Medical Solutions – February 2013
This issue of Medical Solutions focuses on Next-Generation Healthcare. It features holistic, patient-centered clinical process innovations based on improvements in imaging technologies, new genetic tests, and knowledge-based IT solutions. Our interview partner Dennis A. Ausiello, Chief of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Chief Scientific Officer of Partners HealthCare, argues for the necessity to move medicine from episodic symptomatic care – a reactive approach to medicine – to pre-symptomatic continuous care. By doing so, healthcare professionals will be able to both understand and intervene much earlier, presumably to either prolong the onset of a particular illness or prevent it all together.