Precision medicine: What the future holds
President Barack Obama recently announced a landmark Precision Medicine Initiative, a proposed $215 million investment to advance precision or personalized medicine and use genomics to customize patient treatment.
To learn more about the latest developments and breakthroughs in precision medicine, its vast potential and the regulatory implications, FierceHealthcare spoke with Gregory R. Weidner, M.D., medical director of primary care innovation and proactive health at Carolinas HealthCare System, an innovative network of more than 900 locations including academic medical centers, hospitals, physician practices, surgical and rehabilitation centers and other facilities throughout North and South Carolina.
With a background in quality, medical informatics and technology, Weidner is working with his team to design and develop new models of care delivery that leverage team-based, technology-enabled, person-centered care and that promote patient engagement and empowerment.
In an exclusive interview with FierceHealthcare, Weidner shared his insights into what healthcare leaders across diverse types of organizations should know about the emerging world of precision medicine.