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Precision Medicine

Intermountain Launches Prospective Precision Medicine Study

April 19, 2018 - 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 specimens that will be held for future research projects, creating an easily accessible cache of genomic data that is not limited to use for answering a single...


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Henry Ford to Apply Data Analytics to Pancreatic Cancer with $20M Gift

by Jennifer Bresnick

An anonymous $20 million donation to Henry Ford Health System will help the health system leverage big data analytics for the early detection and better treatment of pancreatic cancer. The Henry Ford Pancreatic Cancer Center will focus on fostering...

AHA Precision Medicine Platform Offers Up Data for Machine Learning

by Jessica Kent

Precision medicine driven by machine learning offers the promise of tailored, individualized treatment, improved patient outcomes, and better overall population health. However, the promise of precision medicine is often overshadowed by the data...

Former Telemedicine Leader Founds Artificial Intelligence Group

by Jennifer Bresnick

Jonathan Linkous, founder and former CEO of the American Telemedicine Association (ATA), is taking on a new role as the leader of a trade group dedicated to exploring the potential of artificial intelligence in healthcare. The Partnership for...

NIH Offers Funds for “All of Us” Genomic Data Collection Centers

by Jessica Kent

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) intends to issue a funding announcement to request applications for large-scale Genome Centers to generate genomic data as part of its All of Us precision medicine research program. All of Us is currently...

Healthy Nevada Study Combines Genomics, Population Health

by Jennifer Bresnick

A unique population health study in Nevada is combining genomic information from thousands of citizens with socioeconomic, environmental, and clinical data to develop insights into how lifestyle interacts with genetics. The Healthy Nevada Project,...

Payers Starting to Tie Precision Medicine to Value-Based Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

Precision medicine has started to offer important answers to patients with diseases that have a genetic component, but covering the costs of cutting-edge testing and emerging therapies can be a challenge. Payers are often hesitant to commit to...

Roche Buys Flatiron Cancer Analytics, EHR Tools for $1.9B

by Jennifer Bresnick

Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche will purchase Flatiron Health’s cancer analytics assets for $1.9 billion in an effort to enhance the drug development process and further the progress of precision medicine. Flatiron Health, backed by Google...

Big Data Analytics Fuels Penn State Precision Health Research

by Jessica Kent

Penn State researchers recently announced their plan to create a Digital Collaboratory for Precision Health Research that will leverage big data analytics to boost individualized care. Project collaborators hope to develop a secure health IT...

Can Healthcare Avoid “Black Box” Artificial Intelligence Tools?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Artificial intelligence is taking the healthcare industry by storm as researchers share breakthrough after breakthrough and vendors quickly commercialize advanced algorithms offering clinical decision support or financial and operational aid....

NIH Preps National Launch of “All of Us” Precision Medicine Biobank

by Jessica Kent

The All of Us Research Program is in its expanded beta phase and is making strides in patient engagement and data capabilities in preparation for its national launch, according to program director Eric Dishman. The program, which began its initial...

ONC: Artificial Intelligence Has Potential to Reshape Healthcare

by Jennifer Bresnick

Artificial intelligence is playing an increasingly important role in healthcare analytics and will continue to dramatically influence the development of clinical decision support and business intelligence, says a new report by JASON, commissioned...

NIH Calls for “All of Us” Population Health Research Proposals

by Jennifer Bresnick

Update: The NIH has extended the submission deadline from February 9 to February 23, 2018. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has put out an informal call for research proposals to harness its growing All of Us big data resources. ...

Adopting Big Data Analytics, Precision Medicine Drives Quality Care

by Jessica Kent

The successful adoption of technological innovations in big data analytics, precision medicine, and digital health will increase quality care, according to a health policy statement from the American College of Cardiology (ACC). During an ACC...

UCSC Cancer Research Awarded $500,000 Precision Medicine Grant

by Jessica Kent

The California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine (CIAPM) has awarded a $500,000 state grant to the Treehouse Childhood Cancer Initiative of the UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute. Treehouse is the pediatric cancer research arm of the UCSC...

GE, Roche Partner for Big Data Analytics, Precision Medicine Platform

by Jennifer Bresnick

GE Healthcare and Roche Diagnostics have announced a collaboration aimed at developing a digital diagnostics platform providing clinical decision support for oncology and critical care.  The partnership will leverage both companies’...

Allscripts Buys Practice Fusion to Bulk Up on Big Data, EHR, Life Sciences

by Jennifer Bresnick

Allscripts has announced that it will acquire Practice Fusion, a health IT vendor offering a cloud-based EHR and data analytics tools for life science companies, for $100 million in cash. The acquisition will allow Allscripts to extend its big...

FDA Seeks Patient Engagement for Clinical Trials, Precision Medicine

by Jessica Kent

The FDA is seeking nominations of individuals interested in joining the new Patient Engagement Collaborative (PEC), which will discuss how to improve patient engagement in medical product development, clinical trials, precision medicine, and...

MIT Works to Align Pharmaceutical Development, Public Health Needs

by Jennifer Bresnick

A new project from the MIT Center for Biomedical Innovation aims to align innovative pharmaceutical development with real-world patient care and public health needs.  The Learning Ecosystems for Accelerating Patient-Centered and Sustainable...

Artificial Intelligence a “Low Priority” for Healthcare Orgs in 2018

by Jennifer Bresnick

Close to two-thirds of healthcare organizations are marking artificial intelligence deployments as low or very low priority in 2018, according to a new survey, indicating that AI may not be coming as quickly to the industry as some enthusiasts...

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