Innovative Medicine Being Crowded Out By Big Box Solutions

Selin Celikoyar • June 6, 2023

Cliexa, a digital health platform that aims to revolutionize the way patients manage their chronic conditions, is leveraging technology to provide patients with personalized care plans, real-time data tracking, and meaningful insights that is empowering its users to take control of their health. Founded in 2016 by Mehmet Kazgan, a seasoned entrepreneur with a background in healthcare technology, Cliexa has assembled a diverse team of healthcare professionals, engineers, and designers to create a platform interface that is engaging for both providers and patients.

Using a combination of patient-generated data, clinical guidelines, and machine learning algorithms, Cliexa’s platform is able to connect patients and their healthcare providers in real-time. User-friendly and easily accessible features, which include symptom tracking, medication reconciliation, and even tips from improving lifestyle habits, have integrated as well as even simplified multifactorial illness management. The integrated platform has allowed collaborative treatment efforts between multiple providers for single patients and given greater insights to clinical care across specialties. Providers in rheumatology, gastroenterology, and cardiology from the likes of the Mayo Clinic, Maine Health, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have partnered through the Cliexa platform. The platform has also been used in clinical trials to monitor patient outcomes and gather real-world evidence.

The Rheumatology Informatics System for Effectiveness (RISE) registry, administered by the American College of Rheumatology, has been using Cliexa’s platform to collect patient-reported outcomes in real-time. A 2020 study by Goldstein, Ashar, Tesarz, et al.,applied Cliexa’s AI modeling for capturing pain scores and found that the platform’s predictive modeling capabilities were able to forecast patient pain scores 2 weeks after a clinic visit with surprising accuracy. Cliexa’s own internal studies have found that the platform has helped improve patient engagement and adherence to treatment plans. Patients who use the platform are more likely to actively participate in their care and follow through with recommended treatment. The platforms customization for specialty and flexibility for scale have made it an adaptable solution for hospitals, clinics, and even private practice. However, several challenges have been encountered for widespread integration.

While the platform has been shown to be effective in clinical trials and pilot programs, widespread adoption has been slow. Larger solutions, such as Epic, have gained greater traction in recent years. Adoption by large health systems, such as Mount Sinai in New York and Intermountain Healthcare in Utah, have crowded out lesser-known solutions, such as Cliexa, because patients and providers often gravitate toward the platform utilized by the large healthcare systems. However, larger challenges for the platform have been the investment and upkeep of HIPAA compliant features needed to run a secure database. The monetary and infrastructural investment is often quite expensive and can overwhelm the budgets of small companies like Cliexa.

In conclusion, Cliexa can help people with chronic conditions by providing personalized care plans, real-time data tracking, and improved patient engagement and adherence to treatment plans. By leveraging the power of technology, Cliexa has the potential to transform the way people manage their health and improve their overall quality of life. However, scalability for innovative solutions, such as this, remain a challenge due to slow adoption and possibly also the lack of deeper funding.

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