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HIMSS14 Session: "N=1: Customizing Care for My Life and My DNA"

By Isabelle Celentano | 26 Feb, 2014

Among some recent highlights from the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2014 Annual Conference & Exhibition I found this interesting article: http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/ending-shot-dark-healthcare

Eric Dishman, an Intel Fellow and speaker at HIMSS14, talks about replacing "shot-in-the-dark" health care with "predictive, preventive, precise, personal" health care. He suggests technology and care teams come together in order to create a personalized health care regimen for each patient. Dishman is also a proponent of gene sequencing to create personalized treatment plans for individuals with cancer.

I think these are excellent examples of how health IT can help health care providers enhance both patient-centered outcomes as well as physiological outcomes. I would love to hear how others are using health IT to achieve similar goals.

If anyone has any thoughts on other highlights from HIMSS14 please feel free to share those as well!


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