7 December, 2017
27 Top Cardiologists, Picked By Big Data
What’s below is the result of a challenge: can a company that helps patients find the right doctor identify the best physicians over all, or at least come close? (You can also go here for a list of top breast oncologists.)
Last year, I wrote a magazine profile of a company called Grand Rounds, which aims to meticulously comb through data on physicians – everything from what they prescribe to the wait times in their parking lots — to help pick the right doctor for the right patient. The company’s founder, Owen Tripp, even used the service himself when a type of tumor was found in his ear. “It’s not that there aren’t good doctors, and it’s certainly not that there aren’t enough of them,” Tripp said last week at the Forbes Healthcare Summit. The problem is measurement.