What Is MD Revolution?

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So, MD Revolution is really a entity that was created during my training process when I was going through, doing an IT research on bio markers heart attack and during that time I saw emerging technologies in mobile health technologies, the things that were coming up about like monitor, physiology repairable such as heart rates, such as steps, or blood pressure.

These things are being sold at Apple store best buy, all of these different places and then you had things like 23 and me, genetic testing companies, and as a cardiologist, 80% of cardiovascular disease in this country can be prevented by CDC estimates. And what really struck me was these tools were being used by a lot of people, but they work being integrated into a medical system that actually enabled or leveraged the data that was being created to actually enable better health and a lot of instances better behaviors and lifestyle changes that it can do.

And so what happened was is a practice in cardiologist, I started using some of these tools like the blood pressure monitor, like the step [xx], a heart rate monitor in my practice where a lot of my elderly patients who are in their 70s would come in and they'd say they're exercising, and I would say, well what do you do? They would say, well, I rake[sp?] leaves in my back yard and I would tell them that's not exercise and I said, get a heart rate monitor.

So I would give them the digit that heart rate monitor and they would then show I wish I'd not be able to show them that their heart rate was a 95 and when they're doing these activities and that although physical activity is good, that's not exercise. So I was able to start inducing really important behavior change to quantified self, through them becoming more aware.

At that point in time I realized that there's something there that needed to be more researched. It needed to be built out and so you couldn't do it in a typical setting where you're forced to be seeing as many patients as you can, you needed to build a ecosystem so at that point in time what we did is I raised about $2 million and opened up a clinical lab in Lohoya, where the focus was in the mobile health space, mobile health bar, not in the exam room.

And so people came in, learned how to use their smartphones to help track activity, track blood pressure, track weight, track steps, and then we use genetic information where typically you'd get a PDF or report that says you're risk for disease, and then you have no actionable information, so you find out from your genetical port that you have a risk for obesity, a risk for diabetes, a risk for hypertension, what do you do with that? So what we did in 2012 was starting to see patients in this model, and we saw dramatic outcomes, people really reduced the vessel fat, which is a trunk fat that really drives information and heart disease, they start improving the cardio-respiratory fitness because now they're using a heart rate monitor, it's give them personalized sounds, and so what happened was is I realized that, well, this design element, the design element taking this tools and actually building a system, an ecosystem around these tools is critical to really leveraging technology to enable.