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UVA Gene Mutation Research Method Speeds Precision Medicine

April 25, 2017 - 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 therapies. The methodology, which uses a virus similar to HIV to replace normal genes with specific mutations, may even be speedier and more cost effective...


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CVS Retail Clinics, VA Partner for Care Coordination, Access

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Phoenix-area veterans who typically receive care through the Department of Veterans Affairs will have a new option for minor ailments: a local CVS Minute Clinic.  In an effort to improve care coordination and expand access to care for veterans,...

AMIA, Dryad Partner for Healthcare Research Big Data Access

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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 Watson Gets SNOMED CT Infusion to Enhance Data Analytics

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IBM Watson is continuing its extensive medical education by adopting the SNOMED-CT clinical concept coding system to enhance its machine learning and data analytics.  The partnership between IBM Watson Health and SNOMED International, the...

Donald Rucker Named New National Coordinator for Health IT

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The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) has a new leader in Donald Rucker, MD, a Harvard College, University of Pennsylvania, and Stanford graduate who will leave behind a role as Adjunct Professor in The Ohio State University Medical School’s...

SAP Joins Hyperledger, Building Healthcare Blockchain Momentum

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Hyperledger, the cross-industry collaboration focused on operationalizing blockchain technology, is welcoming SAP to its ranks of “Premier” members, setting up an opportunity for another major companies with healthcare interests to...

SAMHSA Offers $142.9M in Grants for Substance Abuse Programs

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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is currently taking applications for participation in a new grant program that will offer up to $142.9 million to population health management programs looking to address...

Seema Verma Receives Confirmation as New CMS Administrator

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Seema Verma, the former head of Indiana’s Medicaid agency, will lead the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as Republican lawmakers seek to make significant changes to both public programs.    In a 55-43 vote that saw...

Google Cloud Partners with HL7 to Support FHIR Development

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ORLANDO - HL7 International and Google have partnered to bring Google's cloud clout to bear on the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resource, commonly known as FHIR. At HIMSS17 this week, Google and the HL7 FHIR Foundation announced a...

Epic Systems Integrates Geisinger Population Health Toolkit

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Care management content provided by xG Health Solutions, powered by Geisinger, will be available within Epic’s Healthy Planet product, allowing users to access evidence-based care guidelines, patient assessment frameworks, and care plans...

Value-Based Care Fuels Healthcare Big Data Analytics Market

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The healthcare big data analytics market is expected to increase as the industry shifts from fee-for-service to value-based care models, according to a recent report from Market Research Future. Focuses on quality healthcare, reduced length of...

Blockchain, Big Data, Interoperability Coming Up at HIMSS17

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In just a few short days, HealthITAnalytics.com will be heading to the happiest place on earth – the annual HIMSS Conference and Exhibition – to sync up with tens of thousands of health IT professionals and innovators.  At this...

NIH Renames Precision Medicine Cohort, Urges Patient Engagement

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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....

NIH Awards $21M to Precision Medicine Epilepsy Collaboration

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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...

Gates Foundation Grants $279M to UW Population Health Program

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has committed to invest $279 million in the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) to build on the school’s population health management research efforts....

FDA Unveils Patient Safety Analytics Tool for Medical Research

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Healthcare stakeholders will be able to engage in patient safety research projects by connecting to Sentinel, the FDA’s electronic monitoring system, Commissioner Robert M. Califf, MD, announced this week. The new Innovation in Medical...

ONC Picks FHIR Health Data Aggregation App Contest Winners

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The Office of the National Coordinator has picked six data aggregation, EHR utilization, and patient experience developers as winners of the second phase of its API-based app challenge.  The industry-wide competition, announced in March...

Cancer Research Orgs Release Big Data for Precision Medicine

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The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is releasing more than 19,000 de-identified genomic records to further the international research community’s explorations into precision medicine.  The big data dump, which includes...

Three HIEs Connect to Create “Patient-Centered Data Home”

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Three HIEs have established a long-term agreement to enhance health data interoperability, allowing a patient’s healthcare record to follow them across state lines. The Indiana Health Information Exchange (IHIE), Michiana Health Information...

Research Collaboration to Use Big Data for Diabetes Prevention

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In an effort to improve the treatment and understanding of type 2 diabetes in various patient populations, a new collaboration between the Indiana Bioscience Research Institute (IBRI), Eli Lilly and Company, Roche Diagnostics, the Regenstrief...

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