Future-proofing precision medicine

Precision med is about to have its breakout moment

Here's the low-down: Despite the massive leaps forward in knowledge since the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003, the healthcare industry has yet to grapple with the big changes to people, processes and technology needed to truly capitalize on precision medicine.

From EHRs to interoperability to clinical decision support, healthcare as an industry does not have the technological infrastructure in place yet to advance precision med. But that's all about to change — and quickly.

This special project looks at what the healthcare industry must do to get to the point where care is more personalized than ever.

Essential reports and insights

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Future-proofing precision medicine: It's time to prepare for big changes

by Mike Miliard

Precision medicine is no longer just a buzzword, so teams must prime their infrastructure and educate clinicians now.

News

Case Study: How Banner built its IT program for genomics-based Alzheimer's pilot

by Mike Miliard

For research and clinical trials to succeed, it requires clearing some big hurdles – notably technology, financing and human factors.

Accelerate precision medicine with strategic, innovative technology

by Intel

Bryce Olson, global marketing director, health and life sciences at Intel Corp., discusses the data explosion.

Resources to rely on

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Checklist: 9 steps to future-proof your precision med program

by Mike Miliard

Here's the bottom line: Physicians, patients, IT staff and researchers all have a role to play.

Providers identify top 3 precision medicine challenges

by Intel

HIMSS survey reveals budget, data integration, lack of clinical expertise are concerns.

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Survey: Technology Support for Precision Medicine Initiatives

by Intel

Increasing number of providers are looking at in-house and third-party resources to support precision medicine initiatives.

3 areas to start future-proofing for precision medicine

by Intel

HIMSS Analytics survey indicates focus on Infrastructure, funding and human capital.

White Papers / Webinar

Embracing the Promise and Challenges of Precision Medicine

by Intel

Most healthcare providers believe precision medicine is important to the health and well-being of patients, yet many are uncertain about how to integrate precision medicine into their organizations, according to a recent HIMSS Analytics survey.

News and features to help you prepare

News

Precision med: Star Wars tech on a Flintstones chassis

by Susan Morse

The ability to sequence the human genome to predict chronic diseases is the Star Wars part but the infrastructure to support personalized care is still in the Flintstones age.

News

Most say they would pay for employee-subsidized genetic testing

by Mike Miliard

Some would pay as much as $1,000 for genomic sequencing offered through employer health plans.

News

Geisinger takes its precision health initiative to national stage

by Bernie Monegain

System appoints Huntington F. Willard appointed to lead program’s expansion across the U.S.

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EHRs are holding troves of genomic data, too bad it's not always easily usable

by Mike Miliard

In some cases, more data is needed to draw conclusions, and in others, the tech just isn’t there yet, John Quackenbush, a computational biologist at Harvard's Dana Farber Cancer Institute, says.

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AMA calls for clarity on how precision medicine is reimbursed

by Mike Miliard

As genomic tests and therapies advance, proliferate and get easier to administer, the group wants payers to be more transparent about how providers can bill for them.

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New precision medicine tools mean CIOs have to push them into the clinical workflow

by Bill Siwicki

More and more vendors are introducing tools for specific precision medicine capabilities and that makes more work for hospital IT shops that support them.

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For one scientist, the promise of precision medicine is personal

by Bernie Monegain

Author Kristin Ciriello Pothier saw first-hand how hopeless cancer can be, but today she’s on the front lines personalizing treatment.

News

The next precision medicine breakthrough is about apps, not EHRs

by Tom Sullivan

Hospitals such as Beth Israel Deaconess and Providence St. Joseph Health are building their own apps to transform the future of personalized care.