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AHIMA: ONC Funding Key for Interoperability, Precision Medicine

April 26, 2017 - As Congress continues the contentious debate over the federal budget for fiscal year 2018, AHIMA is urging lawmakers not to hamstring the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) by cutting interoperability and data standards development funding apportioned to the agency in the 21st Century Cures Act. In a pair of letters addressed to House and Senate leaders, the health information management...


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AHIMA: ONC Funding Key for Interoperability, Precision Medicine

by Jennifer Bresnick

As Congress continues the contentious debate over the federal budget for fiscal year 2018, AHIMA is urging lawmakers not to hamstring the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) by cutting interoperability and data standards development funding...

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...

ONC Highlights Its Precision Medicine Initiative Collaborations

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) is alive and well at the Office of the National Coordinator, where partnerships with other key government agencies are laying the big data groundwork for more personalized care.  Collaborations with...

AMIA, Dryad Partner for Healthcare Research Big Data Access

by Jennifer Bresnick

The American Medical Informatics Association and the Dryad Digital Repository have announced a new partnership that will expand the availability of healthcare research big data for the validation, repetition, and expansion of published studies....

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

Even before the advent of value-based care, healthcare providers have always faced pressure to do more, do it better, and do it faster while using fewer resources and producing high quality results.  As reimbursement changes tighten the...

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...

Microsoft Revs Up Healthcare Artificial Intelligence Projects

by Jennifer Bresnick

Microsoft is getting very serious about bringing artificial intelligence into the healthcare system, launching a brand new research division and several development projects with provider groups and vendor partners. The company, better known...

Machine Learning Predicts Leukemia Remission with 100% Accuracy

by Jennifer Bresnick

Researchers at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis have developed a machine learning algorithm that can correctly predict relapse rates for acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) with 90 percent accuracy – and remission rates 100...

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

by Jennifer Bresnick

Providers who combined genetic testing with a clinical decision support tool to treat home health patients using multiple medications were able to reduce hospital readmissions by 52 percent and cut ED visits by 42 percent, according to a study...

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

Investigators at the Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center found that precision medicine can be used to diagnose genetic abnormalities and properly treat patients with pediatric brain cancers. By testing tumor samples,...

Northwell Health Launches Precision Medicine, Cancer Biobank

by Thomas Beaton

Northwell Health and Indivumed are creating a new patient biobank to help expand opportunities for cancer research and the development of precision medicine therapies. In the three-year agreement announced in a press release this week, Northwell...

IBM Watson Health, FDA Partner for EHR, IoT Blockchain Project

by Jennifer Bresnick

IBM Watson Health and the FDA have announced a new partnership aimed at applying blockchain technology to the challenges of securely exchanging big data across the care continuum.  The two-year research initiative will explore blockchain’s...

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