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Effective Precision Medicine Requires Moving Beyond the EHR

November 12, 2018 - Electronic health records are not enough to support truly effective precision medicine at the point of care, said providers participating in a survey from KLAS research, but more targeted health IT tools are producing high rates of satisfaction. Few providers expressed confidence that their EHRs were adequate for advanced precision medicine and clinical decision support, said the...


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Consumers Curious About AI, Genetic Testing for Precision Medicine

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare consumers are cautious but optimistic that emerging strategies like artificial intelligence and advanced genetic testing can lead to better care for cancer, according to a new survey from McKesson and Ipsos. The poll of more...

Machine Learning, Genomics Predict Risk of Aortic Aneurysm

by Jennifer Bresnick

The combination of machine learning tools and genomic data can help predict the risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), one of the most frequently fatal heart conditions - and one that is most often diagnosed only after a patient’s...

Georgetown Offers Brain Cancer Data for Precision Medicine Research

by Jessica Kent

Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center will now make its collection of brain cancer data freely available to precision medicine researchers worldwide. The dataset, called the REpository for Molecular BRAin Neoplasia DaTa...

Boston Children’s to Sequence DNA of 3000 Chronic Disease Patients

by Jessica Kent

Boston Children’s Hospital has announced that it will offer complete DNA sequencing to 3000 patients with epilepsy and inflammatory bowel disease in an effort to target treatments and accelerate medical research. The initiative will...

How to Bring Precision Medicine into Routine Clinical Care

by Jessica Kent

Precision medicine has taken the healthcare industry by storm in recent years, offering the promise of more individualized treatments, improved patient outcomes, and a deeper understanding of genetic conditions and rare...

VA, IBM Watson Extend AI, Genomics Partnership for Cancer Care

by Jessica Kent

The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) and IBM Watson Health have announced an extension of their partnership to bring artificial intelligence and genomic analytics to cancer care. The VA’s precision oncology program primarily...

Alabama Recruits for Statewide Population Health, Genomics Program

by Jessica Kent

The Alabama Genomic Health Initiative (AGHI) has begun recruiting participants for its population health program that will use genomic analysis to predict disease. AGHI is a collaborative effort between the University of Alabama at...

UPMC, UPitt Launch Genome Sequencing Center for Medical Research

by Jessica Kent

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and the University of Pittsburgh have announced the creation of the UPMC Genome Center, an advanced genome sequencing facility that will enhance clinical diagnostics and support precision...

NCI Studies Link Dozens of Genetic Variants to Cancer

by Jessica Kent

The discovery of genetic variants that are associated with cancer development could assist providers with identifying high-risk patients and crafting precision medicine therapies for oncology, according to new research funded by the...

Clinical Decision Support from Dana-Farber Powers Cancer Care

by Jessica Kent

Experts at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute are partnering with Royal Philips to provide improved clinical decision support for cancer care. The incredibly complex nature of cancer, coupled with its many available treatment options, has long...

WVU Genetic Test to Improve Lung Cancer Treatment

by Jessica Kent

Researchers at the West Virginia University (WVU) Cancer Institute are developing a genetic test that will improve treatment for patients with lung cancer and help physicians determine which patients will benefit from chemotherapy and...

NIH Precision Medicine Clinical Trial Releases New Findings

by Jessica Kent

The National Cancer Institute’s Molecular Analysis for Therapy Choice (NCI-MATCH) trial, the largest precision medicine trial of its kind, has released results from several sub-studies that could bring targeted treatments to patients...

Broader Availability of Genetic Testing a Boon for Precision Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

Precision medicine is quickly moving out of the realm of science fiction and into the everyday routines of oncologists, neurologists, and other providers treating patients who may have had little hope just a few short years ago. While the...

Cleveland Clinic Sets Up New Biobank for Clinical, Genomic Research

by Jessica Kent

Cleveland Clinic and Brooks Automation have announced a new biobank facility to enhance research on human tissue samples and improve clinical care for several conditions, including cancer, heart disease, and epilepsy. "This new...

Geisinger Adds Genomic Sequencing to Routine Clinical Care

by Jessica Kent

Geisinger Health System has announced that it will soon include genomic sequencing in routine clinical care in an effort to advance precision medicine and improve patient outcomes. “Understanding the genome warning signals of every...

NIH Opens Up “All of Us” to Research Participants Nationwide

by Jessica Kent

The National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) All of Us precision medicine research program is now open to all individuals 18 and older nationwide, allowing participants across the country to contribute their data to a research resource...

NIH Grants $10M to Newborn Genome Sequencing Project

by Jessica Kent

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a $10 million, four-year grant to HudsonAlpha Institute of Biotechnology in support of their newborn whole genome sequencing project, which will help with the diagnosis and care of...

Genomic Medicine Initiatives Aid Undiagnosed Pediatric Patients

by Jessica Kent

Three pediatric medical centers have introduced genomic medicine initiatives aimed at accelerating diagnoses and treatment for children with unexplained illnesses. Nicklaus Children’s Hospital of Miami, in collaboration with Rady...

Intermountain Launches Prospective Precision Medicine Study

by Jennifer Bresnick

Intermountain Healthcare is launching a new precision medicine project that will allow researchers to take a prospective view on the potential of genomic data. The PRECISE study allows for the collection of fresh-frozen tissue and blood...

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