What is the Precision Medicine Initiative?
Currently, President Obama has invested $215 million dollars into the Precision Medicine Initiative for the 2016 budget. But you might be wondering, what exactly is it? The Precision Medicine Initiative is a new enterprise meant to revolutionize healthcare. Instead of a “one size fits all” approach to treating patients, Precision Medicine takes into account various factors such as the patient’s genetics, lifestyle and even the environment in which they live. This will ensure that all patients receive treatment based on their specific medical needs.
There are many positive outcomes with the implementation of the initiative, such as a reduction in healthcare costs and treating patients at the appropriate time. This is one of the many ways that shows how the United States is serious about improving healthcare for its citizens.
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