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California Gov. Establishes Precision Medicine Advisory Committee

October 9, 2017 - In an effort to tap the rich academic and research resources of his state, California Governor Jerry Brown has formed the new Governor’s Advisory Committee on Precision Medicine, which will promote personalized approaches to patient care. The Committee, which includes precision medicine researchers, clinicians, patient advocates, population health and public health experts, computer...


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Academia Dives into Precision Medicine, Big Data Collaborations

by Jennifer Bresnick

Precision medicine and big data research partnerships are proliferating in academia as teaching hospitals, university researchers, health IT vendors, and dedicated laboratories combine forces to tackle cancer, genetic diseases, and chronic conditions....

Big Data, Machine Learning Can Revamp Provider Health IT Use

by Jennifer Bresnick

Big data doesn’t have to be the enemy of overwhelmed clinicians staring at their computer screens while griping about their electronic health records, says a pair of researchers from Harvard Medical School and Press Ganey in a NEJM perspective...

Predictive Analytics, AI for Lyme Disease Gets $800K NSF Grant

by Jennifer Bresnick

Researchers at UCLA and Claremont McKenna College will use a three-year, $800,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to explore the application of predictive analytics, artificial intelligence, and precision medicine to tick-borne...

FDA Asks for Input on Modernizing to Meet Public Health Needs

by Jennifer Bresnick

The FDA is urging healthcare stakeholders to provide input on how reshaping the agency’s complex regulations could better help the industry meet its most pressing public health needs, says Anna Abram, Deputy Commissioner for Policy, Planning,...

University of California Forms Big Data, Precision Medicine Network

by Jennifer Bresnick

Five of the University of California’s academic cancer centers have banded together to form a collaborative big data analytics and precision medicine research network with the goal of reducing the economic, social, and clinical burdens...

$240M IBM, MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab Has Healthcare Focus

by Jennifer Bresnick

Continuing its aggressive push into artificial intelligence in healthcare and elsewhere, IBM is working with MIT to invest $240 million over the next ten years in a collaborative laboratory environment dedicated to machine learning, cognitive...

NIH Grants UCSF $11.7M for Pediatric Precision Medicine Equity

by Jennifer Bresnick

Researchers at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) have received a four-year, $11.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to pursue prenatal and pediatric precision medicine breakthroughs. The Program in Prenatal...

All of Us Precision Medicine Network Expands with $13.8M in Grants

by Jennifer Bresnick

The All of Us precision medicine initiative is continuing its steady growth with a new round of grants aimed at bolstering recruiting efforts and enrolling a diverse patient population in the large-scale genomic databank. The National Institutes...

Pharma, Tech Companies Set to Restructure Healthcare Big Data Market

by Jennifer Bresnick

The healthcare big data market is set another in a long series of revolutions as life science, precision medicine, consumer technology, and “omics” companies start to infuse their influence into a rapidly changing analytics environment....

Big Data Analytics Resource Center Takes Aim at Pediatric Cancer

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Center for Data Driven Discovery in Biomedicine at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) will use a $14.8 million NIH grant to explore the root causes of pediatric cancer and structure birth defects.  With the help...

Senate Passes Pediatric Cancer Drug Development Expansion Bill

by Thomas Beaton

An update of PREA called the RACE for Children Act (RACE), which would expand the number of pediatric cancer drug treatments in development, passed the US Senate following House approval and heads to the President’s desk for signing. The...

Chan, Zuckerberg Donate $10M to UCSF Precision Medicine Lab

by Jennifer Bresnick

Dr. Priscilla Chan and her husband, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, have made a $10 million donation to one of the nation’s leading precision medicine research facilities at UC San Francisco. The UCSF Institute for Computational Health...

Informatics, Machine Learning Accelerate Pharmaceutical Discovery

by Jennifer Bresnick

Machine learning, informatics, and artificial intelligence have been making quite a big splash on the clinical side of the healthcare industry during the first half of 2017, but these big data analytics techniques have even broader applications...

Machine Learning Algorithm Outperforms Cardiologists Reading EKGs

by Jennifer Bresnick

A machine learning algorithm leveraging a multi-layered convolutional neural network exceeds the performance of human cardiologists when detecting a range of abnormal readings from standard electrocardiograms. Developed at Stanford, the algorithm...

FDA to Streamline Regulations in Light of 21st Century Cures Act

by Jennifer Bresnick

The sprawling 21st Century Cures Act aims to bring changes to many areas of the healthcare industry, from drug trials and EHR interoperability to precision medicine and telehealth.  While the law does contain specific directions for stakeholders...

By 2025, Blockchain, IoT, Machine Learning Will Converge in Healthcare

by Jennifer Bresnick

Within the next five to ten years, healthcare organizations are likely to have access to integrated health IT platforms based on an emerging set of information management technologies including blockchain, the Internet of Things (IoT), and machine...

Precision Medicine Test for Bacteria May Aid Antibiotic Stewardship

by Jennifer Bresnick

Antibiotic stewardship – or the lack thereof – has become a major topic of concern among patient safety advocates as the number of deaths due to antibiotic-resistant infections each year consistently tops 20,000.  While standardized...

CancerLinQ Brings Big Data Insights to Oncology with FDA, NCI Partners

by Jennifer Bresnick

Oncology has always required providers to dig deeply into big data about their patients in order to develop treatment plans for some of the deadliest modern diseases. The explosion of interest in precision medicine, the easier availability of...

Mount Sinai Creates Imaging Data Warehouse for Precision Medicine

by Jennifer Bresnick

Mount Sinai Health System has created a centralized imaging research warehouse (IRW) able to integrate clinical images with deidentified electronic health record (EHR) data. The project, developed by Mount Sinai’s Translational and Molecular...

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