LEAPS Monthly Recap: October 2021

Eric NormanLEAPS, News


Flatiron Health joins LEAPS Project

This month, Flatiron Health, the clinical and science data healthtech company dedicated to helping cancer centers thrive and deliver better care for patients today and tomorrow, announced it’s joining the LEAPS project.

Read the announcement 

Mark Matza to present findings from the LEAPS RA Base Case at ACR Convergence 2021 in a session titled, “Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment Patterns in Massachusetts: Informative Findings from Insurance Claims Data” on November 7. The meeting will be held online November 5–9. LEAPS team members Kay Larholt, David Fritsche, Elizabeth Apgar, and Gigi Hirsch contributed to the work. 

LEAPS undergraduate student researcher Fiona X. Cai was selected to present a poster at the 2021 Society of Women Engineers Annual Conference in the Undergraduate Student Rapid Fire Competition on October 19. We’re proud Fiona was included in the very competitive selection for her LEAPS work!


Design Lab to sharpen focus on 2022 priorities

Two areas of strategic importance are emerging as top priorities for 2022: the Precision Reimbursement and Predictive Outcomes Platform innovation pillars:

  • The Precision Reimbursement pilots will demonstrate: 1) the power of aligning incentives across stakeholders to fuel better use of high quality evidence that already exists, and 2) how to generate new RWE needed to optimize treatment regimens.
  • LEAPS is prototyping key elements of a Predictive Outcomes Platform to identify clinically meaningful patient sub-populations of a target disease, and the associated predictive features that support the targeted use of drug therapy regimens for optimal treatment outcomes.     

The LEAPS Design Lab will be held online November 30–December 1. By invitation only.