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Venture Fund Targets Data-Driven Health Technologies

March 19, 2017  |  David Raths
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Seattle-based Biomatics Capital Partners, a venture capital firm focused on genomics, digital health and data-driven healthcare technologies, has announced the closing of its initial fund of $200 million, in excess of its target of $150 million.

Survey: In Five Years, Genomic, Patient-Generated Data Will Be More Useful Than Claims Data

March 10, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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In five years, genomic data and patient-generated data will join clinical and cost data as the most useful sources of health care data, according to a survey of healthcare executives and clinical leaders.

‘Sync for Genes’ to Complement ‘Sync for Science’

March 8, 2017  |  David Raths
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Sync for Genes will leverage FHIR infrastructure for communicating information from clinical genomic labs in a format usable across several medical settings.

Report: Predictive Genetic Testing Market to Reach $4.6B by 2025

March 6, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The global predictive genetic testing and consumer/wellness genomics market is anticipated to reach $4.6 billion by 2025, according to a report from Research and Markets.

LIVE FROM HIMSS17: IBM’s Rometty: Cognitive Computing Has Put Us on the Verge of a “Golden Age” in Healthcare

February 20, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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IBM CEO Ginni Rometty told HIMSS17 attendees in her opening keynote address that cognitive computing in healthcare “is mainstream, and it is real,” and predicted a “Golden Age” for healthcare worldwide, through AI-facilitated advances

NorthShore Integrates Pharmacogenomic Alerts Into Clinician Work Flow

February 6, 2017  |  David Raths
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NorthShore University HealthSystem has partnered with a company called ActX, which provides a service that enables real-time checking of each prescription against the patient’s genetics. The information is then delivered to the clinician through the EHR.

IBM and Illumina Partner on Work to Standardize Genomic Data Interpretation

January 10, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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IBM Watson Health and Illumina, Inc., a DNA sequencing and array-based technologies company, are partnering with the aim of helping cancer genomics researchers interpret the results of sequences.

Project GENIE Releases Aggregated Cancer Genomic Data Set

January 5, 2017  |  David Raths
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the American Association for Cancer Research has announced the first public release of cancer genomic data aggregated through its Project GENIE initiative.

Cancer Treatment Centers of America’s Precision Medicine Journey

December 7, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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At the New York eHealth Collaborative's (NYeC) Digital Health Conference, Susan Zook, an executive leader at Cancer Treatment Centers of America, discussed the organization's efforts to more effectively share aggregated cancer genomics data.

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...

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