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Bringing Genetics to the Forefront of Primary Care

October 4, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
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Health systems, such as NorthShore University HealthSystem, are now becoming more interested in incorporating genetic information into a patient’s care plan

All of Us Research Program Establishes 3 Genome Centers

September 26, 2018  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
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The All of Us Research Program has awarded funds totaling $28.6 million to establish three genome centers to generate genomic data from biosamples contributed by the program’s participants.

Making Precision Medicine a Reality at Cleveland’s University Hospitals

September 25, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
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University Hospitals is no stranger to precision medicine initiatives and a recent partnership is moving the needle even further

Advocate Aurora Health, Foxconn Plan Employee Wellness, “Smart City,” and Precision Medicine Collaboration

July 13, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Wisconsin-based Advocate Aurora Health is partnering with Foxconn Health Technology Business Group, a Taiwanese company, to develop new technology-driven healthcare services and tools.

Geisinger Launches Wide-Scale DNA Screening Program

July 10, 2018  |  David Raths
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Geisinger patients will be routinely screened to see if they have any gene variations linked to certain diseases.

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.

Intermountain Healthcare to Build Global DNA Registry with AncestryDNA, 23andMe Data

March 20, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Intermountain Healthcare is building a new global DNA registry based on medical histories from people around the world, using existing genetic test results and electronic health histories.

Nevada Population Health Project to Enroll Additional 40K Participants

March 13, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Launched in 2016, the Healthy Nevada Project is combining genetic, clinical, environmental and socioeconomic data to better understand the complex interplay between these factors and related effects on population health.

Cedars-Sinai Collaborates on Organs-on-Chip Precision Medicine Project

February 20, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Scientists at Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai, in partnership with biotechnology startup Emulate, are pioneering a Patient-on-a-Chip program to help predict which disease treatments would be most effective based on a patient's genetic makeup and disease...

HL7 Meeting to Focus on Intersection of Clinical Genomics, AI

February 16, 2018  |  David Raths
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Grant Wood, a member of the HL7 Clinical Genomics Work Group and a senior strategist at Intermountain Healthcare’s Clinical Genetics Institute, talks about the confluence of genomics and artificial intelligence

Global Alliance for Genomics and Health Launches Ambitious Roadmap

February 7, 2018  |  David Raths
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The Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) has unveiled a strategic roadmap involving more than two dozen projects to be launched in 2018 and developed over the next one to three years, laying the groundwork for real-world genomic data sharing by 2022.

Intermountain’s Precision Genomics Lab Begins Testing to Identify Hereditary Cancer Syndromes

February 5, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Intermountain Healthcare has announced that its Precision Genomics Core Laboratory has begun to validate and launch several tests that will identify disease-causing genetic variants associated with hereditary cancer syndromes.

Healthy Nevada Project Partners with Helix to Offer Genome Sequencing

January 11, 2018  |  David Raths
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The Healthy Nevada Project was launched 15 months ago to combine genetic data with health and population data, as well as information from environmental databases to create a large health determinants data set. Now it is have partnering with Helix, a personal...

UC Santa Cruz Cancer Research Awarded Precision Medicine Grant

January 10, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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The California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine (CIAPM) has awarded a state grant to the Treehouse Childhood Cancer Initiative of the UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute for continued childhood cancer research.

What are the Top Technology Priorities for Health System Leaders in 2018? A New Survey Sheds Some Light

December 7, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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A new survey indicates hospital and health system leaders are prioritizing investments in 2018 on proven technology solutions that will have an immediate impact and are proceeding cautiously with technologies like artificial intelligence.

Three Seattle-Based Healthcare Organizations Launch Precision Medicine Institute

December 7, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The Brotman Baty Institute for Precision Medicine has been launched in Seattle combining the research strengths and capabilities of UW Medicine, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and Seattle Children's.

With Pilots Done, What’s Next for Sync for Genes?

December 1, 2017  |  David Raths
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Sync for Genes was established to expedite the use of standards to enable patients’ ability to share their genomics information. What did pilot projects find?

Geisinger Announces New National Precision Health Initiative

November 16, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger Health System has launched a new National Precision Health Initiative, an effort to extend the Geisinger model of integrating genomics and data science into precision healthcare on the national scene.

NIH Tackles Population Health Disparities with Social Epigenomics Research

November 2, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) plans to award 10 grants to support social epigenomics research in health disparities. This investigator-initiated research is being funded as part of the Social Epigenomics Research Focused on Minority Health and Health...

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