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California Gov. Brown’s Budget Proposes $30M for Precision Medicine

January 12, 2018  |  David Raths
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California Gov. Jerry Brown has proposed a budget allocation of $30 million to establish the California Institute to Advance Precision Health and Medicine.

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.

Healthcare Informatics Podcast: John Halamka on Precision Medicine and the Wide-Ranging Future of Health IT

January 9, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In the most recent Healthcare Informatics podcast, Managing Editor Rajiv Leventhal and Dr. John Halamka discuss the CIO’s latest takeaways on MACRA, and also touch on other key health IT topics such as the next frontier in innovation and precision medicine.

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.

All of Us Research Program Partners with National Library of Medicine

December 4, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The National Institute of Health’s (NIH) “All of Us” Research Program is partnering with the National Library of Medicine (NLM) to raise awareness about the program and improve participant access.

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 Awards $9M for Data Commons Pilot Phase

November 10, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The NIH has doled out 12 awards totaling $9 million to launch its Data Commons pilot phase, which will explore the feasibility and best practices for making digital objects available through collaborative platforms.

Scripps Selects Fitbit as First Wearable Used in All of Us Program

November 7, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The National Institute of Health’s All of Us research program has selected Fitbit as the first wearable to be used in the initiative.

University of Michigan Launches New Precision Health Research Initiative

October 9, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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The University of Michigan, based in Ann Arbor, has launched a new Precision Health initiative in which researchers across campus will combine biomedical expertise with big data and social science approaches to tailor health solutions for the population.

Committee Created to Guide California’s Precision Medicine Initiative

October 9, 2017  |  David Raths
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In April 2015 Gov. Edmund Brown announced the California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine (CIAPM), the first state-level effort to fund focused precision medicine projects to improve care and treatment for specific diseases. Last week Brown established an...

Precision Medicine Programs Becoming a High Priority for Health Systems

October 5, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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A recent survey of health system leaders has revealed that developing a precision medicine program within their organization has become an important priority.

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