Duke Personalized Health Blog

Medicine’s New Tools Can’t Replace Compassion

Genomics, digital technologies, telemedicine, avatars, precision medicine and now artificial intelligence are set to lead to a transformation in health care. Tools are being created that will accurately predict an individual’s risk of disease, thereby enabling the development of plans

Why I Spoke with the Dalai Lama About Compassion in Medicine

I distinctly recall the moment I decided to become a physician.  I was sitting on a bench in the hallway of Coney Island Hospital in Brooklyn, beside my aunt and older cousin, as we waited for the physicians to complete

Fix Medical Billing by Reimbursing for Value

Dr. Ralph Snyderman responds to a recent article published in the NYTimes In her NYTimes article, “Those Indecipherable Medical Bills? They’re One Reason Health Care Costs So Much“, Elizabeth Rosenthal amply describes the complex and arcane medical reimbursement system that drives

Precise But (Not Yet) Personal

Despite great advance in the field of personalized medicine and precision care therapies, there is still a dearth of progress in clinical models that use these emerging technologies to enhance preventive medicine. Precise But (Not Yet) Personal Ralph Snyderman President

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Reward good outcomes to reduce health care costs

The following editorial appeared in the Raleigh News & Observer on January 25, 2014. 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

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Industry Voices: Inside Genomics–Q&A with Bina CEO Narges Bani Asadi and Dr. Ralph Snyderman

By Narges Bani Asadi Published on FierceBiotech (http://www.fiercebiotech.com) January 24, 2014 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

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Ten Years into Personalized Medicine: What We’ve Learned and What’s Next

Originally posted on Healthcommentary.org on January 17, 2014 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 –

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Personalized Health Care in 2013: A Status Report on the Impact of Genomics

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. Specifically, it reports on how genomics

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How Digital Technology Can Personalize Health Care

Original Source: HuffPost Healthy Living February 15, 2013. 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

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Dr. Ralph Snyderman Wins AAMC David E. Rogers Award

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 Roger’s Award is based on a

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