Health Policy

  • My Viewpoint on the Affordability, Diffusion and Disparities on Genetic Medicine

    Advances in the understanding of the genome, combined with affordable sequencing techniques and innovations in drug development, are ushering in an era of molecular diagnostics and individualized therapeutics with the potential to meaningfully enhance human health through effective prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. As the genetic origins of many diseases become better understood, risks and prognoses can be assessed based upon […]
  • Health Literacy: A 21st Century Asset

    With a fast changing health care system, students need knowledge and skills to allow them to move successfully into adulthood. By building their heal literacy, educators can help to ensure that they have both. Health literacy is the capacity to obtain, interpret, and understand basic health information and services and the competence to use such information and services in ways […]
  • Transform 2012

    Reed Tuckson, M.D., executive vice president and chief of medical affairs, UnitedHealth Group, works with the company’s diverse business units to improve the quality and efficiency of heath services provided to the 75 million members served by UnitedHealth worldwide. Dr. Tuckson discusses improving health care in the era of “big data.” The data and analytics available today, Dr. Tuckson says, […]