The Precision Medicine Initiative, a government plan that aims to accelerate personalized health care, recently celebrated its one year anniversary. The milestone was marked by announcing new projects to continue these efforts.
Overall, these new PMI projects emphasize prevention. President Obama said he hopes they will encourage patients to be more active in their own care, lowering the onset of costly diseases.
As more health care systems are burdened by rising costs and patients who are unable to pay, many look to prevention to ease these financial woes. The Surgeon General reports that preventive plans can reduce costs and improve productivity for providers.
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