Precision medicine isn’t just about genomics anymore. With the field moving forward as the next step in population health management, environmental, social and lifestyle factors that live outside the medical system are increasingly important to target treatments and engage patients. That means health plans also need innovative technology solutions to capture, store and integrate this crucial information.
Early data from a clinical study supported by the National Institutes of Health found that adults with hypertension and at least one other risk factor for heart disease were less likely to have a heart attack, stroke, or heart failure with a reduction of systolic blood pressure to 120 mm Hg.
After the implosion late last year of the 14-year effort for a comprehensive national study of the environmental effects on children, Congress has told the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to try again.