Building the Archimedes Health Care Simulator (ARCHeS)
Archimedes is a full-scale mathematical model of human physiology, diseases, behaviors, interventions and healthcare systems that has the potential to transform how and how fast health and health care decisions are made. Archimedes' modeling can simulate complex medical conditions and personal traits and evaluate the impact of treatment combinations, providing quantitative information to improve policy and health care decision-making. For example, Medicaid administrators can focus on specific populations — such as children and the elderly — who are typically not included in clinical trials. With Archimedes, they can determine the most effective and cost-appropriate interventions to reduce the rates of heart disease and diabetes in the Medicaid population. The Pioneer Portfolio is funding David Eddy, chief medical officer and Archimedes co-founder, and the Archimedes team to develop an online delivery system called ARCHeS that will make Archimedes accessible to a wider range of health and policy decision-makers. After watching Eddy give a demonstration of the ARCHeS prototype system in late 2009, Nancy Barrand, Pioneer team member and special adviser for program development at RWJF, said, "I feel like I have had a glimpse of the future, and we really could have the best health care system in the world."
Amount Awarded $15,600,000.00
Awarded on: 6/13/2007
Time frame: 6/1/2007 - 5/31/2012
Grant Number: 57707