Precision Medicine

Peter Embi, MD, will join the Regenstrief Institute as President and CEO next December.

By Bernie Monegain 01:13 pm October 24, 2016
Peter Embi, MD, an internationally recognized expert in biomedical informatics, will leave his post as interim chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics and associate dean for research informatics at Ohio State University’s College of Medicine, to join Regenstrief Institute as CEO.
Amazon Microsoft NCI Biden
By Jessica Davis 12:28 pm October 20, 2016
The National Cancer Institute, Amazon Web Services and Microsoft have partnered to build NCI an online repository for genomic data, the White House announced as part of its Cancer Moonshot Task Force report.
Big Data healthcare analytics
By Tom Sullivan 06:28 am October 19, 2016
The industry must move beyond the hype, for starters, but that won’t be easy. Experts discuss the challenges, success stories and technologies of the not-so-distant future.  
Johns Hopkins precision medicine
By Jessica Davis 03:12 pm October 17, 2016
The academic medical center also intends to open eight precision medicine centers to advance technologies and measurement tools to improve patient care.

"I am a science geek, and I don't make any apologies for it," said President Barack Obama (here launching the Precision Medicine Initiative in 2015) at the White House Frontiers Conference on Oct. 13.

By Jessica Davis 12:56 pm October 14, 2016
The president, along with researchers and scientists, explored the ways technology will improve healthcare and other industries at the day-long conference on Thursday.
By Bill Siwicki 07:07 am October 14, 2016
Healthcare IT News asks HIT professionals to take part in an important new survey that will study the place of EHRs, cybersecurity, population health, Big Data and more in the year ahead.  
NIH brain neural dust
By Bernie Monegain 11:57 am October 13, 2016
New National Institutes of Health funding will go toward neural dust, autism, Alzheimer’s, stroke and brain-related conditions.
Precision Medicine Geisinger Partners

Eric Dishman, director of the PMI Cohort Program, wants to recruit a million people for precision medicine.

By Bernie Monegain 11:42 am October 13, 2016
The National Institutes invests a new $5.5 million to start recruitment and build the infrastructure.
ReadCoor, spins from Harvard after pulling in $23M in first round of funding

George Church invented and developed FISSEQ, a gene imaging platform.

By Bernie Monegain 10:50 am October 04, 2016
Startup has developed imaging platform for gaining insight into cancer, infectious diseases, cognitive disorders and more.
HHS genentic sequencing platform

BARDA acting director Richard Hatchett, MD, said that the technology would enable faster diagnoses to help clinicians determine the right treatment.

By Bernie Monegain 11:25 am October 03, 2016
Health and Human Service Department said it is working with DNA Electronics on technology to determine genetic code within four hours to enable a faster and more accurate public health response to pandemic influenza and antibiotic-resistant infections.

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