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BETTER EVIDENCE

Bridging the “know-do gap” by providing access to evidence-based resources

Our mission is to help translate evidence into action by enhancing access to the latest clinical evidence among health care providers and by generating and disseminating evidence to support leaders in effective and equitable COVID-19 vaccine distribution. 

Better Evidence helps current and future health care providers serving vulnerable populations gain access to evidence-based clinical resources to ensure they have the best tools to diagnose, treat, and advise their patients. We focus on putting evidence-based clinical resources in as many hands as possible and promote its use at the frontlines of care. The result is better medical care for all. 

Leveraging the team’s experience in global health care delivery systems, we work with providers, health care facilities, and medical schools across the world to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and quality of care. Our dissemination of digital health tools is made possible through partnerships with Wolters Kluwer, Osmosis, and others.

“Almost every day, I adjust a diagnosis, dose, or follow up of a patient based on what UpToDate offers me. Almost every day, I’m a better doctor for one of my patients, because I had access to UpToDate resources.”
– Provider in Mexico

Our Programs

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PROVIDER PROGRAM

Looking for our providers program? Apply for our individual program.

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MEDICAL SCHOOL PROGRAM

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COVID: Vaccine Delivery

Supporting systems to deliver vaccines with speed, scale, and equity as supply and demand shift over time.

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Our Impact & Influence

 
30K+
providers serving vulnerable populations reached across 150+ countries
 
50
teaching facilities across Africa, including 16 medical schools
 
22K+
medical students, residents, and faculty eligible for free UpToDate subscriptions

The Challenge

Health care providers must deliver quality care based on the latest information and research – a daunting task when more than 2.5 million new research articles are published annually. In low- and middle-income countries, providers often lack easy access to reliable information, yet they treat some of the world’s sickest patient populations. As a result, millions of patients face inaccurate or delayed diagnosis every year. In low- and middle-income countries, where the median per capita health spending is $100, the cost of evidence-based clinical resources can be nearly insurmountable. Providers may be geographically and professionally isolated, and they must struggle to keep up with large patient loads. 

Research shows the failure to deliver the care that we know how to deliver causes more harm than lack of access to care.

Our Strategy

Access to digital tools for health care providers serving vulnerable populations

Training at medical schools to equip future generations with clinical evidence and help them integrate digital tools into practice

Educational teaching tools and articles to support health care leaders

Better Evidence for Providers & Training

Since 2009, Better Evidence has helped health care providers serving vulnerable populations gain access to digital tools, such as UpToDate—a leading evidence-based clinical resource—to ensure that they have the information needed to diagnose, treat, and advise their patients. To equip future generations with the latest clinical evidence and help them learn to integrate digital tools into practice, we launched our training program to bring these resources to African medical schools in 2015. We study what works, the barriers, and what we can learn from use patterns to improve our approach and identify implications for public health.

Better Evidence for Health Care Delivery

For more than a decade, Better Evidence team members have been studying what works in health care delivery and how to implement strong systems. These lessons have been distilled into educational teaching tools and journal articles and shared with health care leaders through courses and outreach. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have leveraged what we have learned about health care delivery to support health officials and decision makers with the tools and evidence needed to allocate, distribute, verify, and generate demand for COVID-19 vaccines.


Partners

Partnerships play a key role in our efforts to support providers serving vulnerable populations and furthering Ariadne Labs’  mission of reducing suffering and saving lives. Learn about our current partners and opportunities to partner with us.