We hear a chief medical officer’s perspective on healthcare from Peter Small in this episode of the Perspectives on Healthcare Podcast with Rob Oliver. Dr. Peter Small has a specialty in cough which is unique. He is a member of the Baby Boomer Generation and is located in the state of Washington. He is the chief medical officer of Hyfe, a company that uses acoustic tools for respiratory diagnostics and monitoring.
Here are 3 things that stood out as Peter Small gave us a chief medical officer’s perspective on healthcare:
· Hyfe wants to do for cough what the thermometer did for fever. Cough is one of the most common reasons that people seek healthcare, yet it is a symptom that is rarely measured
· Their app is like a Fitbit for coughing. Using the app, you can have hard data around how many times you are coughing each day.
· Looking at the pattern of cough may also give an indication as to its origin. Is it GERD? Is it allergies? Is it a cold? Looking at when people cough can help identify its cause.
· Bonus: There is a value internationally to looking at cough as more than just a symptom of tuberculosis. If it’s not tuberculosis, what is it?
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