- Proactive "medical home" clinics lower ER visits and improving patient outcomes. Sometimes using a faster, more expensive test saved money by reducing staff time. The speaker said that specialists also profited by not having to see as many unnecessary visits.
- Many medications don't work due to the variance in individual responses, which are measurable by genomics. New tests might show who responds to certain psychiatric/cholesterol/diabetic/blood pressure medications.
- The number of administrators has increased almost exponentially, while the number of physicians has increased slowly, linearly. We need more proactive physician leaders.
reported by Adrian Cordovi, MD