Public Health Professor Michael Dulin on the Emerging Importance of Health Analytics

Thursday, June 22, 2017
 
Dr. Dulin, who is Director of the Academy for Population Health Innovation and a professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences, was interviewed by HealthcareIT News at the Precision Medicine Summit in Boston.
 
by: Tom Sullivan

Precision medicine is more hype than reality right now — but, at the same time, the incredible potential it holds for the future is even greater than all the buzz teases today.

That’s what I came away with from the Precision Medicine Summit in Boston this week.

Let’s look into the distant future: A patient walks into a hospital to meet with clinicians who run tests and pinpoint a biomarker for, say, Alzheimer’s. Then a gene surgeon does some on-the-spot genome editing. The patient walks out with that Alzheimer’s-free-for-life feeling.

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