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UPMC Gene Test Brings Personalized Medicine to Cardiac Care

February 11, 2016 - Clinicians at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center are bringing personalized medicine into the routine care process for cardiac patients in need of stents for clogged arteries by using a simple blood test to identify gene variants that may impact their treatment. The test for patients at the UPMC Presbyterian catheterization lab identifies individuals with a gene variation that reduces...


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$5M Precision Medicine Grant Integrates Genomics, Big Data

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Precision medicine is getting a $5 million boost at research organizations in Pennsylvania as the three-year Commonwealth Universal Research Enhancement (CURE) project gets underway.  The grant will fund the discovery of potential breast...

Precision Medicine, Big Data Analytics Center Rises in Philly

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The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is joining the growing group of academic institutions and medical centers putting precision medicine and big data analytics front-and-center.  Through its newly founded Center for Data...

Are Healthcare Providers Interested in Precision Medicine?

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Precision medicine may not be capturing the healthcare industry’s collective imagination quite as completely as President Obama might hope, according to a new survey by Health Catalyst.  While some pioneering researchers and providers...

Precision Medicine Research a Top Strategic Priority for NIH

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is planning to put precision medicine front and center over the next few years as it helps to build the foundation for the nation’s forays into advanced medical research and tailored, personalized...

Genomics, Big Data Bring Precision Medicine to Pediatric Cancer

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Precision medicine techniques, including next-generation genomic sequencing, have the potential to revolutionize the development of treatments for seriously ill patients across the spectrum of clinical care.  From neurodegenerative diseases...

FDA Launches Cloud-Based Genomics, Precision Medicine Portal

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The Obama Administration’s national strategy for the advancement of precision medicine has quickly come into focus in 2015, with several top agencies, including the NIH and FDA, laying the big data analytics foundation for a broad push...

Precision Medicine, Big Data Crowdsourcing Bring IT Innovation

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Crowdsourcing is nothing new for charities and creative projects across a number of different industries, but it may have special importance for healthcare’s journey into big data analytics and precision medicine.  Gathering large...

Can Next-Gen Genomics Ease the Precision Medicine Bottleneck?

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The healthcare industry has been diving into the pool of precision medicine with great enthusiasm, setting up dedicated big data analytics centers and genomics research labs to unravel the secrets of life’s greatest mysteries: the impact...

Precision Medicine in Action Brings Rare Disease Cures Closer

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Precision medicine has become a popular talking point this year after shining on the Presidential stage in January, but the process of harnessing the healthcare system’s growing insights into genomics and tailored therapies is more than...

Cooperative Chronic Disease Management Aids Renal Patients

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Patients with more serious forms of chronic kidney disease (CKD) benefit from a cooperative chronic disease management approach that integrates both primary care providers (PCPs) and nephrologists, according to a study published this month in...

Precision Medicine, Big Data Analytics Intersect for Better Care

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When it comes to healthcare big data analytics, finding the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow isn’t exactly an easy task.  Even the process of identifying if there is a pot of gold – and how to plot a course towards the rainbow...

Historical NYC Data Boosts Population Health, Precision Medicine

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By combining historical immigration and socioeconomic data with information found in modern electronic health records, researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) are taking a unique look at population health management...

NIH Unveils Precision Medicine, Genomics, Big Data Analytics Plan

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has published a detailed framework outlining its vision for the development of its Precision Medicine Initiative, a wide-ranging research program that hopes to integrate healthcare big data analytics, advances...

Big Data Analytics, Genomics to Spur Collaborative ALS Research

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Three major academic medical centers are combining their big data analytics forces to tackle Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), a common yet poorly understood degenerative neuromuscular condition.  Johns Hopkins University’s Robert...

How Advanced Genomics, Big Data Will Enable Precision Medicine

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For decades, researchers have been seeking a cure for cancer. That goal has been elusive, mostly because, until recently, we had no way to identify the mutations that cause cells to go from normal growth to out-of-control-growth. With genome...

NIH Awards $35.4M in EHR Genomics, Precision Medicine Grants

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is jumpstarting the nation’s precision medicine efforts by awarding more than $35 million in grants to academic and healthcare organizations researching the best ways to integrate genomic data into...

Predictive Analytics, NLP Flag Psychosis with 100% Accuracy

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A predictive analytics algorithm that leverages natural language processing was able to predict the onset of psychosis in high-risk youths with 100 percent accuracy, says a study published in Schizophrenia this month.  Using machine learning...

EHR Big Data Analytics Aid Cancer Screenings, Follow-Ups

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Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine are using electronic “triggers” in vast quantities of EHR data to flag and follow up with patients who have experienced abnormal findings during an initial screening or evaluation for certain...

Precision Medicine Must Be a “Team Effort,” White House Says

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Collaboration is the name of the game when it comes to precision medicine, says White House Chief Data Scientist DJ Patil in a blog post outlining the next steps for the nation’s march into genomics, big data analytics, and personalized...