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Saturday, March 24, 2007

Leavitt Announces Steps Toward A Future of "Personalized Health Care"

Great article about the steps being made to introduce "personalized healthcare"


HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt today outlined a course for achieving gene-based medical care combined with health information technology, which he called "Personalized Health Care." He said the initiative has the potential to transform the quality, safety and value of health care for patients in the future.

"Personalized health care will combine the basic scientific breakthroughs of the human genome with computer-age ability to exchange and manage data," Secretary Leavitt said. "Increasingly it will give us the ability to deliver the right treatment to the right patient at the right time - every time."

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