Renowned Radiologist Dr. Ben Wandtke Joins Within Health’s Clinical Advisory Board

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Within Health Bolsters Clinical Advisory Board Adding a Leading Radiology and Quality Specialist

Within Health announced that renowned radiologist and healthcare quality expert, Dr. Ben Wandtke has joined the company’s clinical advisory board. In his role as Senior Clinical Advisor, Dr. Wandtke will advise the team on strategic direction, growth, product development, and ensuring alignment with national standards, and initiatives focused on improving follow-up adherence in radiology.

“We’re incredibly excited and honored to have Dr. Wandtke join our advisory team,” says Adam Kirell, cofounder and CEO of Within Health. “Dr. Wandtke is the premier expert in radiology follow-up and quality. He is the ideal person to help Within Health achieve its mission of helping patients and healthcare providers avoid the severe consequences of diagnostic delays and errors.”

Dr. Wandtke serves as the Imaging Department’s Vice Chair of Quality and Safety at the University of Rochester Medical Center. In 2015, he developed and successfully implemented one of the first radiology recommendation tracking programs in the United States. Since then, Dr. Wandtke has led numerous grant supported research efforts studying the identification and management of incidental and actionable radiology findings. He has worked closely with leading vendors on the development of recommendation tracking systems, including natural language processing tools and database design.

Dr. Wandtke is active in radiology leadership at the American College of Radiology, serving on the IT commission, data science institute artificial intelligence committee, technical expert panel for the development of closing the results loop quality measures, and the general radiology improvement database committee. He regularly lectures on reducing delayed diagnoses at national meetings, leading patient safety organizations, and to risk management groups.

“Within Health has a deep understanding of how to identify actionable information from radiology reports and a robust platform to deliver value through intelligent patient engagement,” says Dr. Wandtke. “I look forward to helping Within Health develop a market leading solution that will facilitate rapid and widespread adoption of tracking systems.”

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About Within Health

Every single adult in the United States can expect to be harmed because of missed, delayed, or inaccurate diagnoses at some point in their lifetime. Within Health is transforming how clinical diagnoses and recommendations are tracked and delivered to patients and their providers, starting in radiology where over 50% of follow-up recommendations are missed. The company built a system to track findings and recommendations made in radiology reports using proprietary AI and Natural Language algorithms, and automates the outreach to patients, and doctors reminding them to act on these findings. This process ensures that patients and referrers are made aware that a follow-up is needed, and that the recommendation feedback loop is closed. Early action on clinical diagnoses and recommendations prevent patient harm and give them the best chance for healthy outcomes. Within Health is headquartered in New York City, and is venture backed by Antler Global and strategic healthcare investors.

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