Atropos Health, the Palo Alto, Calif.-based healthcare startup, unveiled today a new artificial intelligence (AI) system that could revolutionize how evidence is produced to inform medical decisions and research.
The startup’s Geneva Operating System (OS) leverages natural language processing and generative AI to rapidly query real-world clinical data. This allows users without technical skills to get publication-quality results in minutes versus the traditional timeline of 8 weeks to 6 months.
The new system also includes a chatbot interface called ChatRWD where users simply type plain-language questions. The AI then suggests ways to refine the query, selects appropriate data sources from the company’s network of 160 million de-identified patient records, runs the analysis using rigorous statistical methods, and formats the results into an observational study report.
The company’s mission is extremely ambitious: “We want to inform every clinical treatment decision and research inquiry with personalized real world evidence globally,” said Brigham Hyde, Ph.D., co-founder and CEO of Atropos Health, in an interview with VentureBeat. The launch of both products is a significant step towards the personalization of healthcare, a field that has been increasingly relying on AI and machine learning solutions.
Hyde further explained that Geneva OS and ChatRWD are designed to provide healthcare professionals with quick, consistent, and reliable access to extensive real-world data. The platform currently includes 160 million patient records across various datasets, offering a rich repository of information.
“Healthcare is complicated, and hard [to navigate] in our country, let alone others. The way I see Geneva being used is as an important layer to the data ecosystem, ensuring consistency and speed out of the data layer,” Hyde said. Atropos Health’s new solutions are expected to significantly improve the user experience for physicians and researchers. The company has reported an impressive Net Promoter Score (NPS) in the 40s for the product suite. “People who order one from us go on to order dozens of these things,” Hyde said, emphasizing that the speed and ease of use are unmatched. He explained, “That’s because the user experience is great.”