Since President Obama announced the launch of the Precision Medicine Initiative at the 2015 State of the Union, the concept been thrust into the spotlight as a way to improve treatment options - and perhaps even put an end to cancer.
HIMSS17 attendees can expect a similar focus at the annual conference taking place from February 19 - 23 in Orlando. Multiple sessions and forums will highlight challenges, innovations, and the big promise of precision medicine.
Here they are:
Precision Medicine Symposium: Precision Medicine IT Solutions - Driving Clinical Quality and Value
Kicking off HIMSS17 as part of the pre-education day, this day-long precision medicine forum will focus on the value healthcare organizations can gain from employing precision medicine. Further, it will discuss the challenges to implementing a successful program, while helping attendees determine whether their organization is ready for precision medicine deployment. Some highlights of the day, include: Using Health IT to Demonstrate the Value of Precision Medicine; Analytics and Data-Sharing for Outcomes-Based Reimbursement in Precision Medicine; Health IT for Automated Enterprise-Scale Clinical Trial Matching; and Shooting the Moon: IT Infrastructure for Data-Sharing Networks.
Speakers include: Lincoln Nadauld, MD, director of Cancer Genomics, Intermountain Healthcare
Suzanne Belinson, executive director, BlueCross BlueShield Association
Thomas D. Brown, executive director, Swedish Cancer Institute
When: February 19, 8AM - 4:30 PM
Where: Room 304A
Meeting the Challenges of Precision Medicine: Enhancing Innovation and Mitigating Risks
This panel will include experts in the medical, privacy and security and legal fields, who’ll discuss the challenges of precision medicine implementation initiatives. They’ll talk about innovations in the field, potential liabilities, current regulations and also a blueprint on how to address these issues. In addition, panel members will touch on patient engagement and improving data privacy and safety.
When: February 21, 9AM - 11AM
A Lewis and Clark Exploration of Precision Medicine
Experts from OHSU and Intel will discuss the challenges to data sharing and collaborating with other organizations, as well as challenges with cancer care - and potential solutions through a collaborative cancer cloud. For these leaders, the key to advancing precision medicine is IT: workflow orchestration, genomic and imaging pipeline improvements, scalable genomics databases and data analytics sharing.
Speakers: Brian Druker, MD, director, Oregon Health & Science University and its Knight Institute
Bryce Olsen, global marketing director, Health and Life Sciences, Intel
When: February 22, 10AM - 11AM
Where: Room 320
Precision Medicine: Harnessing Biomedical Data to Improve the Prediction, Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of Disease
Leaders from NIH Center for Cancer Research and PWC will focus on how emerging precision medicine technologies, platforms and tools are impacting the discovery of new treatments and preventions of disease. They’ll discuss current health data infrastructure initiatives like TOPMed and PCORnet, as well as analyze value from NHLBI’s large population cohort studies.
Speakers: Jason Levine, MD, associate director of IT and Clinical Informatics, NIH Center for Cancer Research
Abdul Shaikh, director, PwC
When: February 20, 3PM - 4PM
Where: Tangerine Ballroom, F4
Building an Integrated Precision Medicine Infrastructure
Experts from Translational Software and Inova Health System will zero in on how to successfully develop and implement a pharmacogenomics program and infrastructure, by drawing on the health system’s own experience. They’ll talk about key strategies and best practices for leveraging technology to get the most from genomics and personalized medicine initiatives.
Speakers: Don Rule, CEO, Translational Software
John Deeken, MD, COO, Inova Translational Medicine Institute and senior vice president, Inova Health System
When: February 20, 3PM - 4PM
Where: Room 331A
Precision Medicine: A New Era of Medicine
Included in the AMDIS/HIMSS Physicians’ Executive IT Symposium: Unlocking Value and Embracing Change, this session will draw from the current initiatives of organizations working toward making precision medicine and pharmacogenomics programs part of standard care. These experts will discuss the potential of precision medicine, like its ability to predict disease risk and response through the discovery of biomarkers.
Speakers: Peter Hulick, MD, medical director, Center for Personalized Medicine, Northshore University Health System
Vinod Ravi, MD, clinical medical director, Translational Research Accelerator, Department of Genomics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
When: February 19, 2PM - 3PM
Where: Regency Ballroom R
Bringing Precision Medicine to the Point of Care
An Allscripts subsidiary, 2bPrecise executive will zero in on how to insert meaningful information gathered from precision medicine into current workflows, as a way to notify providers when genetic tests make sense for their patients. Further, he’ll explain best practices for ingesting the interpreted results to make better treatment decisions. This session is part of the special program: YourTurn at HIMSS17.
Speaker: Joel Diamond, MD, CMO, 2bPrecise
When: February 20, 12PM - 1PM
Where: Room 300
Related HIMSS17 articles:
⇒ A guide to population health at HIMSS17
⇒ A guide to Women in Health IT happenings at HIMSS17
HIMSS17 runs from Feb. 19-23, 2017 at the Orange County Convention Center.
This article is part of our ongoing coverage of HIMSS17. Visit Destination HIMSS17 for previews, reporting live from the show floor and after the conference.