Precision Medicine is Coming

It is going to take innovation to start repairing our broken healthcare system and this sounds like a positive move toward that goal.

HIMSS Blog

by: Andrew Ury MD, Chief Executive Officer, ActX

In real life, every patient is different, no one patient is average, but up to now the delivery of healthcare has in many respects focused on treating the “average” patient. If we can individualize treatment in a way that avoids medications that do not work for the patient or are likely to cause side effects, and individualize preventative screening of patients based on their personal risks, we can help fulfill the Triple Aim. The population will be healthier, patients will have a better experience, expensive, but ineffective, treatments will be avoided, and serious illnesses can be prevented. To accomplish this goal, innovation is essential.

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