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More Than Code: How True Interoperability Powers Precision Medicine

For more than a decade, healthcare interoperability has been top-of-mind for IT leaders, practitioners, investigators and administrators. Billions of dollars have been spent enabling the capture and storage of data, with the end goal of using it to the benefit of patients. And yet, an estimated 80 percent of healthcare data remains unstructured, and therefore locked and inaccessible. And so, we wait.

Big data stands ready to answer big questions in treatment and care, and in this era of precision medicine, the insights hidden in this data have never been more important. But until true interoperability is achieved, that potential will never be met. Solving this challenge requires more than code: It requires a holistic approach to data sharing and interoperability that addresses foundational social, cultural, and political issues, while simultaneously solving core technical needs. 

In this webinar, Dr. Philip R.O. Payne, PhD, FACMI, will detail the consequences of unfulfilled interoperability, the rise of precision medicine and data entrepreneurs, and present true interoperability as the solution. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe why liquid and high-quality data is the most fundamental resource in conducting precision medicine
  • Explain why current technologies fall short of interoperability, and how the Avec™ platform succeeds where others haven’t
  • Summarize an overview of the Avec™ federated data model, its functional architecture, and its ability to unleash data across disparate sources
  • Explain how interoperability frees researchers to pursue data-driven healthcare and life science innovation without boundaries

 Philip R.O. Payne, PhD, FACMI
 Signet Accel

Dr. Payne co-led the formation of Signet Accel and the creation of what is now the Avec™ platform. Currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics at The Ohio State University, College of Medicine, Dr. Payne is an internationally recognized leader in the field of clinical research informatics and translational bioinformatics.

He is the author of more than 175 publications focusing on the intersection of biomedical informatics and the clinical and translational science domains, including several seminal reports that have served to define a new sub-domain of biomedical informatics theory and practice specifically focusing upon clinical research applications.