Welcome to Health Value Pipelines!
A Health Value Pipeline is a concept as much as anything else. These posts capture some general notes and observations as I flesh out the concept. I’d like to capture a number of examples of value pipelines in action at different companies across the healthcare ecosystem. I’m also very interested in what the workflows are at play and which components and activities within those are common across multiple use cases.
Navya provides a second opinion service currently targeted at breast cancer patients. Their Health Value Pipeline starts with an empathetic counselor walking a newly diagnosed patient thru the upload of her records either through photographed images or EHR integration. Trained clinicians then review the information interacting with the patient as necessary to clarify information and produce a concise summary of the diagnosis and recommended course of treatment, along with suggestions for relevant literature. That summary is presented to a panel of expert oncologists via a mobile app. A consensus opinion on the initial assessment and plan is formed and communicated back to the patient.