Duke Personalized Health Blog

Following the Money: How and What We Reimburse Doctors for Matters

There is growing recognition that a re-orientation of our nation’s health care system towards prevention and quality is underway. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) seeks to forge a path to a new era of health care reimbursement based on the

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Health for Now and the Future: Personalized Health Planning in Prenatal Care

The United States has room for improvement in maternal and child health. Compared to other members of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the U.S. has high rates of infant mortality (7 per 1000 live births) and ranks

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What Happened at the PMC/BIO Solutions Summit?

On October 14th 2015, The PMC Biosolutions Summit brought together government representatives, pharmaceutical representatives, researchers, patients, providers and payers to discuss the adoption of personalized medicine within health care systems. Attendees explored how to increase utilization and understanding of personalized

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Duke Family Medicine research featured at North American Primary Care Research Group conference

This article was originally posted on the Duke University Community & Family Medicine blog. Duke Community and Family Medicine has partnered with the Duke Center for Research on Personalized Health Care to collaborate on a research study to investigate a

The Doctor Weighs In: My Conversation With The ‘Father of Personalized Medicine’

Although we are still early in the genomic revolution, Dr. Ralph Snyderman, the ‘Father of Personalized Medicine,’ says we already know enough to practice personalized predictive care right now. Ralph Snyderman, MD, Chancellor Emeritus at Duke University and James B.

Obama to Request Research Funding for Treatments Tailored to Patients’ DNA

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. President Obama will seek hundreds of millions of

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Your Annualized Personalized Health Check-up

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

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