Precision Medicine -- or the practice of tailoring medical care to individuals with the use of fine-grain data about the genetics, environment, and lifestyle of populations -- will likely be the future of medicine across many specialities in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. Getting this vision to become a reality will require mountains of data, most of which could only be obtained through effective regulation and systems engineering that has not been fully developed yet.
What types of changes can we expect to see in the future geared towards achieving these ends, and what roadblocks can we anticipate? As healthcare professionals, why is it important for us to further this effort and advance the cause of precision medicine, and how can we aid in that effort? Dr. Ellen Wright Clayton JD, MD, MS, has given talks on this subject at national conferences and will share her perspectives on these questions at this Medical Ethics, Law, and Policy Group talk.
*If you don't know where Medical Center North C2209 is, we are walking over from Light Hall North Lobby at noon (across from ABP) so you don't have to get lost on the way there :) *