Redefining Point-of-Care in the Digital Era
A learning health system of the future begins with a redefinition of point of care. As a result of the 4th industrial revolution, care will be inverted so that a growing majority occurs at home, work and school with the clinic and hospital reserved for specific uses in which person to person interaction in a resource intensive environment is beneficial. A source of reliable information and decision about basic prevention, diagnosis and treatment will be helpful to people, patients, clinicians and health systems.
Robert M. Califf, MD, MACC, is vice chancellor for health data science for the Duke University School of Medicine; director of Duke Forge, Duke’s center for health data science; and the Donald F. Fortin, MD, Professor of Cardiology. He is also an advisor for Verily Life Sciences. Dr. Califf served as Deputy Commissioner for Medical Products and Tobacco in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from 2015-2016, and as Commissioner of Food and Drugs from 2016-2017. A nationally and internationally recognized leader in cardiovascular medicine, health outcomes research, healthcare quality, and clinical research, Dr. Califf is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Califf was the founding director of the Duke Clinical Research Institute and is one of the most frequently cited authors in biomedical science.