The Burrill Report
The Burrill Report (October 22, 2012): Harnessing Data to Improve Care (.MP3,18.27 Mb)
The health insurance giant Aetna recently launched Aetna Innovation Labs, an effort to harness all of the data at its disposal and translate it into actionable information to cut costs and improve care. Through its Innovation Labs, Aetna is testing specific initiatives to do such things as improve prediction and intervention, as well as determine the best treatment for individual patients. We spoke to Michael Palmer, head of Aetna Innovation Labs, about the effort, the challenges it faces, and what it will take to move personalized medicine into clinical practice.
October 18, 2012