In this episode of the Oliver Wyman Health Podcast, Helen Leis, Partner, Health & Life Sciences, Oliver Wyman, chats with Sam Hanna, Program Director, Masters of Science in Management of Health Informatics & Analytics, and Professor of Healthcare Strategy at The George Washington University, to discuss harnessing precision medicine’s power and potential. Sam speaks about health innovations and emerging technologies in various circles.
Sam, who spoke at last May’s HIMSS Precision Medicine Summit in Washington DC, says precision medicine is no longer a sci-fi topic – it’s here now, especially as voice-activated devices such as Amazon’s Alexa, with the potential to track consumer health on an ongoing basis, gain popularity. Although, precision medicine is still in its infancy, Sam says the convergence of genomics, artificial intelligence, informatics and analytics, and machine learning is creating unique opportunities for extreme advances across the human race.
“When we think about precision medicine, we have to step away from existing models, and the things we know work (or work somewhat) and start thinking about a new proposed model that’s more collaborative, efficient, and productive, and has a continuous feedback loop amongst different sectors,” Sam explains. “Precision health, powered by data, and continuously enhanced by analytics insights, will drive the future of discovery and better outcomes.”