Precision Medicine Under the Microscope
We are on the beat to find and report just what is happening now in Precision Medicine. Look for this on going report each month as we find articles, commentary, interviews, and events of interest on Precision Medicine. Read more posts on Precision Medicine and follow the hashtag #PrecisionMedicine.
The US National Library of Medicine says “although the term ‘precision medicine’ is relatively new, the concept has been a part of healthcare for many years. For example, a person who needs a blood transfusion is not given blood from a randomly selected donor; instead, the donor’s blood type is matched to the recipient to reduce the risk of complications. Although examples can be found in several areas of medicine, the role of precision medicine in day-to-day healthcare is relatively limited. Researchers hope that this approach will expand to many areas of health and healthcare in coming years.”
What is the difference between precision medicine and personalized medicine? What about pharmacogenomics?
According to the NIH US National Libarary of Medicine, National Research Council, there is a lot of overlap between the terms. Learn more.
Precision Medicine in Action
If you will be in the DC, Maryland, or NoVA area on Wednesday, July 11, consider checking out the @AllofUsResearch Journey Exhibit between 11:00am-3:00pm! See first-hand what it means to #JoinAllofUs and learn how your health data can help transform our nation’s health! pic.twitter.com/wtEFRq5gXN
— NACCHO (@NACCHOalerts) July 9, 2018
All of Us Research Program
— AllofUsResearch (@AllofUsResearch) May 30, 2018
DrFirst Helps Clinicians Personalize Treatment Plans Through Genomics Testing
DrFirst (@DrFirst), a nationally ranked provider of medication management and secure communications solutions, has added a new pharmacogenomics (PGx) capability within the workflow of its Rcopia electronic prescribing suite. The new PGx solution, developed in collaboration with Translational Software Inc. (TSI) and in conjunction with Exceltox and Alpha Genomix Laboratories, allows physicians to order genomic tests for patients to understand how patients will respond to current or planned medications.
CTO Talk on HealthcareNOW Radio
Tune in to HealthcareNOW Radio at 7:00am, 3:00pm and 11:00pm ET weekday for CTO Talk (#CTOTalk). Host Matt Ferrari discusses the issues, challenges, and opportunities transforming healthcare technology today, all from the CTO point of view. Matt’s current guest is Glenda Anderson, CEO, Farsight Genome Systems discussing how precision medicine is benefiting from the cloud. Speeding the time to market from genomics research and testing to clinicians providing patient care.
Precision Medicine Initiative
The National Library of Medicine also tells us the “Precision Medicine Initiative is a long-term research endeavor, involving the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and multiple other research centers, which aims to understand how a person’s genetics, environment, and lifestyle can help determine the best approach to prevent or treat disease.” The Initiative has both short and long term goals.
Resources & Events
The Journal of Precision Medicine (@JournPrecMed)
The world’s first print publication to discuss the many key global issues surrounding this rapidly evolving landscape. It does so by connecting both ends of the life science continuum – the compelling discoveries being realized in molecular research with the critical needs of the patient in the clinical setting.
The Personalized Medicine Coalition (@permedcoalition)
PMC, representing innovators, scientists, patients, providers and payers, promotes the understanding and adoption of personalized medicine concepts, services and products to benefit patients and the health system.
Save the Date: 14th Annual Personalized Medicine Conference, November 14-15 2018 in Boston MA.