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House Appropriations Bill Includes 37 Percent Budget Cut for ONC, $1.1B Increase for NIH

July 14, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
The House Appropriations Committee released a draft funding bill for 2018 that included a $22 million budget cut for ONC—a number that is right in line with President Trump’s budget request that he released in May.

Might Personalized Medicine End Up Becoming Something Different Than Imagined?

June 26, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
commentary
The presentation last week at the Health IT Summit in Boston, by John Halamka, M.D. and Kristy Darby, offered tantalizing hints about how the concept of personalized medicine might ultimately evolve forward in patient care delivery

At the Health IT Summit in Boston, a Fresh Look at the Emergence of Personalized Medicine

June 23, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
article
At the Health IT Summit in Boston last week, Kristin Darby of Cancer Treatment Centers of America and John Halamka, M.D. of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston offered insights into the potential and the challenges inherent in the emergence of...

Quest Diagnostics Plans to Form Precision Oncology Center of Excellence

June 14, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
Quest Diagnostics is acquiring two laboratory businesses in Lewisville, Texas, with the aim to establish a center of excellence providing diagnostic services to aid the detection and management of cancer for oncologists and patients nationwide.

Survey: 26 Percent of Hospitals Have Adopted Precision Medicine

June 7, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
Nearly 70 percent of organizations with plans to conduct precision medicine intend to do so within the next 12 to 24 months, according to a recent HIMSS Analytics report.

Utilizing the Cloud to Power Analytics and Personalized Medicine in Colorado

June 7, 2017  |  Heather Landi
article
Health Data Compass, an analytics initiative supported by four major healthcare provider organizations in the Denver area, is leveraging cloud-based data management to integrate patient genomic data and EHR data to drive forward personalized medicine.

Hackensack Meridian Health Takes on Cancer Care with New Tech Partnership

June 5, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
New Jersey-based Hackensack Meridian Health is collaborating with IBM Watson and health data company Cota with the end goal of helping oncologists make evidence- and outcomes-based clinical decisions for their cancer patients.

Mount Sinai Spins Out Sema4 to Focus on Genetic Data

June 2, 2017  |  David Raths
news
Sema4, a company spun out of Mount Sinai Health System in New York, aims to combine comprehensive screening and diagnostic testing, predictive modeling, cutting-edge technologies, and open-access data.

Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and CMU Develop App for High-Risk Pregnant Women

May 1, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
Maternal-fetal medicine specialists at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC collaborated with decision scientists at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), also based in Pittsburgh, to develop and test a personalized smartphone application designed to combat preterm birth by...

NIH Will Get $2 Billion Funding Boost in 2017 Under Proposed Spending Plan

May 1, 2017  |  Heather Landi
news
Congressional leaders reached a bipartisan agreement on Sunday to fund the government through September, avoiding a shutdown of federal agencies, according to reporting from The Hill, citing two senior congressional aides.

In the Pursuit of Precision Medicine and Value-Based Care: Are They Dual, Yet Synergistic Goals?

April 26, 2017  |  Heather Landi
article
Precision medicine often is approached as a research endeavor, while value-based care transformation is framed as an operational initiative. However, one bioinformatics thought-leader asserts they are highly synergistic and, at their core, data-centric issues.

In Pittsburgh, a Big Data Alliance Looks to Transform Healthcare

April 13, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Rob Hartman, program manager, UPMC Enterprises, discusses what’s new with the Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance and what lessons have been learned as it enters its third year.

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