients via programs like its GROWTH Collaborative.
MAGIC is a non-profit organization backed by a research and innovation program with an international team of clinicians and researchers with expertise in clinical epidemiology, EBM and CPG development. Their goal is to improve the authoring, adaptation, presentation, dynamic updating, and dissemination of evidence summaries and CPGs using the GRADE methodology. MAGIC aims to facilitate shared decision making between patients and providers. This is accomplished by developing decision aids and integrating guidelines directly in EHRs and decision support systems, all with structured data.