People of Humanwide
One year. One clinic. One vision. Stanford Medicine’s Humanwide pilot project harnessed the power of biomedical technology and collaborative care teams to create a proactive, personalized model of primary care.
Meet some of the patients and clinicians that brought to life the vision of Precision Health: predicting, preventing and treating disease precisely.
Lloyd B. Minor, MD
Dean, Stanford School of Medicine
Our vision of Precision Health is to predict, prevent, and cure – precisely. With Humanwide, we have begun to realize that vision in a clinical setting. The information gathered in this pilot suggests approaches to primary care that may ultimately benefit thousands of people.
Megan Mahoney, MD
Chief of General Primary Care, Stanford Medicine
With Humanwide, we’re able to focus on the whole human: who they are when they’re working, who they are when they’re playing, who they are when they’re at home. This program demonstrates how we can zero in on what matters to a patient, to craft the entire care plan around their goals.
I have kids. I want to see my grandkids. Most of my family on my dad's side — they don't even reach the age of 60. And I'm 42 so, I don't want to be in the same situation as they are.
On February 9, 2010, my father was a live donor, and I received a kidney from him. My dad has done this great thing for me. How can I not do everything possible to take the best care of myself? And, so, when this program came along, it just made sense.
I don’t really worry about cancer as something which will kill me soon. But the treatment definitely I feel is really tough. There will be some period where I have to face it. Now I am going to be 39. My mother got it when she was 38.
Soon I'm going to be 70. It's because life is going fast. I feel like if I have more information about myself, I can make healthy decisions.
What I really enjoyed about participating in the Humanwide Program, aside from my number one goal which was getting the pharmacogenomics testing, was just having that frequent one-on-one time with my doctor.
Latha Palaniappan, MD
Professor of Primary Care & Population Health, Stanford Medicine
“What we saw in analyzing the data is that there were incremental gains and small wins with each patient. We really want to translate that over a larger population and over longer periods of time to realize fully the promise of precision health.
President and CEO of Stanford Health Care
Looking at genomic data and other factors that actually predict patient health allows us to be proactive instead of waiting for something to happen and having to react to that. Humanwide is an opportunity to build a deep understanding of each patient in a unique way.