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How some major health systems are overcoming the barriers to launching precision medicine programs

May 09, 2018 / Paige Minemyer

Health systems that have rolled out precision medicine programs have had to tackle many challenges—including a lack of physician engagement around genomics and the need for new tech tools—before seeing the efforts pay off. A study published this week in the latest issue of Health Affairs dives into the precision medicine journeys of three major health systems: Providence St. Joseph Health, Intermountain Healthcare and Stanford Health Care. Researchers said the challenges faced by these providers could offer guidance for others looking to give personalized medicine a try.