Kevin Johnson on Making Precision Medicine Patient Friendly

(From MedCity News, December 12, 2016)


How to Make Precision Medicine More Patient-Friendly

by Neil Versel


Dr. Kevin Johnson, chief informatics officer at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has a theory about how to explain precision medicine to laypeople.

“Homeless patients should not get medications that require refrigeration. That is precision medicine,” he said during the opening session of the Connected Health Conference in National Harbor, Maryland.

Another panelist, Gregg Simon, executive director of the White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force, agreed with that philosophy. “We need to avoid being grandiose when we talk about precision medicine,” he said.

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Dr. Kevin Johnson (second from left) speaks at the Connected Health Conference on a panel with, from left, moderator Susan Dentzer, Michael McManus, Bray Patrick-Lake and Greg Simon.