Updated on 17 September 2013
Leading clinicians are also using Tiatros to provide innovative telemedicine and remote healthcare services. The University of California Health System has entered into formal legal agreements with Tiatros that allow the solution to be used with millions of patients across California. The company is excited to see that so many excellent institutions around the state and around the country are advancing telemedicine, global telehealth and clinical research with Tiatros as a partner. This includes researchers at UC Davis Medical Center, who are studying amazing new ways of leveraging Tiatros to manage the care of cancer patients remotely. Geriatric specialists at UCLA Medical Center are leveraging Tiatros to enable better ways of training and supervising the home healthcare workers who take care of the millions of elderly Americans in their own homes. Neurosurgeons in Phoenix plan on leveraging Tiatros to help people with Parkinson's disease, depression, epilepsy, and other debilitating disorders, using a Tiatros-enhanced medical device.
Many doctors say that Tiatros is the ‘Facebook for Medicine. ‘ However, the CEO says that, though that's a good high-level explanation, Tiatros is much more than that. Tiatros makes it easy for a doctor to send a query directly to a patient's phone, like, ‘did you take your yellow pill? How many hours did you sleep last night? How is your mood today?' The patient can respond directly from his or her phone, and the responses are displayed within Tiatros. This is a very useful, real-time clinical information tool that doctors want to use-much more than a simple social network.
In the future, Tiatros want to partner with more thought leaders to advance guided care strategies for patients-using Tiatros' social network-styled capabilities and health data management abilities to help chronically ill patients heal over many years. Guided care is a relatively new model of proactive, comprehensive healthcare designed for people with multiple chronic conditions by experts at Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. It is designed to increase patients' quality of care and quality of life, while improving the efficiency of their use of healthcare resources, thus reducing their overall healthcare costs.
Another powerful business model that Tiatros intends to explore is using its platform to enable more effective communications across different parts of the healthcare sector, such as allowing public health organizations, pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers, and medical trade associations to inform, educate and influence targeted audiences. One way of thinking of Tiatros is as a high-touch, low-cost direct channel to doctors and other healthcare providers - or to a specific group of healthcare consumers. Tiatros is a secure, infinitely scalable, worldwide pipeline for product companies to manage how specific doctors prescribe their drugs or medical devices, and how patients use them. Everything can be tailored specifically for the target audience by language, location, disease, age, affinity group, etc.
Overall, the most important attribute of Tiatros is the company's passion and willingness to work with the finest minds in medicine. The platform has the unique capability of connecting doctors and patients within a private, secure workplace where healthcare providers can work together as efficient care teams, whose treatment decisions are coordinated and fully informed. It is Tiatros' goal to keep working with and facilitating these kinds of interactions, improving patient care and perhaps one day even helping the U.S. to reduce its overall cost of healthcare. For instance, in the U.S., 19 percent of healthcare tests are repeated only because a doctor cannot access the results of a prior test - a problem that Tiatros is well on the way to solving.