There have been many great advances in bio and health across the ages.
Alan Turing publishes a paper, “Computing Machinery and Intelligence” the concept for today’s AI.
mRNA discovered by Francois Jacob and Jacques Monod.
MRI becomes widely used as a diagnostic tool. CT-Scans are introduced.
HIPAA creates national standards protecting sensitive patient health information from being disclosed without the patient's consent or knowledge.
Vijay Pande starts Folding@Home while at Stanford. This distributed computing model unlocks understanding of disease mechanisms to help advance discoveries of new therapies. The first example of crowd-sourced computing for scientific advances.
The first personalized medicine for cancer, Gleevec, was launched in the US to treat chronic myeloid leukemia (CML).
The Human Genome Sequencing Project is completed.
The Medicare Modernization Act Established.
Yamanaka Factors used in cellular reprogramming are discovered by Japanese scientist, Shinya Yamanaka.
Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) is created to accelerate the implementation of electronic health records (EHR) and supporting technologies,
The Affordable Care Act is enacted leading to the adoption of tech in healthcare and value-based care models.
CRISPR-Cas9 Genome Editing Tool is discovered by Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier.
The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) is signed into law and establishes the two-track Quality Payment Program (QPP) that emphasizes value-based payment.
21st Century Cures Act signed into law to accelerate the development of new medical treatments, mental health reform and improve R&D.
Transformer architecture is introduced in the paper, “Attention is all you need”.
Kymriah®, becomes the first CAR-T therapy approved by the FDA to treat pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).
Luxturna®, becomes the first in vivo gene therapy by the FDA for the treatment of Leber congenital amaurosis.
Remote Monitoring and Telehealth Codes established.
Executive Order issued to Improve Price and Quality Transparency in Healthcare.
Alphafold makes headlines for predicting protein structures.
First mRNA vaccine is approved by FDA to treat Covid-19.
CMS Interoperability Rules finalized driving interoperability and patient access to health information by liberating patient data.
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