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EHR, Biobank Data Uncovers Genetics of Personalized Medicine

May 11, 2017 - Research led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and University of Arizona’s College of Pharmacy effectively used EHR and biobank data to create a database that identifies specific genetic traits influencing personalized medicine. The researchers analyzed 30,000 genetic samples stored in BioVU, Vanderbilt’s genomics databank, linking the information with EHR data to...


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EHR, Biobank Data Uncovers Genetics of Personalized Medicine

by Thomas Beaton

Research led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and University of Arizona’s College of Pharmacy effectively used EHR and biobank data to create a database that identifies specific genetic traits influencing personalized medicine....

FHIR Can Move Genomics from Prediction to Precision Medicine

by Jennifer Bresnick

In just a few short decades, the field of genomics has expanded dramatically, transitioning from a specialized discipline of academic biology into a mainstay of clinical care at academic medical centers, dedicated precision medicine hubs, and...

UVA Gene Mutation Research Method Speeds Precision Medicine

by Jennifer Bresnick

A team from the University of Virginia School of Medicine has developed a quicker way to examine the impact of gene mutation on patient health, potentially changing the way cancer labs conduct research into precision medicine and personalized...

EHRs, Value-Based Care Constrain Personalized Medicine Progress

by Jennifer Bresnick

Oncologists are eager to embrace the potential of personalized medicine and genetically-driven precision therapies, but face many of the technical, administrative, and reimbursement challenges that afflict their peers in other specialties, finds...

IBM Patents Machine Learning Model for Pharmaceutical Discovery

by Jennifer Bresnick

Machine learning is quickly making inroads across the healthcare industry, from clinical care to pharmaceutical discovery.  The latest development on the journey from big data aggregation to true artificial intelligence comes from IBM Research,...

NIH to Bring Precision Medicine Data Collection to Patient Homes

by Jennifer Bresnick

Thousands of volunteers for the All of Us precision medicine cohort won’t even have to leave the comfort of their living rooms when contributing data to the project thanks to a new NIH collaboration with mobile medical service EMSI. The...

Next-Generation Genomics, Precision Medicine to Top $100B

by Jennifer Bresnick

The markets for next-generation genomic testing tools and precision medicine software and services will be worth more than $100 billion by 2022, according to a new series of market reports, propelled by breakthroughs in cancer care, big data...

AHA Debuts Cloud-Based Cardiac Precision Medicine Data Platform

by Jennifer Bresnick

The American Heart Association (AHA) has announced the launch of its cloud-based precision medicine analytics platform, which will allow researchers to access large volumes of patient data on cardiovascular conditions and stroke. The Association...

Precision Medicine, Population Health Share Strategies and Goals

by Jennifer Bresnick

Any organization that wants to have a hope of functioning smoothly divides its operations into distinct departments, each of which is in charge of a specific process.  Every member of the team contributes to the organization’s ultimate...

Point of Care Diagnostics Usher in Era of Personalized Medicine

by Jennifer Bresnick

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Google’s Machine Learning, Imaging Analytics Flag Breast Cancer

by Jennifer Bresnick

A new approach to imaging analytics driven by machine learning algorithms can identify metastasized breast cancer with sensitivity rates that exceed other automated methods and even rival human pathologists, says a research paper published by...

Cancer Detection Company Gets $900M from Pharma, VC Investors

by Jennifer Bresnick

GRAIL, Inc., a precision medicine and life sciences company aiming to develop new very early detection techniques for cancer, has attracted more than $900 million in investment capital from some of the most well-known names in pharmaceutical...

Genomics, Clinical Decision Support Combo Cuts ED Visits by 42%

by Jennifer Bresnick

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NIH Awards $21M to Precision Medicine Epilepsy Collaboration

by Jennifer Bresnick

An international academic research consortium will use precision medicine strategies and a new $21 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to further research into the development and treatment of epilepsy. The collaboration, spearheaded...

Precision Medicine Benefits Pediatric Cancer Care, Study Says

by Thomas Beaton

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Northwell Health Launches Precision Medicine, Cancer Biobank

by Thomas Beaton

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by Jennifer Bresnick

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Precision Medicine, Big Data Partnerships Will Enhance Treatment

by Jennifer Bresnick

The calendar year may be coming to its end, but the nation’s work on precision medicine is just getting started.  Spurred on by the continuing development of big data analytics techniques and pepped up by the landslide passage of the...

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by Jennifer Bresnick

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by Jennifer Bresnick

The FDA is ready and willing to get started on the precision medicine and drug innovation opportunities created by the 21st Century Cures Act, FDA Commissioner Robert M. Califf, MD, said in a blog post. The legislation, signed into law by President...

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