HIMSS Precision Medicine Summit to address genomics, social determinants and the democratization of healthcare

The two-day event features more than 20 experts sharing insights about precision medicine in the here-and-now and the promise it holds for the future.
By Tom Sullivan
10:35 AM
HIMSS Precision Medicine Summit

Precision medicine: It’s not just a future-state everyone hopes will arrive soon. Rather, cutting-edge hospitals already have aggressive programs underway to tailor personalized care to patients and populations alike.

Count the Mayo Clinic, Penn Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, The University of Texas, Brigham and Women’s, University of California at San Francisco, Stanford and Washington University among those.

[Also: Precision medicine: Analytics, data science and EHRs in the new age]

Executives, researchers and experts from those and other leading providers will be speaking at the HIMSS and Healthcare IT News Precision Medicine Summit in Boston on June 12-13, 2017.

Eric Dishman, director of the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us precision medicine research program is on tap to deliver the opening keynote. Dishman, a cancer survivor cured after 23 years because of precision medicine techniques, will provide a talk about “Accelerating Precision Medicine for Everyone.”

The first day will feature sessions on genomics, gene therapy, how genome editing could re-shape the science of medicine — as well as some of the blocking and tackling of precision medicine, including overcoming informatics and other challenges and curing cancer.

[Also: Hospitals rank population health, value-based care, patient experience as top strategic drivers of precision medicine]

Progressing from there, the second day kicks off with a keynote titled “Moving From Precision Medicine to Precision Health” by Lynda Chin, MD, Chief Innovation Officer for Health Affairs at the University of Texas System.

The second day’s agenda also includes sessions on ethical issues, integrating genomics into electronic health records systems, a doctor-patient’s perspective on precision medicine, the role of empiric data on the path to genomic medicine, social determinants of health.


  Learn more at the Precision Medicine Summit in Boston, June 12-13, 2017.  Register here.


The Precision Medicine Summit concludes with a keynote dubbed ‘The Democratization of Healthcare – Viva la Revolution!” 

Twitter: SullyHIT
Email the writer: tom.sullivan@himssmedia.com


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