Pete Fronte: Helping Patients Understand & Find Relevant Healthcare Studies
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How great would it be to actually be able to GO TO the doctor’s office?


Remember when it was a thing for people to actually do that? To actually go to the doctor’s office


Did we really need to do that as often as we did?


Or at least as often as we should have?


According to our friends at, patients are ready for easier access to healthcare professionals. In the early days of COVID19, 71% of patients had considered telemedicine half had already gone through with a virtual appointment. Patient adoption at the beginning of 2020 was up 33% over the previous year and Venture capital fundingfor telemedicine companies surged in the first quarter of 2020 to $788 million. The market is expected to reach $185.6 billion by 2026.


Here’s a tough question: Does it actually help?


On this week’s InSecurity, Matt Stephenson has a chat with Pete Fronte, founder & CEO of Altura, a 20 year old company who has built a mechanism that connects medical clinical studies with the people who need to be studied. In the contemporary world of telehealth and everything-from-home, people need access more than ever. COVID is the new horror on the block. People still need access to studies on cancer, heart disease and every other healthcare issue that existed prior to 2020… check it out



About Pete Fronte



Pete Fronte is the founder and President/CEO of Altura. During the past 20 years Mr. Fronte has been a leader in engaging people for better health via health studies, health experience surveys and health programs. He has been a catalyst for developing innovative processes and technology to accelerate the study and adoption of new medical interventions (e.g. drugs, biologics, medical devices, wearables). Pete’s passion centers on expanding participation in health studies by engaging and enabling patients and health care providers (HCPs). He is a recognized leader in patient centered outreach including Patient Study Life Cycle™ management. Today he continues to lead the expansion of clinical research, evidence based medicine and real word studies into primary care and organized healthcare settings nationally. Mr. Fronte has spearheaded innovative technology such as Altura's Study Engagement Platform which HCP Studies mobile app which is available in 23countries. Pete’s experience includes collaborating with medical groups, integrated health systems, pharmacy and medical management companies, research centers, institutional review boards (IRBs) and study sponsors to design and implement innovative study awareness and patient centered projects that include HIPAA compliant utilization of various forms of electronic health data as well as mobile applications and web portals. Mr. Fronte is currently a member of the Institutional Review Board at St. Joseph Health in Orange County California and is active in various healthcare and clinical research trade associations. He is a national speaker and writer on subjects such as; innovative patient and HCP engagement programs for clinical studies, and health program, site based clinical research operations and the integration of clinical research within primary care and organized healthcare systems.



About Matt Stephenson



Insecurity Podcast host Matt Stephenson (@packmatt73) leads the Broadcast Media team at BlackBerry, which puts him in front of crowds, cameras, and microphones all over the world. He is the regular host of the InSecurity podcast and video series at events around the globe.


I have spent the last 10 years in the world of Data Protection and Cybersecurity. Since 2016, I have been with Cylance (now BlackBerry) extolling the virtues of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning and how, when applied to network security, can wrong-foot the bad guys. Prior to the COVID shutdown, I was on the road over 100 days a year doing live malware demonstrations for audiences from San Diego to DC to London to Abu Dhabi to Singapore to Sydney. One of the funniest things I've ever been a part of was blowing up a live instance of NotPetya 6 hours after the news broke... in Washington DC... directly across the street from FBI HQ... as soon as we activated it a parade of police cars with sirens blaring roared past the building we were in. I'm pretty they weren't there for us, but you never know...


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