Soundcloud Meets Rap Genius
On this episode I talked to Shiv Rao, MD (@ShivdevRao) the co-founder and CEO of Abridge (@ABridgeHQ), which uses groundbreaking machine learning to help people understand the details of their care and follow through on their doctors’ advice. He is also a faculty member and practicing cardiologist at UPMC’s Heart and Vascular Institute.
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Shiv has a non-traditional background in medicine that included an early interest in history and architecture but was persuaded to pivot to medicine and has not looked back. With some early success building an app designed for residents (and built while Shiv was a resident) along with several start-up companies under his belt led to working at UPMC in their investment and innovation hub as an investor in a range of startups.
You can hear the origin story from his personal experiences with his wife and the healthcare system and the patient from his clinic with a history of Breast Cancer who was very stressed for what was a relatively routine consultation that informed the essential need to “Capture the Story” and democratize access to health information.
Abridge has defined the key drivers for their solution:
- Allow everyone to better understand their health
- Better understand the follow-through necessary
Listen in to hear their journey to through creation of technology, signing up over 50,000 users who are already getting useful details into their health that includes insights and actionable instructions, as he puts it:
Doesn’t matter who presses record – everyone benefits
About the Show
For years Dr. Nick van Terheyden aka Dr. Nick, has served as a voice on the impact of new technologies on healthcare, earning a reputation as a leading authority on where the future of medicine is going. Combining powers of observation and real world experience, Dr. Nick has seen many predictions come true and makes the case that innovations in healthcare can be accomplished incrementally, not just by moonshot events. Tune in to hear Dr. Nick: The Incrementalist and his guests discuss what the future of healthcare looks like, how we will get there, and what it will take to improve healthcare for all.
This article was originally published on the Dr. Nick – The Incrementalist blog and is republished here with permission.