Innovations in Patient-Centered Care Delivery: Spotlight on Precision Medicine and Other Cutting-Edge Tools
Jeffrey R. Balser, M.D., Ph.D.
Yu-Feng Yvonne Chan, M.D., Ph.D.
Ninfa M. Saunders, FACHE
The expansion of big data, precision medicine and artificial intelligence all promise to create a boom in consumer-oriented care while increasingly enabling faster, cheaper care outside of hospital walls. More enlightened approaches to the social determinants of health, like attacking homelessness and food insecurity, will produce better healthcare strategies for vulnerable patient populations. And new technologies are already helping reduce medical errors, which still represent the No. 3 cause of death in the U.S. These new digital tools will also reduce the burden of electronic health records – a major cause of physician burnout – allowing doctors to spend more time actually treating their patients. And the rapid mushrooming of portable and mobile devices that can be fed into shared medical records and tools will allow a greater continuum of care and more collaborative medicine, helping keep patients out of the hospital and the emergency room. Our panel will take a look at the exciting changes in patient care that will emerge over the next decade.