The following appeared a little while ago.
An informatics chief's foray into big data and P4 medicine for personal analytics
October 01, 2012
By David Riley, Chief of informatics, Harris Healthcare Solutions
As a healthcare technologist I spend a lot of time thinking about where healthcare and medicine is headed in order to understand what role technology can play in realizing the envisioned future. For some time now I have been contemplating Dr. Leroy Hoods P4 vision of medicine, which stands for predictive, preventive, personalized and participatory. In brief, Hoods P4 vision entails the integration of genetic data with knowledge of how the environment modulates the expression of genes to create the phenotype of health or disease. It is a bold optimistic vision of the future of healthcare that implies data lots of it.
Intrigued with Hoods vision and its ramifications for the future of healthcare IT I decided to test it on myself. Could P4 help us formulate a...
This is the initial part of the post - read more by clicking on the title of the article. David.