Thousands of healthcare providers already rely on Arsktone’s OneChoice report and its innovative and informative overreads of laboratory results. The OneChoice decision engine weighs many different factors when analyzing a laboratory result and provides a treatment regimen that efficiently treats the patient, with the fewest antibiotics necessary to successfully cure the disease. This helps avoid unnecessary exposure to medications, reduces the risk of drug toxicity and side effects to the patient, and helps fight the rise of antimicrobial resistance.
While OneChoice already weighs dozens of factors when determining the optimal treatment plan, there may be situations where providers have access to additional patient information, such as pre-existing conditions or mitigating factors that affect treatment options. Pregnancy can affect the treatment of infectious diseases by limiting the appropriate antimicrobials to just categories A and B, subsequently reducing risks to the fetus. Many healthcare providers treating infections in a pregnant patient have difficulty finding the best treatment, while also taking into consideration an antimicrobial that will have the lowest risk to the fetus.
Included with the lab result data already being sent to Arkstone, pregnancy information is sent seamlessly as well. A healthcare provider can either select an ICD10 code that indicates pregnancy on their laboratories requisition form, or check a pregnancy indicator box if available on their laboratories requisition form as well. Arkstone will then receive this information from the laboratory LIS included with the lab result data, and the OneChoice report will indicate that the patient was reported pregnant, and tailor recommendations accordingly.
Unlike other traditional lab reports, the OneChoice report is tailored to provide patient-specific targeted therapy at the moment a healthcare provider receives each lab result. “There is no substitute for the OneChoice Report ” explains Dr. Ari Frenkel, Chief Sciences Officer, Co-Founder of Arkstone and infectious disease physician. “Knowing the safest antimicrobial to give during pregnancy is integral, and having this information at the clinician’s fingertips the moment they receive a lab result is a game changer”. Pregnancy consideration is included with every OneChoice report and is automatically incorporated into the services provided by Arkstone.
In addition to pregnancy, the OneChoice report also analyzes the patient’s age (pediatric vs adult), gender, diagnosis, allergies, microbes, and resistance genes, and uses this critical data to provide infectious disease guidance one would expect from experts. Therefore, enhancing the clinician’s ability to prescribe responsibly when treating their patient.
Lastly, a pregnancy warning is also displayed in the MedsMatrix, providing additional guidance for the clinician. Unlike other traditional drug tables or treatment indices, the Arkstone MedsMatrix is tailor-made for the specific lab result and the patient. This revolutionary tool provides additional treatment options and expands the power of the already informative OneChoice report by displaying medications and antimicrobials in an interactive matrix. Easy-to-understand icons will appear by each drug demonstrating why it can or cannot be used and includes factors such as pediatrics, patient allergies, pregnancy contraindication, and resistance broken down for each drug and microbe. All this information coupled with the power of the OneChoice report enhances the provider’s ability to prescribe responsibly when treating infectious diseases.
The MedsMatrix is available with every OneChoice report via the OneChoice Plus accessed by scanning the QR code found on each OneChoice Report with a mobile device or by clicking the QR code link. MedsMatrix can also be added to the OneChoice PDF for those clinicians who prefer hard copies or a single document.
Arkstone is committed to stem the global spread of antimicrobial resistance and the misuse of antibiotics by marrying advanced artificial intelligence with a deep understanding of infectious disease. Arkstone’s patent-pending OneChoice technology helps physicians practice precision-guided medicine through optimal treatment regimen recommendations. Additionally, the proprietary ArkScore system allows providers to compare antibiotics at a glance through an easy to understand visual score. Learn more at www.arkstonemedical.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org