Diagnosing Disease: How to Do it Better for Patients and Health Care.
The Academy held its first congressional briefing for 2017 on Nov. 14th at the Cannon Office Building. It focused on how the more precise and coordinated diagnosis of disease is, the sooner patients are treated and potentially cured, making health care more cost-effective. “Trial and error” medicine is difficult for patients and costly to Medicare, Medicaid, DOD, DVA and private insurers. Rep. Eshoo spoke to her historic contributions in establishing the NIBIB, her ongoing support of the NIH, and the vital need to continue to innovate imaging research.
The briefing showcased the Academy-led initiative to conceptualize the “Diagnostic Cockpit of the Future” and build a working prototype. It also highlighted the ongoing need to keep sustainable federal budgetary support for the imaging research at the NIH and across other federal agencies that share an interest in imaging research and technologies.
Opening Remarks: Representative Anna Eshoo (D-CA)
Moderator: Carolyn C. Meltzer, MD, Chair of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, Emory University Featured speakers:
• Steven E. Seltzer, MD, Chair Emeritus, Department of Radiology, Brigham & Women’s Hospital
• Krishna Kandarpa, M.D., PhD, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)