Weekly News Roundup: January 10, 2020

The Future of Precision Medicine

Healthcare is moving towards an era of personalized medicine in which providers customize treatments for the individual patient. In this week’s news roundup: How data-driven precision medicine individualizes treatment; who will benefit from precision medicine; and the major barriers to implementing precision medicine programs.

Data-Driven Precision Medicine: A Must-Have for the Next-Generation of Personalized Care

For clinicians, academics, and pharma and biotech researchers and regulators, the biggest challenge in meeting precision medicine goals and optimally leveraging targeted therapy pertains to data—establishing the ability to collect and share data for patient care, research, drug development, and reimbursement. Read More

Over 70 Percent Say Precision Medicine Meets or Tops Expectations

Precision medicine initiatives could help healthcare organizations achieve their care goals, but health systems will need to have the right tools in place to execute these initiatives. Read More

Who Will Benefit From Precision Medicine?

A future in which precision medicine benefits everyone is not guaranteed. For that to happen, UCSF experts argue, the healthcare industry must first tackle today’s health disparities, including differences in disease outcomes and access to care based on race, gender, and socioeconomic status. Read More

Cost, Lack of Expertise Major Barriers to Precision Medicine Programs

Organizations cited cost challenges and a lack of expertise as major barriers to precision medicine programs. Read More