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How Geisinger Created a Patient-Facing Genomic Test Report in Its Patient Portal

June 7, 2018  |  David Raths
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Geisinger Health has created a patient-facing genomic test report within its Epic EHR ecosystem. Healthcare Informatics interviewed Marc Williams, M.D., director of its Genomic Medicine Institute, about the deployment.

Personalized Medicine Awareness Low Among U.S. Adults, Survey Finds

May 25, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Genetics and personalized medicine are not top of mind for the general public in the U.S., according to a recent survey from GenomeWeb and the Personalized Medicine Coalition.

NIH Issues Funding Announcement for All of Us Genomic Research Program

May 24, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) “All of Us” Research Program has issued a funding announcement for genome centers to generate genotype and whole genome sequence data from participants’ biosamples.

Geisinger National Precision Health Hires Illumina Exec to Lead Business Development

May 22, 2018  |  David Raths
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Integrated health system Geisinger has hired a high-profile genetic counselor to head up business development for Geisinger National Precision Health, which was created to extend the Geisinger model on the national scene.

NIH’s All of Us Program Hits Milestone with National Enrollment to Launch May 6

May 1, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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The National Institutes of Health’s “All of Us” Research Program, an unprecedented effort to advance precision medicine, has hit a significant milestone as the enrollment beta phase is ending and the program’s open national enrollment will launch May 6.

NIH Awards $10M to Alabama-based Newborn Genome Sequencing Project

April 26, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a four-year, $10 million grant to HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, a Huntsville, Ala.-based genomics and genetics research institute, in collaboration with the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)...

University of Nebraska Medical Center Getting Genomic Sequencing Data Into EHR

April 25, 2018  |  David Raths
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The Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center at the University of Nebraska Medical Center/Nebraska Medicine has launched a discrete genomic results reporting system using the HL7 2.5 format.

Intermountain Healthcare Launches Study to Unlock Genomic Data

April 18, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Researchers from the Salt Lake City, Utah-based Intermountain Healthcare have announced a long-term prospective study that they think has the potential to help physicians and others unlock genomic data.

UCSF Names First Chief Genomics Officer

April 16, 2018  |  David Raths
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Recognizing that genomics is playing an increasingly important role in medicine, the University of California San Francisco Health has appointed its first chief genomics officer (CGO).

St. Jude Launches Cloud-Based Genomics Data Platform for Researchers

April 13, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital announced this week the launch of St. Jude Cloud, an online data-sharing and collaboration platform that provides researchers access to what St. Jude describes as the world's largest public repository of pediatric...

VUMC Launches Precision Medicine Subsidiary, Nashville Biosciences

April 5, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Officials with Nashville-based Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) have launched a subsidiary to house the organization’s genomic and bioinformatics resources to advance drug and diagnostics discovery and development.

Research: Precision Medicine May Improve Survival in Late-Stage Cancer, Lower Costs

March 23, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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A precision medicine study conducted by researchers from Intermountain Precision Genomics and Stanford University School of Medicine indicates that precision oncology may improve overall survival and lower healthcare costs for advanced cancer patients.

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