Dr. Agus will head an impressive board of professionals to guide MDPortals’ continuing success in revolutionizing clinical care
MDPortals Inc., a leading health-tech company revolutionizing care delivery by synthesizing multisourced patient data and delivering actionable insights, is proud to announce the appointment of renowned physician, professor, and pioneering biomedical researcher, David B. Agus, MD, as head of its Medical Advisory Board.
'We are excited to announce that Dr. David Agus has accepted the Chairperson position on MDPortals’ Medical Advisory Board. Dr. Agus is a visionary giant in medical science who has transformed how data is used to improve care,” said MDPortals Founder and CEO Omar Salah. “He brings to the table unique innovations and perspectives that further our mission to improve care and reduce the administrative burden of searching through hundreds of past health histories to identify and address patients’ chronic health issues.'
Dr. Agus specializes in treating advanced cancers and serves as a professor of medicine and engineering at the University of Southern California (USC) Keck School of Medicine and Viterbi School of Engineering. He’s the CEO of the Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine of USC.
“MDPortals is making healthcare easier and more efficient by distilling endless amounts of clinical data from disparate sources and arriving at a comprehensive health history for each patient,” said Dr. Agus. “That information is further enhanced by insights that help clinical teams improve care with calibrated risk-adjustment data.”
As head of MDPortals’ Medical Advisory Board, Dr. Agus leads a group of esteemed physicians, including:
- Jack Lewin, MD, Principal and Founder, Lewin and Associates, LLC; Board Chair, National Coalition on Healthcare; Former CEO of American College of Cardiology; Former CEO of California Medical Association; Named as one of Modern Healthcare’s 100 Most InfluentialPeople in Healthcare, 2011
- Kevin Dorrance, MD, FACP, Associate Professor of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD; Chief Medical Officer, Docsnap; Chief Medical Officer, TransformCare, Inc.; Former Chief Medical Officer, U.S. Navy
- Theresa Soriano, MD, MPH, Associate Chief Clinical Officer, Prospero Health; President and Board Chair, American Academy of Home Care Medicine; Professor of Medicine, Geriatrics; Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
- Marc Arenas, MD, Geriatrician, Medical Director, naviHealth I-SNP; CEO, NABR, LLC
- Mark Rosing, MD, MPH, FACOG, Chair of Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Director and System Manager of Obstetrics and Gynecology Information Technology, SBH Health System, Bronx, NY; President, St. Barnabas OBGYN, P.C.; Affiliated Medical Professor, Department of Clinical Medicine, CUNY School of Medicine, New York, NY
MDPortals’ plug-and-play solution enables providers to thrive in the world of value-based care by providing a risk-adjusted, longitudinal health record for their patients. MDPortals’ proprietary knowledge platform collects patient data from multiple electronic health records (EHR), health information exchanges (HIE), diagnostic laboratories, and pharmacies. Once the data is retrieved, our machine learning algorithms aggregate, synthesize, and curate the data to provide deep insights into the patient’s health. This actionable patient history allows providers to drill down to the source documents, which enables them to better address gaps in care, as well as to develop optimal risk-adjusted care plans for improved reimbursement for the documented care provided.
Payers in value-based contracts are expected to move beyond their traditional role as insurance purveyors and assume the broader responsibility of improving outcomes and care coordination. Claims data is not a sufficient foundation for successfully fulfilling this role. By leveraging the valuable insights and real-time availability that clinical data offers, plans can carry out the level of proactive outreach and crises prevention that value-based care management demands.
AI is no replacement for human judgement but it can go a long way towards simplifying and streamlining data management and analysis. AI-enabled chart review helps providers and plans that coordinate care for complex populations work smarter, not harder, by shifting the focus from volume of charts targeted to precision targeting of charts.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) initiated the Hierarchical Condition Category (HCC) model in 2004 to adjust payments to Medicare Advantage Organizations (MAOs). The model has been more prevalent in recent years as HCCs are becoming more widely recognized as one of value-based programs' most important components. This heightened visibility is due in large part to the growth and success of Medicare Advantage.