Over 70% of medical decisions start with a blood draw, and that makes it arguably the most important factor for the future of precision medicine. But how efficient is lab testing? Especially the use of specialty labs?
Throughout this series, we are looking at health technologies that have the potential to massively increase the efficiency of functional, integrative, and precision medicine.
In this episode we interview Dr. Shaiv Kapadia, a practicing cardiologist and Chief Medical Officer of IGGBO, which has been described as the ‘Uber for Phlebotomists’. With one in three blood draws never completed, this technology is helping solve a huge bottleneck in healthcare.
What you will learn in this podcast:
- Why 1/3 of blood draws aren’t completed and what problems this leads to for their health
- How IGGBO democratizes access to patient for specialized lab tests
- Why improving the ‘compliance’ of blood draws is a key factor in driving behavior change