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Is Parkinson’s Disease Ready for Precision Medicine?

December 1, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Todd Sherer, Ph.D., CEO of The Michael J. Fox Foundation, talks about strategies on how to advance precision medicine in Parkinson’s disease (PD).

VA, Flow Health Partner on Precision Medicine for Veterans

November 30, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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San Francisco-based vendor Flow Health has formed a five-year partnership with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to build a medical knowledge graph with deep learning to inform medical decision-making and train artificial intelligence (AI) to...

At WoHIT, a Finnish HIT Leader Details a Groundbreaking Nationwide Health Data Initiative

November 27, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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Jaana Sinipuro and her colleagues at the SITRA agency are leading an initiative to combine healthcare, social welfare, and consumer data from across databases in Finland, to create a nationwide data hub that can be leveraged to improve the well-being of all...

Broad Institute Partners with Intel to Enhance Genomic Data Analytics

November 22, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard announced a $25 million collaboration with Intel Corporation to scale researchers’ ability to analyze massive amounts of genomic data from diverse sources worldwide.

ASCO’s CancerLinQ is Harnessing Big Data to Build a Learning Health System

November 22, 2016  | 
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Robert Miller, M.D., a board-certified medical oncologist and informaticist and medical director at ASCO's CancerLinQ, discusses the progress, to date, to build the CancerLinQ research data network to enable oncologists to improve care quality.

Mount Sinai Builds on its Robotic Surgery Techniques with New Institute

November 16, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Mount Sinai Health System in New York City has established a robotics institute aiming to advance patient care and augment research and training.

Flatiron, Foundation Partner on Clinico-Genomic Database

November 15, 2016  |  David Raths
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Flatiron Health and Foundation Medicine have partnered to launch a clinico-genomic database that combines Foundation’s genomic profiling data with annotated longitudinal clinical and outcomes data developed by Flatiron from electronic health records.

IBM Watson Health, Broad Institute Launch Research Initiative on Cancer Drug Resistance

November 10, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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IBM Watson Health and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard have launched a research initiative aimed at discovering the basis of cancer drug resistance.

The Ongoing Struggle to Get Actionable Genomic Data to the Point of Care

October 26, 2016  |  David Raths
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Speakers at an HL7 genomics policy conference describe how difficult it is for providers to make sense of genomics lab results without related clinical decision support.

White House Report Highlights Role of Big Data in Cancer Moonshot Efforts

October 18, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Monday delivered the Cancer Moonshot Task Force report summarizing the work of the initiative since its inception 10 months ago and outlined new commitments toward the goals of the Cancer Moonshot from both the public and private...

Medical Centers Receive NIH Funding to Recruit Volunteers for PMI Cohort

October 14, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded funding to four regional medical center groups that will join a national network of healthcare provider organizations that will implement the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) cohort program.
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