Founded in 2013 by Harvard Medical School faculty, Aetion (pronounced eh-tee-ahn) enables payers and companies to create essential evidence by deeply analyzing real-world data.
In this interview, co-founder, president, and chief scientific officer Jeremy A. Rassen, ScD, discusses the company’s origins, technology, and impact on developing the data necessary to deliver value-based healthcare.
“When I thought of data at the beginning of my journey into healthcare I though of it as tables, especially coming from the marketing world where you have tables,” Dr. Rassen tells Breaking Health Podcast host Steve Krupa. “When I think of data today in the healthcare field I think of it as time lines. So I don’t think of tables and tables of data but rather hundreds and millions of time lines and that is because the key questions in healthcare are all in some way wrapped up with time.”
Dr. Rassen is an epidemiologist and computer scientist with 20 years of experience in the science and technology of big data. As an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, he devised new ways to develop evidence from real-world data.
The company launched the Aetion Evidence Platform in 2015 and employs 75 people.