Jeff Kaditz is an entrepreneur, angel investor, and CEO & founder of Q Bio.
Primary care was meant to be the front door to the healthcare system, but in some ways never set up for success to begin with. We need a new operating system for primary care—one with a different, deeper understanding of the patient, the context of their world around them, and the processes we have in place to figure out who sees a doctor and when, to use the system most efficiently.In this episode of the a16z Podcast, we talk about what the primary care of the future should actually look like; what kind of data about patients we should be collecting, from where, and to tell us what; how you ask the right questions of that data, to use the resources of our  healthcare system most efficiently and for the best care; and what the PCP of the future might look like. Joining us for the conversation are General Partner Julie Yoo, physician entrepreneur Ivor Horn, a primary care pediatrician for more than 20 years, and Jeff Kaditz, CEO and founder of, a platform that identifies and monitors each individual’s biggest health risks. 
In this twelfth episode, Jeff Kaditz, Founder/CEO of Q Bio begins with coronavirus chat. He goes on to explain that most medical knowledge today is probably incorrect or heavily biased. That there’s almost nothing a doctor does that couldn’t have been done 200 years ago in terms of the information. Read the transcript He presents his vision to run ‘search engines for the body’ and turn healthcare into hard science. Topics we discussed in this episode Coronavirus possibly a once in a hundred year pandemic unfolding Present confusion around the impact of coronavirus Home tests for coronavirus Need for an analytics platform for measuring change in the human body Human health is more of a long tail distribution than a normal distribution Absurdity that we reduce complicated diseases to a single variable measured at a single point in time Applying modern information theory and data science to understanding human health Physical exam of the future gathers genetic, chemical and structural information Building a healthcare system that actually gets better and more efficient over time Transforming healthcare and health into hard science and an information science Getting to the point of being able to test body hypotheticals Envisioning a triage layer in front of the existing primary care system Building the ultimate clinical decision support tool for the future Clinical studies are flawed The more people that have lived, the better we should be at understanding what’s going on in our bodies Age of the digitization of biology Lab assays bake the query into the assay In the near future the query becomes software, not the actual physical process of gathering information Will become feasible and cheap to just measure everything about the human body on some regular interval Healthcare will truly become a pure information science Most medical knowledge today is probably incorrect and it’s probably heavily biased Need to take multi-scale measurements like physics does No reason why we shouldn’t be able to stay as young as we want indefinitely Body is an entropy fighting system which eventually loses the battle The end goal should be getting to more proactive or preventative medicine In the future we will know why we got sick Show links Q Bio (Website) CNN “Australian leader warns coronavirus outbreak is a ‘once-in-100 year’ crisis” (News Article) COVID-19: No Longer Business as Usual (Article) Modelling When Will Existing Hospital Beds Fill With COVID-19 Patients, by US State (Google Sheet) Elon Musk “Panic is Dumb” (Tweet) Reuter’s “‘It’s ridiculous’: Trump travel ban sows panic in European airports” (News Article) Everlywell COVID-19 Test (Website) COVID-19 in Italy: Momentous Decisions and Many Uncertainties (LANCET Paper) “WHO Says The Coronavirus Global Death Rate Is 3.4%, Higher Than Earlier Figures” (Article) Elon Musk Ant-Malarial Drug for Coronavirus (Tweet) Elon Musk Ant-Malarial Drug for Coronavirus (Tweet 2) Brad Perkins on a New Healthcare Industry Emerging From Computing (Podcast Guest #001) Why Software Is Eating the World (Article) LifeSpan by David Sinclair (Book) 2019–20 Coronavirus Pandemic (Wikipedia Entry) Forward (Website) Parsley Health (Website) Human Longevity, Inc (Website) Health Nucleus (Website) Nathan Price on ‘Scientific Wellness’ as Dominant Paradigm of 21st Century Healthcare (Podcast Guest #007)
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Wyoming, Michigan, United States of America
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