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May 31, 2022
In a recent article published in Becker’s Hospital Review, William Morice II, M.D., Ph.D., president of Mayo Clinic Laboratories, discusses where laboratory medicine goes from here, now that the COVID-19 pandemic has raised awareness of its crucial role in health care. He also considers how technology will play a part as lab medicine moves forward.
"One thing that makes me excited is that we're working at both ends of the spectrum with diagnostics," Dr. Morice says. "There are a lot of technologies coming out that will replace traditional diagnostics. Wearables, transdermal measuring of things — that's going to create a whole new opportunity for us to meaningfully intervene."
He goes on to consider how the growing amount of personal health information being generated for each patient, including data from lab testing, can be harnessed in a meaningful way to improve health care.