Precision Medicine

National Health IT Week 2016

The United States Capitol Building in Washington, DC, as seen from the east side. Source: Martin Falbisoner via Wikimedia. 

By Tom Sullivan 07:25 am September 20, 2016
A guide to the annual event taking place in Washington, DC next week, as well as virtual and live gatherings around the country. Topical and timely themes include precision medicine, telehealth, interoperability and population health. 
Allscripts 2bPrecise precision medicine
By Jessica Davis 04:37 pm September 19, 2016
In an early-adopter program at the National Institutes of Health, the cloud-based genomics platform will be used to gauge how best to deliver precision medicine data to clinicians at the point of care.
Dignity Catholic precision medicine
By Bernie Monegain 10:41 am September 19, 2016
The initiative will offer advanced technologies and genomic profiling to nearly 150 hospitals, focusing first on cancer treatment, hospital executives said.
Zika test infection

No approved commercial tests are available, and processing the emergency-use tests FDA temporarily authorized takes too long and raises concerns about accuracy. Researchers are working to change that process. 

By Kaiser Health News 09:30 am September 19, 2016
No approved commercial tests are available, and processing the emergency-use tests FDA temporarily authorized takes too long and raises concerns about accuracy. Researchers are working to streamline that process. 
Pop Health Forum 2016
By Tom Sullivan 12:30 pm September 15, 2016
The second Pop Health Forum 2016 took place in Chicago with expert speakers, panelists and healthcare professionals discussing pressing issues, from analytics to chronic care management to telehealth. Here’s a roundup of what happened. 
By Bernie Monegain 11:35 am September 13, 2016
The deal marks the first testing collaboration for Intermountain Precision Genomics outside of the U.S.

Lumiata founder and CEO Ash Damle

By Jessica Davis 12:14 pm September 12, 2016
The technology leverages the company’s 175 million patient-record years and a patient’s medical history to predict the patient’s future health.
HHS Zika Moderna

Richard Hatchett, MD, acting director of BARDA, says the government is taking a three-pronged approach to fight Zika.

By Bernie Monegain 09:32 am September 08, 2016
The $8.2 million deal with Moderna aims to accelerate the development of vaccine technology and is expected to be faster than other approaches in developing vaccines.
machine learning healthcare
By Mike Miliard 07:53 am September 08, 2016
MIT professor John Guttag said that growing sets of aggregated data, federal rules mandating access to information and existing tools make machine learning a reality today. Here’s what healthcare organizations need to know about the emerging technology.
John Guttag, who leads the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, urged healthcare providers to aggressively incorporate machine learning into workflows.
By Mike Miliard 07:42 am September 08, 2016
These approaches have enormous potential to enable clinicians, doctors and researchers to spot patterns in existing data sets. We take a look at the two styles and what they mean to healthcare organizations.

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