Archimedes, Inc.’s IndiGO API Serves as Risk Engine for 2013 Data Design Diabetes Innovation Challenge Award-winning Solution

Proprietary Technology Featured in Connect & Coach Solution

San Francisco, CA  (  Archimedes, Inc., a healthcare modeling and analytics company, today announced that the IndiGO Application Programming Interface (API) has been deployed in its first-ever commercial application. PHRQL, Inc., a software development firm, collaborated with Archimedes to adapt the IndiGO API to meet the risk engine needs for the Connect & Coach solution, which received the 2013 Data Design Diabetes (DDD) Innovation Challenge award during the Health Datapalooza IV conference in Washington, DC. Connect & Coach is the first hybrid clinical and consumer application for Registered Dietitians and Certified Diabetes Educators. The solution is designed for the retail supermarket or pharmacy setting, further extending the accessibility of Archimedes’ powerful healthcare analytics solutions.

“Our collaborative effort demonstrates how today’s advancing technologies can come together to provide a better solution that is meaningful to the healthcare professionals and actionable for individuals,” said Paul Sandberg, CEO of PHRQL, Inc. “The IndiGO API allowed PHRQL to provide our registered dietitian customers with a solution that provides real-time information they can use when working with individuals to make important lifestyle changes.”

America’s healthcare industry is seeking new methods to successfully harness the power of its growing healthcare data. Archimedes, Inc. is committed to partnering with software developers, data entrepreneurs and researchers to develop new health technologies that need risk analytics. The PHRQL Connect & Coach solution is the first commercial deployment of the IndiGO API, going beyond the clinical setting to generate real-time results for other healthcare professionals across continuum of care. The IndiGO API has also been featured in an award-winning consumer mobile application.

“Today’s health technology solutions are rapidly evolving and having solutions that offer actionable information based on the mounting data is essential to advance our health system,” said Don Morris, Ph.D., Archimedes’ vice president of scientific product and technology development. “For nearly two decades, Archimedes has been focused on transforming the healthcare industry through the use of modeling and analytics. The recognition of PHRQL’s Connect & Coach solution is further evidence of how Archimedes’ technologies can be used to align and engage individuals throughout the care continuum in decisions that impact their overall health.”

About Archimedes, Inc.’s IndiGO

IndiGO (Individualized Guidelines and Outcomes) is a decision support tool that analyzes person-specific health information either provided by the individual or drawn from an electronic health record. It uses equations derived from, and validated against, national datasets and clinical trials. It incorporates clinical evidence related to diseases, behaviors, risk factors, and interventions. The results generated by IndiGO provide a graphical representation of an individual’s risk of conditions or diseases, and the effects of interventions that are most effective in reducing those risks. IndiGO can be used at the point-of-care, involving the patient in the decision making process and improving collaboration between patient and provider. IndiGO was developed by healthcare modeling organization Archimedes, Inc.

About Connect & Coach

Connect & Coach enables cost effective regular interaction between Registered Dietitians (RD) and Certified Diabetes Educators (CDE), and their clients. Designed for the retail supermarket or pharmacy setting, Connect & Coach is the first hybrid clinical & consumer application for RD’s & CDE’s to perform Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) and Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) services in the community where it’s needed.

About PHRQL, Inc.

Provider of electronic wellness management systems to help retail supermarkets, pharmacies, and private practices deliver Medical Nutrition Therapy, Diabetes Self-Management Education, and general health and wellness counseling. Our Connect & Coach product combines an electronic record system used by dietitians and pharmacists, and mobile applications used by their customers. PHRQL is dedicated to enabling new delivery models that improve cost, quality and convenience of preventive health care. For more information on PHRQL, please visit the company’s web site at

About Archimedes, Inc.

Archimedes Inc. is a healthcare modeling organization. Its core technology – the Archimedes Model – is a clinically realistic, mathematical model of human physiology, diseases, interventions and healthcare systems. Archimedes continually validates the Model by comparing the results of simulated trials to the results of multi-national clinical trials and cohort studies. Through products such as IndiGO and ARCHeS, Archimedes works to help people understand the implications of their decisions. For the last 15 years, Archimedes has assisted health plans, health systems, medical groups, patients, pharmaceutical companies, researchers, and other organizations in the United States and Europe answer questions related to health and economic outcomes research, policy creation, clinical trial design, and performance improvement. Archimedes, a Kaiser Permanente Innovation, is based in San Francisco, California. For more information about Archimedes and its product offerings, please visit the company’s web site at