What is Precision Medicine?

Precision Medicine, the new paradigm of health care is an emerging and bold approach that uses a patient’s personal information including genetic, environmental and lifestyle data to better predict, prevent, and tailor precise treatment regimens to deliver favorable disease outcomes. The competitive advantage of precision medicine over the traditional one-size-fits-all standard of care includes treatment effectiveness, prevention of adverse side effects and the dramatic decline in overall healthcare costs. Leveraging the latest technologies in generating genomic data to aid in biomarker prediction and integrating the data into the healthcare system infrastructure in a learning health system is an essential way to harness the full potential of data science to optimize patient care. Precision medicine guided health care decisions must be implemented and integrated into the healthcare system empowering healthcare professionals to accurately measure, predict and treat individual predispositions to diseases or conditions.