Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Precision Medicine

CancerLinQ Data Lake Gathers Electronic Records of 1M Patients

by Jennifer Bresnick

The CancerLinQ initiative now boasts electronic health data from one million cancer patients, adding to the platform’s ability to help oncologists across the nation improve their quality of care. The project, founded in 2013 under...

FDA, Europe Team up for Precision Medicine, Patient Engagement

by Jennifer Bresnick

The FDA and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) are working together to advance precision medicine treatments for patients with rare diseases, officials announced last week, marking more than a decade of cross-Atlantic collaboration on...

Cancer Moonshot Report Showcases Precision Medicine Progress

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Cancer Moonshot has made significant progress since its January launch, bringing together public and private precision medicine organizations in one of the largest concerted efforts to tackle the deadly disease, said Vice President Joe...

FDA Holds App-a-Thon for Precision Medicine, Next-Gen Genomics

by Nathan Boroyan

The FDA is hosting an industry-wide development challenge to create apps that use next-generation sequencing (NSG) technology to pursue new precision medicine breakthroughs. “FDA is increasingly harnessing the power of...

Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence Gain Healthcare Momentum

by Jennifer Bresnick

Big data is only as valuable as the applications used to process and present it – and those applications are starting to get eerily clever as developers get to grips with machine learning and artificial intelligence in the healthcare...

Precision Medicine, Genomics Partnership Boosts Big Data Sharing

by Nathan Boroyan

The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation will contribute genomic and clinical data to the Genomic Data Commons, one of the National Cancer Institute’s centerpiece precision medicine projects, the organizations announced last...

Precision Medicine, Blue Button Among White House Big Data Efforts

by Nathan Boroyan

Precision medicine, medical research, and improved patient engagement through initiatives like Blue Button are among the highlight achievements of the Obama Administration’s emphasis on data transparency and information sharing,...

Precision Medicine Aids 20% Drop in Pediatric Cancer Deaths

by Nathan Boroyan

The pediatric cancer death rate declined by 20 percent between 1999 and 2014, according to new data from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), indicating that precision medicine techniques and an emphasis on personalized care...

Big Data Integrity Needed to Use Genomics for Care Coordination

by Jennifer Bresnick

Genomics is the cornerstone of the cutting-edge precision medicine programs aimed at eradicating cancer and other high-impact diseases, but it can also have a significant impact on improving more generalized patient outcomes.  A...

“Data Lake as a Service” Enables Internet of Things, Precision Medicine

by Jennifer Bresnick

Earlier this year, Partners HealthCare gave the industry a glimpse of its ambitious plans to create a combination big data storage warehouse, research workbench, and analytics environment, based on data lake technology, that could support...

Six Pediatric Hospitals Create Personalized Medicine Coalition

by Jennifer Bresnick

Some of the nation’s most lauded pediatric medical centers are aiming to advance personalized medicine through a new collaborative arrangement funded by philanthropist Denny Sanford. The Sanford Children’s Genomic Medicine...

Cancer Moonshot Unveils 10 Big Data Tasks for Curing Cancer

by Jennifer Bresnick

Big data analytics, increased patient participation, and more sophisticated attacks on the root causes of cancer must combine with well-funded research opportunities to help the healthcare industry defeat the deadly threat of cancer, says...

Groups Urge $34.1B NIH Budget for Precision Medicine, Research

by Nathan Boroyan

Continued progress with precision medicine, population health, and other critical research activities depends on securing the proposed $34.1 billion budget for the National Institutes of Health, according to more than 200 patient advocacy...

Pancreatic Cancer is Target of New Precision Medicine Grants

by Nathan Boroyan

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is opening up opportunities to fund precision medicine and early detection initiatives in its 2017 round of research grants. In 2017, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is increasing investment in...

29% of Healthcare Providers Currently Use Precision Medicine

by Jennifer Bresnick

Close to a third of healthcare organizations participating in a HIMSS Analytics poll are currently employing precision medicine techniques in everyday care, indicating that a personalized approach to medicine is already much more than just...

UT Southwestern Receives $9.6M Precision Medicine Research Grant

by Nathan Boroyan

The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) has awarded the University of Texas $9.6 million to the University of Texas Southwestern for six new precision medicine research projects aiming to address the origins and...

Despite Possibilities of Precision Medicine, Challenges Remain

by Nathan Boroyan

Precision medicine is an emerging approach to disease treatment and prevention that takes into account each person's genes, environment, and lifestyle. The ideas behind precision medicine are not new, but the development of big data...

Is Gene Therapy a False Trail for Precision Medicine Research?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Gene therapy researchers aiming to create precision medicine treatments may be heading in the wrong direction, according to an editorial published last month in the Journal of the American Medical Association, and should not be the only...

Most Patients Eager to Join Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Cohort may have a brighter-than-anticipated future ahead of it, according to a new survey of potential participants conducted by the National Institutes of Health.  Nearly 80 percent of the...

Precision Medicine Study Highlights Role of Machine Learning

by Nathan Boroyan

When it comes to the future of diagnosing and treating cancer, computers – not humans – could hold the key to delivering the best quality precision medicine. A new study out of the Stanford University School of Medicine has...

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