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Will Precision Medicine Create Healthcare “Data Dumpsters”?

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Many healthcare organizations have been luxuriating in their newfound ability to swim through enormous volumes of big data, but will they soon have to take to dumpster diving instead?  As the precision medicine community matures and continues...

FDA Outlines EHR Data Use Best Practices for Precision Medicine

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Even though the rapid advance of precision medicine has brought new sources of genomic and socioeconomic data into the research community, the electronic health record remains an invaluable tool for clinical trials and investigations.  EHRs...

How Will Internet of Things Devices Impact Precision Medicine?

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Big data in the healthcare industry continues to expand at a breakneck pace as EHR data, patient-generated health data, clinical trial results, and Internet of Things data all pour into the system at ever increasing volumes.  But the bigger...

Will Personalized Medicine Hit Its Stride Within Two Years?

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Two years may be all it will take for personalized medicine, also known as precision medicine, to achieve critical mass, according to a new report by SAP and Oxford Economics.  The big data analytics ecosystem is poised to mature to the...

FDA: Big Data Standards, Interoperability Needed for Analytics

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In the second installment of its blog series about the challenges of evidence generation, the FDA has encouraged stakeholders to establish a national platform for interoperability and data sharing standards, which would advance big data...

Sen. Alexander Teases “Most Important” Precision Medicine Bill

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The Senate HELP Committee (R-TN) is working on a piece of precision medicine legislation that may be the “most important bill Congress considers this year,” Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) said in a press release this week, noting...

Researchers Map Disease Origins for Precision Medicine Progress

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Due to a recent study that used precision medicine to map the origins of different diseases, healthcare providers may be able to create more personalized and effective precision medicine strategies for patients with conditions like diabetes,...

Geisinger Precision Medicine Biobank Hits 100K Participants

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Geisinger Health System is celebrating a precision medicine milestone this week as its MyCode Community Health Initiative, a large-scale genomics biobank, signed up its 100,000th participant.   The project, launched in January 2014 in collaboration...

FDA: Interoperability a Core Requirement for Precision Medicine

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CMS and the ONC aren’t the only federal organizations putting health data interoperability at the top of their to-do lists.  As the FDA starts tackling its portion of the national Precision Medicine Initiative, officials are urging...

Intermountain, Stanford Partner for Precision Medicine, Genomics

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Stanford Medicine and Intermountain Healthcare have announced a new precision medicine partnership that will harness the power of advanced genomics and medical research to bring personalized treatments directly to the point of care. The partnership,...

Precision Medicine Sparks New Conversations about Patient Data

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The Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) is generating a great deal of excitement among researchers, clinicians, developers, and patients with an eye on curing cancer, managing diabetes, or eliminating Alzheimer’s disease.  With unfeigned...

Kaiser Permanente Expands Precision Medicine Biobanking Effort

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Kaiser Permanente isn’t waiting for the national Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort project to get off the ground.  Instead, the sprawling healthcare system is hoping to fill up its KP Research Bank with at least 500,000 samples...

Cognitive Computing Leaders Think Time is Right for Healthcare

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The healthcare industry might be notorious for its lackadaisical attitude towards adopting certain technology tools, but stakeholders across the care continuum have not been slow to embrace the idea that cognitive computing and semantic data...

Next-Gen Genomic Testing a Focal Point for Precision Medicine

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Precision medicine brings the promise of laser-focused treatments custom crafted for each individual based on their unique genetic makeup.  As researchers unlock more and more insights into conditions ranging from Alzheimer’s and cancer...

NIH Seeks $1.1B to Fund Precision Medicine, Cancer Moonshot

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The Precision Medicine Initiative and Cancer Moonshot may be two of the most exciting programs in the world of medical research, but their promises for clinical care certainly won’t come cheap.  During testimony at a Senate health...

New Panel to Lead Cancer Moonshot Project for Precision Medicine

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The National Institute of Health (NIH) and National Cancer Institute (NCI) have announced a Blue Ribbon Panel to help guide Vice President Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot initiative and complement the nation’s other precision medicine...

PCORI Awards $2.5M to UAB for Precision Medicine Research

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The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has awarded $2.5 million to Jeffrey Curtis, MD, professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine (UAB), to research the comparative effectiveness of newer treatments...

ONC, NIH Launch S4S Program for Precision Medicine Research

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH), in collaboration with the ONC, announced the launch of the new Sync for Science (S4S) program, a pilot initiative that permits individuals to access to their EHR data and send it to researchers, according...

PA Big Data Analytics Projects Get $3M in Funding from UPMC

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Six big data analytics projects focused on personalized medicine and patient outcomes will receive funding from UPMC Enterprises, the innovation arm of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. The newly established Pittsburgh Health...

NIH, FDA Create Clinical Trial Template for Precision Medicine

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As the Precision Medicine Initiative starts to increase the amount and scope of medical research, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and FDA are seeking public comment on a draft template that provides guidance to investigators looking to...

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