Expert Human Intelligence

Expert Human Intelligence

Our Experts. Better Healthcare.

Guided by our advisory board of world class specialists, we are pioneering the process of defining physician and facility-level quality at the sub-specialty and condition level. ArmadaHealth has perfected the process of patient-physician matching with more than a decade of experience in clinical navigation as an organization. 

A MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS CAN BE SCARY

You've been diagnosed, now what?

When you are facing a diagnosis that threatens your quality of life, it may feel overwhelming and confusing. You want the assurance that your physician has proven expertise with your condition and accepts your insurance. And, you aren’t sure exactly where to start.

SpecialtyCare Connect gives you much more than the names of physicians. We add value, a personal touch, by ensuring the optimal patient-physician match leveraging evidence-based data science and the expertise of our experienced healthcare team and Clinical Advisory Board.

we help you every step of the way

Clinical insight with a human touch

Patient-physician matching is exponentially more effective and scalable with data science, but the process still requires human oversight.

We apply machine learning to our patient-physician matching algorithms. Then, we leverage our clinical human navigators’ expertise in selecting and matching physician profiles. Our navigators provide the heartbeat to our business and personalized advocacy whenever patients need it.

"Getting the right patient to the right doctor the first time is a critical aspect of healthcare today"

Iain H. Kalfas, MD
Head of Spinal Surgery, Department of Neurosurgery, Cleveland Clinic

improving healthcare outcomes

How exactly do we define quality?​

How many pancreaticoduodenectomies performed per year (and complication rate) are acceptable for us to recommend a surgeon for Pancreatic Cancer? What kind of specialist should we recommend for Gestational Diabetes? 

To answer these questions, we use evidence-based medicine to define quality. Then we leverage voluminous amounts of data to determine qualifications or experience.

We leverage all published evidence-based guidelines along with the experience of internal and external subject matter experts, including our Clinical Advisory Board, to define and maintain definitions of quality & qualifications at the specialty, sub-specialty and condition level, which we translate into ontologies and algorithms on our data science platform.

human-touch
fixing a fractured healthcare system

Experts at our Fingertips

Dr. Mary Thomas, Medical Director for ArmadaHealth, shares how we leverage our Clinical Advisory Board’s expertise to improve referrals and health outcomes.

World-renowned physicians

Our Clinical Leadership

Benjamin Safirstein, MD

Benjamin Safirstein, MD

Chief Medical Officer; Leader in Pulmonology and Lung Cancer
Mary K. Thomas, MD

Mary K. Thomas, MD

Medical Director; Pediatrician with specialty training in complex genetic disorders
Suzanne Clough, MD

Suzanne Clough, MD

Chief Innovation Officer; Endocrinologist and former CEO of WellDoc

Clinical Advisory Board

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
David L. Helfet, MD

David L. Helfet, MD

Chief of Combined Orthopaedic Trauma, Hospital for Special Surgery/New York Presbyterian Hospital
Kelly Hunt, MD

Kelly Hunt, MD

Professor and Chair, Department of Breast Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Iain H. Kalfas, MD

Iain H. Kalfas, MD

Head of Spinal Surgery, Department of Neurosurgery, Cleveland Clinic
Asher Kimchi, MD

Asher Kimchi, MD

Clinical Chief of the Division of Cardiology, Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute
Scott J. Swanson, MD

Scott J. Swanson, MD

Director of Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Andrew Tucker, MD

Andrew Tucker, MD

Medical Director, Sports Medicine, MedStar Union Memorial
SPECIALTY CHIEFS
James Aisenberg, MD

James Aisenberg, MD

Clinical Professor of Medicine, The Mount Sinai Hospital
Louis M. Aledort, MD

Louis M. Aledort, MD

Department of Medicine - Hematology, Mt. Sinai Hospital
Elise Michele Brett, MD

Elise Michele Brett, MD

Associate Attending, The Mount Sinai Hospital
Eugene F. Foley, MD

Eugene F. Foley, MD

Professor and Chief, Division of Colorectal Surgery
Roy G. Geronemus, MD

Roy G. Geronemus, MD

Director of the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York
Simon J. Hall, MD

Simon J. Hall, MD

Zucker Professor of Urology, The Smith Institute for Urology, Hofstra North Shore - LIJ, School of Medicine
Michael Kaliner, MD

Michael Kaliner, MD

Institute for Asthma & Allergy, P.C., Research and Education Center
William S. Krimsky, MD

William S. Krimsky, MD

Director, Center for Interventional Pulmonology, MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center
Richard Levine, MD

Richard Levine, MD

Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Columbia University Medical Center
C. Ronald MacKenzie, MD

C. Ronald MacKenzie, MD

Attending Physician, Department of Rheumatology, Hospital for Special Surgery
Christopher Magovern, MD

Christopher Magovern, MD

Cardiac Surgeon, Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute, Morristown Memorial Hospital
Paul N. Manson, MD

Paul N. Manson, MD

Professor, Department of Surgery, The Johns Hopkins University
Leslie S. Matthews, MD

Leslie S. Matthews, MD

Clinical Director, MedStar Orthopaedics
Bryan F. Meyers, MD, MPH

Bryan F. Meyers, MD, MPH

Chief, Thoracic Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Patrick and Joy Williamson Professor of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine
Geeta Nagpal, MD

Geeta Nagpal, MD

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Joseph V. Nally Jr., MD

Joseph V. Nally Jr., MD

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Northwestern Memorial Hospital
John E. Robinton, MD

John E. Robinton, MD

Medical Director of Neurophysiology for One Call Care Management
Mark L. Urken, MD

Mark L. Urken, MD

Director of Head and Neck Surgery, Mt. Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center
Willis Wagner, MD

Willis Wagner, MD

Clinical Chief - Division of Vascular Surgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Robert Zager, MD

Robert Zager, MD

Medical Director, HUMC Mountainside Hospital Cancer Center

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