President Obama is seeking hundreds of millions of dollars to develop medical treatments tailored to the individual. Dr Snyderman offers his insight in the following NYTimes article regarding this precision medicine initiative.
In a January 10, 2015 editorial in the NewYork Times, Dr. Ezekiel Emmanuel derides the annual physical exam as a multi-billion dollar waste of time. The exam in current practice is indeed ineffective in preventing disease and reflects the inadequacy of a reactive approach to health care which costs almost $3 trillion/year of which two-thirds is for treating preventable chronic diseases.
The contentious debate on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act has focused on health care choice, cost, access and, most recently, the too-low percentage of younger enrollees needed to cover insurance costs. The fundamental need to fix the expensive, inefficient way health care is delivered also needs attention.
One of the elements lacking in the personalized medicine discussion today is the perspective of leading clinicians, informaticists and academics working in the field. To remedy the gap, I’ve asked a series of leaders in the industry to offer up their views.
Ten years ago, the sequencing of the entire human genome, along with the development of aggregate “omics” technologies began giving rise to a fundamentally new capability for the practice of medicine – the ability to predict and track disease risks on a personalized basis, to understand diseases mechanistically, and to target therapy to treat an individual’s specific disease
The November/December 2013 issue of the NCMJ describes the impact that genomics has had on the practice of medicine in the decade since the full sequencing of the human genome was completed in 2003.
Digital technology has transformed virtually all aspects of how we live and now it’s ready to revolutionize health care. In The Creative Destruction of Medicine, Dr. Eric Topal makes a convincing argument that the digital revolution will deconstruct how health care is delivered.
Dr. Ralph Snyderman will be awarded the AAMC’s David E. Rogers Award on Saturday evening, November 3, 2012, in San Francisco. The winners of this year’s awards were announced by the AAMC yesterday.
The factious debate regarding the constitutionality of the Accountable Care Act (ACA) is over. The Supreme Court has ruled that the law is constitutional, including the health insurance mandate which was judged to be a tax.
The recent report from the Department of Labor showing that the United States economy added just 69,000 jobs in May was met with surprise and disappointment and has had an immediate effect on the presidential campaign as well as the stock market.