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“The Beginning and the End Is Acquiring Data That’s Accurate and Easy to Get”

Healthcare in the pandemic era requires thoughtful innovation. One physician who’s up to the challenge is cardiologist Dr. Asif Ali, Chief Medical Officer of Preventric and Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. In this sprightly conversation with Lisa Butcher, Senior Director of Digital Engagement at EPAM, Ali tells many stories. One of which involves a patient he calls “Arthur,” a man who weighed 700 pounds and went into sudden cardiac arrest during his first visit to Ali’s office. “With his obesity, no doctor would touch him, no bariatric surgeon would touch him, because he had this sudden cardiac arrest,” Ali says. But thanks to chronic care- and remote patient management—plus a donated wearable and a diabetes-prevention program-provided nutritionist—Arthur lost over 450 pounds! But this is just one of the dramatic stories on this episode of The Resonance Test. Ali and Butcher dig deep into the collection of data and the treatment of vascular disease, medical consumerism, artificial intelligence and machine learning, the importance of partnerships, and what Ali calls “point-of-care decision making.” You’ll want to hit play on this conversation with a doctor who has a heart and understands exactly what makes it tick.

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