What can personomics bring to medical practice? Elizabeth Tracey reports


Personomics, which takes an individual, personalized approach to medical care, is a term coined by Roy Ziegelstein, vice dean for education at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Ziegelstein says personomics is one part of a strategy to enable clinicians to continue to practice medicine.

Ziegelstein:  In addition to the fact that burnout, which is so rampant now in healthcare providers actually costs money. I know we don't like to think of it in those terms, that's not the only reason to emphasize burnout but it turns out that replacing people as they leave is a huge cost to an organization, which is why I believe that personomics has a potential economic positive as well as being good for patient care. Personomics may be particularly good in the state of Maryland where we don't get paid for tests and procedures that are done that may not be necessary.   :33

Ziegelstein says patient centered care and evidence-based medicine are also helpful. At Johns Hopkins, I’m Elizabeth Tracey.