- By Susana Shephard
Future of Health Care Update
Individualizing Medicine 2014: From Promise to Practice Wait no more for the transition to genomic medicine as we look towards the future of health care. It’s here, and it’s changing the way doctors care for everything from cancer to diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. Learn more at the Individualizing Medicine Conference scheduled for October 6-8 and hosted by the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine.
Telemedicine and the Future of Health Care The future of health care is moving towards providing safe, quality care via telemedicine; however, the patchwork of state-by-state medical licensing rules inhibit the delivery of medical services through telemedicine. Patients should not have to take a road trip to access Mayo Clinic’s medical expertise and knowledge.
Modernizing the Clinical Trial System to Meet the Needs of the Patient The future of health care in the United States requires modernization of clinical trial regulations and processes. Sundeep Khosla, M.D., Dean for Clinical and Translational Science, principal investigator and director of the Mayo Clinic Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCaTS), discusses the path to this reform, which requires study, analysis and policy change on the part of all the stakeholders — government, academic medical centers and private industry.