Precision Medicine

AI is on the rise in healthcare in 2017, according to ECRI. Pepper, a humanoid robot, can interpret human body language and read emotion.

By Jessica Davis 12:00 pm January 10, 2017
Liquid biopsies, opioid addiction biosensors and AI top ECRI's annual list of technologies that will transform the healthcare industry in the year ahead.
patient advocates
By John Andrews 07:02 am January 10, 2017
Kristina Sheridan is among the growing legion of caregivers who have come to believe that involving input from patients and their families can be a game-changer when it comes to diagnosis and treatment. 
By Tom Sullivan 01:53 pm January 09, 2017
The outgoing national coordinator discusses interoperability, the promise of innovation and how he used a Palm Pilot to be a better clinician at the point of care. 

Deborah DiSanzo, general manager at IBM Watson Health, says the company's partnership with Illumina lays the groundwork for better understanding of the impact of genomics in oncology.

By Bernie Monegain 10:06 am January 09, 2017
IBM will integrate its cognitive computing platform Watson for Genomics with biotech company Illumina's tumor sequencing technology. Executives announced what they called a "groundbreaking partnership" Jan. 9 at the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco.
health IT wish 2017
By Mike Miliard 11:56 am January 05, 2017
From health policy to cybersecurity, better interoperability to more usable EHRs – a long list of hopes for the year ahead.
Mayo Groupon machine learning

Groupon co-founder and Tempus CEO and co-founder Eric Lefkofsky said that cutting-edge technologies such as machine learning have not yet permeated the healthcare system. 

By Jack McCarthy 07:01 am January 05, 2017
Mayo will deploy the Tempus “operating system to battle cancer,” to apply analytics that can be used for improving patients’ quality of life and survival rates. 
Intermountain heart mapping arrhythmias

John Day, MD, cardiologist and Medical Director of the Intermountain Heart Rhythm Specialists in Salt Lake City

By Bernie Monegain 10:30 am January 03, 2017
Doctors at the health network used St. Jude Medical’s EnSite Precision system to map structures and electrical current of a heart to treat abnormal heartbeats.
precision medicine HIMSS17
By Jessica Davis 09:23 am December 28, 2016
Our rundown of all things precision medicine that attendees can expect to find at this year’s annual conference, including an all-day precision medicine symposium, education sessions and expert speakers.
Mayo Clinic genomic lymphoma
By Jack McCarthy 10:12 am December 22, 2016
The new Lymph2Cx test can accurately diagnose non-Hodgkins lymphoma and help determine treatment regimens in ways that Mayo Clinic doctors said have the potential to transform patient care. 
IT infrastructure personalized care

John Deeken, MD, chief operating officer, Inova Translational Medicine Institute

By Mike Miliard 01:57 pm December 20, 2016
Precision medicine is promising, but integrating genomics with EHRs and workflow poses challenges. The technology for testing is the easy part. Putting the results into a usable format for clinicians can be more problematic, says Inova's John Deeken, MD.   

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