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New Precision Medicine Integrations in Epic’s EHR Offer Hospitals Opportunities to Improve Clinical Outcomes and Generate New Sources of Revenue

The new collaboration between Epic and Foundation Medicine integrates Foundation’s comprehensive genomic profiling (CGP) and other testing services with Epic’s electronic medical record (EMR) system. Genomic information will power clinical decision support.

UPenn Researchers Identify Genes Responsible for Kidney Function and Related Hypertension

Because of the increased number of risk adjustment programs, improved diagnosis and treatment of chronic kidney disease (CKD) could trigger substantial financial benefit. This research maps a path for physicians and health systems to better utilize existing medications for their patients with CKD.

Association for Molecular Pathology Calls on Hospitals to Support Precision Medicine Through the Sharing of Genetic Data

Statement comes at a time of recent draft legislation and “bipartisan support” for the creation of a new advanced research agency to cure cancer and currents of a “highly anticipated” 21st Century Cures 2.0 bill.

Cardinal Health Participates in $160 Million Investment into Precision Medicine Radiopharmaceutical R&D in Indianapolis

The nuclear medicine hub in Indiana will generate research, discovery, and evidence of the safety and efficacy of radiopharmaceuticals at a time when the FDA recently has approved two molecular imaging drugs for prostate cancer.

National Cancer Institute Awards Healthcare System $3.6 Million to Study Genetic Variations in Cancers

Researchers intend to use a “genome-first” approach that starts by analyzing the genetic information from the health system’s genomic collection studies. Three key takeaways are noted about this partnership.

Israeli Company Partners with Harvard Medical School to Set Up Israel’s First Precision Medicine Clinic

Two distinct entities will be created. The capabilities of the new US-Isaeli international partnership model are predicted to be a boon for oncologists and cancer therapeutics developers. It aims to untangle “medical mysteries in patients …”

Breaking Precision Medicine Treatment for Blindness Opens Possibility for Hospitals to Better Treat Congenital Diseases

The precision medicine finding that congenital blindness can be treated with gene therapy “bodes well, efficacy-wise, for future cohorts in the treatment of this severe childhood-onset photoreceptor disease,” according to the authors’ conclusion. It also offers hope to others with congenital diseases.

Hospital System Increases Efficacy of Recognizing and Treating Cancer With Precision Medicine Partnership

Although Genomic Testing Cooperative’s agreement with New Jersey-based Hackensack Meridian Health is in its early stages, what is learned from the unique co-op model agreement will be useful for hospital and health system leaders who are evaluating precision medicine approaches.

Amazon Bets Big on Precision Medicine With New Service to Help Hospitals Manage Precision Medicine Data

A precision medicine initiative may involve large amounts of data. Amazon has unveiled a new biomedical data service that will help hospitals and health systems “ingest, store, query, and analyze their health data at scale.” What does it mean?

Otolaryngology Group’s Adoption of Pharmacogenomics Shows How Hospitals Can Integrate Precision Medicine

A San Francisco-based otolaryngology practice recently implemented genetic-based treatment offerings. Lessons learned here could be used to guide other practice or hospital leaders that are developing a precision medicine strategy.