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National Study to Show Value of Patient Navigators in Cancer Care

November 16, 2018 - The Academy of Oncology Nurse and Patient Navigators (AONN+) in collaboration with Chartis Oncology Solutions and the American Cancer Society will launch a national, multisite study to demonstrate the validity and reliability of patient navigators in cancer care. The study will examine the value of ten navigation metrics, as well as provide insight into the challenges of navigation...


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Harvard Medical School Gets $200M for Precision Medicine Research

by Jessica Kent

Harvard Medical School (HMS) has received a $200 million grant that will help accelerate precision medicine research, advance artificial intelligence, and increase scientific collaboration. The gift from the Blavatnik Family Foundation,...

FDA Launches App to Support Clinical Trials, Real-World Evidence Collection

by Jessica Kent

The FDA has introduced the new MyStudies app, which will collect real-world evidence through mobile devices and increase the diversity of information available for clinical trials and other healthcare research. After conducting a...

Duke Engineering Establishes Big Data, Precision Medicine Center

by Jessica Kent

Duke University Pratt School of Engineering has established a new big data analytics center that will support global research to advance precision medicine. Launched last month, the Sherry and John Woo Center for Big Data and Precision...

AMIA Urges Continued Development of National AI Research Plan

by Jessica Kent

The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) has expressed approval of the direction and goals of the National Artificial Intelligence Research and Development Strategic Plan and recommended that federal authorities continue in the...

Blockchain Key to Enhancing Clinical Research, Patient Data Sharing

by Jessica Kent

Blockchain may be the key to accelerating clinical research, according to a new report by Deloitte, due to the technology’s potential to streamline data sharing and enhance interoperability. Large volumes of high-quality patient...

Learning Health Systems, Big Data Key to Improving Outcomes

by Jessica Kent

Healthcare organizations looking to quickly translate research into best practices for clinical care should focus on transforming themselves into learning health systems that rely heavily on insights from big data analytics, says Peter...

Baylor Gets $6.3M NCI Grant for Racial, Ethnic Cancer Disparities Work

by Jessica Kent

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded $6.3 million to support researchers at Baylor College of Medicine in understanding the biological causes of racial and ethnic disparities in prostate and breast cancers. NCI states that...

$40M AHRQ, PCORI Grants Will Support a Learning Health System

by Jessica Kent

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) have awarded $40 million in grants to 11 learning health system (LHS) organizations to help advance patient-centered care...

Johns Hopkins Nursing Launches Chronic Disease Management Center

by Jessica Kent

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) has launched a new center that aims to enhance research on chronic disease management and develop comprehensive care plans for patients with multiple chronic conditions. The new facility, called the...

$21M Grant to “All of Us” Orgs Will Support Precision Medicine Research

by Jessica Kent

The HHS Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded $21 million to 46 community health centers to support their participation in NIH’s All of Us precision medicine research program. The grant will allow community...

PCORI Data Sharing Policy Supports Analytics, Health Data Exchange

by Jessica Kent

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has approved a new policy that will encourage data sharing among researchers with the goal of accelerating big data analytics and secure health information exchange. The new policy...

Predictive Analytics to Explore Link between Opioids, Suicide Risk

by Jessica Kent

A three-year, $1.4 million Kaiser Permanente study will leverage predictive analytics and machine learning to understand the relationship between opioid use and suicide risk, allowing researchers to develop improved tools for identifying...

FDA Sets Goals for Big Data, Clinical Trials, Artificial Intelligence

by Jessica Kent

The FDA is turning to cost-effective strategies and big data to accelerate clinical trial efficiency, medical product development, and innovations in artificial intelligence, according to a recent blog post from FDA Commissioner Scott...

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...

Mount Sinai Launches Biomedical Blockchain Research Center

by Jessica Kent

Mount Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine and the Institute for Next Generation Healthcare have launched the new Center for Biomedical Blockchain Research. The center will explore how to use decentralized, secure technologies to solve...

$30M in NIH Grants Will Support Population Health Research, Clinical Trials

by Jessica Kent

NIH’s Health Care Systems (HCS) Research Collaboratory has announced five new research awards to assist health systems in conducting large-scale clinical trial studies focused on population health research, care coordination, and...

NCI, VA Partner to Increase Cancer Clinical Trial Access

by Jessica Kent

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) have partnered to increase veterans’ access to clinical trials of novel cancer treatments. The NCI and VA Interagency Group to Accelerate Trials...

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...

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