21st Century Personalized Health: Accelerating Scientific Discovery and Innovation
Why is supporting and protecting scientific discovery and innovation so important to assuring all American’s have access to quality healthcare that will be available, affordable and appropriate?
The health care system in the USA will deliver state of the art care that is appropriate for the needs of each individual and will do so at the lowest possible cost.
To create an integrated health care system across the domains of discovery, development and delivery so that there is constant innovation and rapid availability of integrated solutions that will eradicate disease and preserve health. The last half of the 20th century has witnessed astounding progress in science and technology that is elucidating the genetic and molecular mechanisms responsible for disease. These discoveries are transforming medicine, enabling the development of rational interventions that can be tailored to the needs of each individual patient and will predictably achieve the desired outcome of restoring and preserving health.
In view of such progress, our current efforts should be directed not at reforming our 20th century health care system, but rather transforming its function and structure into a 21st century health care system that will be: Personalized, Predictive, Preemptive (preventive), and Participatory.
Create a heath care system whose components will enable every American to be confident their health care will be: Available, Affordable, and Appropriate.