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NIH Unveils Precision Medicine, Genomics, Big Data Analytics Plan

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has published a detailed framework outlining its vision for the development of its Precision Medicine Initiative, a wide-ranging research program that hopes to integrate healthcare big data analytics, advances...

IBM Watson, Boston Children’s Kick Precision Medicine into Gear

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College students aren’t the only ones moving into their new Boston-area digs this season as the school year gets under way.  The brand new IBM Watson Health division opened the doors to its Cambridge offices today, announcing a slew...

Big Data Analytics, Genomics to Spur Collaborative ALS Research

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Three major academic medical centers are combining their big data analytics forces to tackle Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), a common yet poorly understood degenerative neuromuscular condition.  Johns Hopkins University’s Robert...

How Advanced Genomics, Big Data Will Enable Precision Medicine

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For decades, researchers have been seeking a cure for cancer. That goal has been elusive, mostly because, until recently, we had no way to identify the mutations that cause cells to go from normal growth to out-of-control-growth. With genome...

NIH Awards $35.4M in EHR Genomics, Precision Medicine Grants

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is jumpstarting the nation’s precision medicine efforts by awarding more than $35 million in grants to academic and healthcare organizations researching the best ways to integrate genomic data into...

Precision Medicine Must Be a “Team Effort,” White House Says

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Collaboration is the name of the game when it comes to precision medicine, says White House Chief Data Scientist DJ Patil in a blog post outlining the next steps for the nation’s march into genomics, big data analytics, and personalized...

Is There Conflict between Precision Medicine, Population Health?

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If there’s one thing that all healthcare stakeholders can agree upon, it’s that there’s never enough time, money, or manpower to do everything that needs to be done.  Whether electronic health records, novel care delivery...

Are Big Data, Genomics, Precision Medicine the Cure for Cancer?

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A cure for cancer has always been one of the most elusive goals in healthcare, but new big data analytics solutions from a fresh wave of innovators may be bringing clinicians and patients closer than ever to critical breakthroughs in the treatment...

Will Meaningful Use Disgruntlement Delay Precision Medicine?

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EHRs and meaningful use simply don’t make anyone happy, if the latest in a long line of dismal survey results is to be believed.  Torturous interfaces, unbreakable data siloes, endless quality reporting requirements, and untenable...

Interoperability, Internet of Things First Tasks for Precision Medicine

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The development of precision medicine brings with it the promise of individualized treatments that target specific conditions and diseases with razor-sharp accuracy, harnessing the hidden power of genomics, deeply detailed clinical decision support,...

FDA Begins Crowdsourced Precision Medicine, Genomics Platform

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President Obama’s vision for a national precision medicine ecosystem is beginning its development, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced this week.  In a blog post on FDA Voice, officials unveiled plans for the December...

Precision Medicine, Personal Genomics Need Industry Standards

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Personalized genomic tests may be an integral part of the nation’s new focus on precision medicine, but patients who indulge their curiosity with cheap, at-home DNA tests may end up putting more pressure on providers instead of aiding their...

Healthcare analytics and the promise of personalized genomics

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When a patient sees an MRI of a tumor inside her, and stares at the image in shock as a physician tries to explain the next steps, she doesn’t really care how 80% of similar cases turn out.  She just wants to know how to fix what’s...

Understanding the data warehouse model for healthcare analytics

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Without clean, standardized data that can be manipulated, translated, and exchanged when needed, an analytics program has no hope of getting off the ground.  After bringing clinical and financial information in to a system through EHRs and...

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