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 at HIMSS19
This year if your are attending HIMSS19, look for several ways to learn more and experience precision medicine.
Precision Medicine Summit
February 11, 2019 | 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Rosen Centre – Executive Ballroom H
Cost: $350 Additional Registration.
The Precision Medicine Summit gives CIOs, data scientists, physicians, academic researchers, and other senior-level stake-holders intensive insight and strategies to move the practice of precision medicine into primary care.
Follow the conversation with #PrecisionHIT.
Remember to add this pre-conference specialty program to your HIMSS19 registration.
Precision Medicine in Action
XIFIN Enters Precision Medicine Informatics Market with the Launch of VisualStrata®
XIFIN, Inc. (@XIFIN) unveiled VisualStrata, the only precision medicine informatics platform that curates and visualizes diagnostic, clinical and financial data to document the patient journey through diagnosis, treatment and outcomes. By uniquely collating structured and unstructured data from disparate systems into a single source, healthcare professionals gain deeper insights into optimal disease treatments and drive personalized care decisions.
National Institutes of Health Launches Fitbit Project as First Digital Health Technology Initiative in Landmark All of Us Research Program
Fitbit (@fitbit), the leading global wearables brand, and the NIH (@NIH) launched the Fitbit Bring-Your-Own-Device project, the first digital health technology initiative for the All of Us Research Program. Fitbit users currently enrolled in the program can now choose to sync their Fitbit accounts to help researchers unlock deeper insights into the relationships between health indicators such as physical activity, heart rate, sleep and health outcomes. By consenting to sync their data with All of Us, Fitbit users have the opportunity to contribute to one of the world’s largest precision medicine studies and help build one of the most diverse data sets for scientific research. Fitbit is the first wearable to be included in the program.
Announcement: OPR pleased to announce “Precision Medicine: An Action Plan for California”
In 2017, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. (@Cal_OPR) announced the formation of a precision medicine advisory committee to provide concrete recommendations for actions to improve health and healthcare through precision medicine in California. The sixteen-member precision medicine advisory committee brought together perspectives from a variety of institutions across sectors and California. “Precision Medicine: An Action Plan for California,” provides actionable steps to Governor Brown, Governor-elect Newsom and the Legislature to position California in the lead to advance precision health and medicine.
Conversations on Health Care
Conversations on Health Care airs weekdays at 1 am, 9 am, and 5 pm ET. In this episode, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Edward Abrahams, President of the Personalized Medicine Coalition which supports the emerging science of precision medicine and the huge potential it holds for cost savings with pharmacogenomics, targeted therapies, and improved outcomes for patients and health systems. They discuss the Coalition’s upcoming summit at Harvard which will bring together policy makers, leading scientists, advocates and provider organizations to devise strategies for advancing precision medicine.
All of Us Research Program
— AllofUsResearch (@AllofUsResearch) January 17, 2019
Precision Medicine World Conference 2019
Carlos Bustamante @cdbustamante, Chair of Department of Biomedical Data Science @StanfordHealth, join Empowering Researchers, Citizen, Scientists, and Patients Via Successful Data Sharing session at 16th @PMWCintl Jan. 20-23 @Santa Clara Convention Center. Join us #pmwc19 pic.twitter.com/iIXinU8UsM
— Precision Medicine World Conference (@PMWCintl) January 17, 2019
.@NatureMedicine article calls for #DeepLearning, smarter #healthcare, and notes that “bringing artificial intelligence to medicine will not sideline doctors, but will instead enhance their strengths.” #PMWC19 @atulbutte #AI #MachineLearning #intelligence https://t.co/SaN306nmHZ pic.twitter.com/JJfkdAoUDD
— George Mensah, MD (@NHLBI_Translate) January 22, 2019
I am having a blast! 450 speaker over 3 days in tracks – #PMWC19 has become THE MUST ATTEND event in #PrecisionMedicine with topics ranging form #ArtificialIntelligence over LiquidBiopsies to #Regulation, #VentureCapital and more #Digitalhealth https://t.co/NPwAUVSBIG @PMWCIntl pic.twitter.com/khq7qaB50D
— Dr. Thomas Wilckens (@Thomas_Wilckens) January 21, 2019
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.
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.