Duke Personalized Health Blog

Home-based Primary Care: A Personalized Solution for Aging Homebound Adults

As the baby boomer generation continues to age, older individuals will accumulate myriad chronic diseases that impact their mobility and leave them homebound. Therefore, it will be important to devise innovative and cost-effective means for delivering care to homebound individuals.

Preventing Unnecessary ER Visits Using Personalized Health Planning

Each year in the United States, there are 130.4 million visits to the emergency department. These visits, especially nonemergency visits, are costly not only to the patient, but also to the health system. The average cost of an ER visit

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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

Treating Congestive Heart Failure at Duke: A Case Study of Delivery and Payment Reform

With rising healthcare costs and a rapidly aging population, finding sustainable and cost-effective ways to address chronic illnesses is one of the most critical pursuits in health care today. One strategy that has demonstrated promising results is Personalized Health Planning

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Precision Medicine World Conference DUKE

The first East Coast Precision Medicine World Conference, the 12th PMWC, will be hosted at Duke University on May 24-25. The conference is co-chaired by Dr. Ralph Snyderman, Chancellor Emeritus, Duke University, and Dr. Geoff Ginsburg, Director of the Duke

Welcome NC CEO Forum Participants

On Friday, February 3rd, Dr. Ralph Snyderman spoke about “Taking Health Personally” at the NC CEO Forum. He introduced the concept of Personalized Health Care, the inflection curve of disease development, personalized health planning, and outlined the role of the

New Article in NEJM Catalyst

On December 28th, Ralph Snyderman, Caroline Meade, and Connor Drake of the Duke Center for Research on Personalized Health Care published an article in NEJM Catalyst’s “Care Redesign” section. The piece, titled “To Adopt Precision Medicine, Redesign Clinical Care” highlights

A Chancellor’s Tale: Transforming Academic Medicine

During his fifteen years as chancellor, Dr. Ralph Snyderman helped create new paradigms for academic medicine while guiding the Duke University Medical Center through periods of great challenge and transformation. Now, he has written a book chronicling his experience.  

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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Big Data: What It Is and How It Can Affect Your Health

Big Data in Healthcare Many industries have been quick to invest in and adopt infrastructure to support “big data” in recent years, but what exactly is “big data”? And how can it be applied to the healthcare industry? “Big data”