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Archimedes Inc.

Location: San Francisco, CA US
Website: http://t.co/dhxbZMvr23


Archimedes Inc. is a healthcare modeling company located in San Francisco. The company was co-founded by David Eddy, MD, PhD, pioneer in evidence-based decision making. Dr. Eddy started the development of a Healthcare model called 'Archimedes' in the mid 1990’s. Now, with a large team of scientists, medical directors, and software engineers, the Archimedes Model is a realistic, validated mathematical model of human physiology, diseases, interventions, and healthcare systems that can run a virtual clinical trial with 1,000,000 people, spanning 30 years of life, in 3 hours. The Model is written at a high level of detail using object-oriented programming and runs on a distributed computing network. At its core are hundreds of ordinary and differential equations that represent human physiology and the effects of diseases. The Model also includes detailed aspects of healthcare systems to analyze clinical events, utilization, and costs. Archimedes validates the Model by running simulations of actual clinical trials and then comparing the results of the simulation with those of the real-world trial. As of 2010, more than 50 landmark clinical trials have been used to validate the Model. The Model enables decision makers in the Government, Healthcare and LifeSciences industries to understand likely outcomes of interventions, guidelines and policies, and make calculated decisions. The Model is used for comparative effectiveness studies, cost effectiveness studies, and other health economics outcomes research studies, as well as clinical trial simulations, portfolio prioritization and policy impact prediction.