Despite the fact that President Obama spent the last week spilling the beans on the content of his State of the Union address, he had one little surprising tidbit for those of us who are passionate about Health IT: a Precision Medicine Initiative! In his own words:
"21st century businesses will rely on American science, technology, research and development. I want the country that eliminated polio and mapped the human genome to lead a new era of medicine — one that delivers the right treatment at the right time. In some patients with cystic fibrosis, this approach has reversed a disease once thought unstoppable. Tonight, I’m launching a new Precision Medicine Initiative to bring us closer to curing diseases like cancer and diabetes — and to give all of us access to the personalized information we need to keep ourselves and our families healthier."