Duke Personalized Health Blog

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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The Rising Importance of Electronic Health Records

Recently, electronic health records have come to the forefront of medical reforms. Electronic health records (EHRs) are a digital version of a patient’s medical history that organizes relevant clinical data in real-time to organize and improve the quality of care.

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The Need for An Improved Electronic Health Record

Effective October 1, 2012, the Affordable Care Act mandated that health plans begin the process of adopting systems for the electronic exchange of health information. From 2006 to 2013, the adoption of basic Electronic Medical Record systems by office-based physicians

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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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Electronic Health Records and Prospective Health Care

Last week Don Berwick announced his resignation as Administrator of CMS. In his parting speech, Dr. Berwick listed his top 5 reasons as to why there is so much waste in the US health care system. These five reasons were

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The Future of Health Care Intelligence and Personalized Healthcare

Last Wednesday, Duke’s Fuqua School of Business and the Duke Center for Health Informatics hosted the second annual informatics conference on “Business Intelligence in the Health Care Age.” The conference hosted a number of high profile members of academia and

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Personalized Health Care: Science Provides Solutions

My interest in personalized health care began approximately a dozen years ago when as Chancellor for Health Affairs at Duke University, I realized that emerging sciences and technologies were creating medical capabilities never before known. Through the power of genomics,

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