Lawrence Chu on expanding precision medicine through digital health

Aug 21, 2018

Professor Lawrence Chu, MD, and his students at the Stanford Medicine X program examine the future of healthcare and explore how technology can help deliver the right treatment to the right patient at the right time.

"Precision medicine is not only about the right genomic information. It is lifestyle information, microbiomic and metabolomic information, also census data or patient generated data." - Lawrence Chu


Key takeaways

  • The quest for the next big innovation in healthcare is focusing on a service that can be improved through technology.
  • As an example, implantable cardioverter defibrillators for patients with heart problems, are being prescribed too often and not enough. If we are not getting the right treatment to the right patient at the right time, it is a problem for the patient and a problem for the bottom line.
  • Both in precision medicine and in innovating healthcare delivery, digital health tools will not take over the role of the healthcare service industry. Instead, healthcare service delivery as a technology-enabled industry will increase productivity and deliver better value to patients.

Watch Lawrence Chu's full talk


About the speaker

Professor Lawrence Chu, MD, of Stanford University is Executive Director of Stanford Medicine X, a premier health innovation program focusing on the intersection of emerging technologies and medicine.


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