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FHIR Can Move Genomics from Prediction to Precision Medicine

May 8, 2017 - 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 a growing number of community hospitals. Genetic sequencing kits are even available for sale to the curious public for home consumption, opening up brand...


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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...

VA, DOE Launch Healthcare Big Data, Machine Learning Project

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Energy are launching their joint initiative to foster the development of healthcare big data analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence in order to support population health...

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...

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...

NIH Renames Precision Medicine Cohort, Urges Patient Engagement

by Thomas Beaton

The newly unveiled All of Us Research Program, formally known as the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Cohort, will help the NIH collect diverse patient data and foster patient engagement to support its million-member precision medicine biobank....

21st Century Cures Act Clears Senate Hurdle on the Way to Vote

by Jennifer Bresnick

UPDATE: The Senate has passed the 21st Century Cures Act in a Wednesday afternoon vote with a 94-5 margin.  The legislation will now await President Obama's signature. Senators are finished debating the long, tangled list of provisions...

21st Century Cures Act for Precision Medicine Set for House Vote

by Jennifer Bresnick

Lawmakers anticipating a tough landscape for innovation funding under a new Republican administration are doing their best to push a revamped version of the 21st Century Cures Act through the current Congress, and will bring the $6.3 billion...

Precision Medicine Partnerships Foster Promises of Breakthroughs

by Jennifer Bresnick

Precision medicine projects, partnerships, and collaborations are continuing to proliferate as providers, research organizations, and vendors look to capitalize on the growing enthusiasm for integrating genomics and personalized insights into...

Cancer Moonshot Report Showcases Precision Medicine Progress

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Cancer Moonshot has made significant progress since its January launch, bringing together public and private precision medicine organizations in one of the largest concerted efforts to tackle the deadly disease, said Vice President Joe Biden...

Cancer Moonshot Unveils 10 Big Data Tasks for Curing Cancer

by Jennifer Bresnick

Big data analytics, increased patient participation, and more sophisticated attacks on the root causes of cancer must combine with well-funded research opportunities to help the healthcare industry defeat the deadly threat of cancer, says the...

29% of Healthcare Providers Currently Use Precision Medicine

by Jennifer Bresnick

Close to a third of healthcare organizations participating in a HIMSS Analytics poll are currently employing precision medicine techniques in everyday care, indicating that a personalized approach to medicine is already much more than just a...

VA, DOD, NCI Partner for Precision Medicine Tumor Screening

by Nathan Boroyan

A new precision medicine partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Department of Defense (DoD) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) will create the nation's first system that routinely screens tumors for gene and...

Despite Possibilities of Precision Medicine, Challenges Remain

by Nathan Boroyan

Precision medicine is an emerging approach to disease treatment and prevention that takes into account each person's genes, environment, and lifestyle. The ideas behind precision medicine are not new, but the development of big data analytics,...

Most Patients Eager to Join Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Cohort may have a brighter-than-anticipated future ahead of it, according to a new survey of potential participants conducted by the National Institutes of Health.  Nearly 80 percent of the 2601 patients...

Precision Medicine, Data Exchange, CDS on New ONC Leader’s Agenda

by Jennifer Bresnick

Late last week, Dr. Vindell Washington stepped into the top spot of the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) after Karen DeSalvo announced that she would be relinquishing the position to focus on other duties at HHS.  Washington, an...

UCSF Receives $85M NIH Grant for Precision Medicine Research

by Jennifer Bresnick

The University of California San Francisco’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) has received an $85 million funding commitment from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to advance research into precision medicine and...

VA Precision Medicine Databank Hits 500,000 Participants

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Department of Veterans Affairs reached a significant precision medicine milestone this week when it added its 500,000th name to the enrollment logs of the Million Veteran Program (MVP).  The achievement officially makes the MVP the largest...

Academic Medical Orgs Leap into Precision Medicine Initiative

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Precision Medicine Initiative is continuing to build steam as academic medical centers and medical schools line up for a flood of grant money – and a chance to be part of one of the largest concerted efforts to unlock the genetic code...

Cancer Moonshot Flags Basic Big Data Woes of Precision Medicine

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Precision Medicine Initiative and the Cancer Moonshot may be generating enormous cross-industry enthusiasm, but the research community must address some of its most foundational systemic problems if it is going to successfully cure cancer,...

EHR Data Integrity Not Robust Enough for Clinical Trial Use

by Sara Heath

EHR data is not strong enough to support research and clinical trials, says the American Medical Informatics Association. In a letter commenting on the FDA’s draft guidance on the use of EHR data in clinical trials and research, AMIA says...

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