Deeper Dive into Google's Data Deals with Health Systems Underscores the Importance of Transparency

De-identified data that hospitals and health systems share with big tech can sometimes be used to identify patients. As these types of deals grow, full transparency with patients is key...
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Dilemma for Hospitals and Health Systems: Finding the Productive Middle Ground in the Precision Medicine vs Population Health Debate

While a recent report suggests expanding or initiating precision medicine efforts is imminent among health systems, some worry that precision medicine may take away from population health. The task for hospital and health system leaders is to determine a complementing balance of both efforts A report from the Center for Connected Medicine demonstrates just how …

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Considering a Precision Medicine Data Storage Partnership? Beware of Privacy Pitfalls

The need to build up critical mass quickly may tempt hospital and health system leaders to cut corners when it comes to being forthcoming with patients. Don’t fall into that trap...
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The Good News and Bad News About Where Precision Medicine Stands in 2020

Effective communication with providers and patients can bridge the gap that exists between precision medicine’s benefits and wider patient access...
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Clinicians Looking for Guidance on Pharmacogenomic Testing in Psychiatry

With precision medicine gaining momentum as a guiding approach to healthcare practice and treatments, early pharmacogenomic testing in the consumer market is laying some of the foundation for use in psychiatry...
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To Demonstrate Precision Medicine Utility, Focus on Pharmacogenetics Studies and Data

Focus on pharmacogenetics studies and data that demonstrate costs savings and improved outcomes...
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Precision Medicine Programs Can Attain ROI Sooner Than Some Naysayers Maintain

Focusing on the right factors can accelerate a precision medicine program’s ROI...
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Hospitals Hit with Readmission Penalties; Some of Those Not Hit Used Precision Medicine in Strategy

As CMS announces readmission penalties for nearly 2,600 hospitals, some hospitals and health systems are finding precision medicine and big data efforts to be a new strategy for reducing 30-day readmissions...
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UCSF Steps Up Biobanking Program Efforts, Naming Its First Chief Biobank Officer

Analysts predict that the global tissue banking market will grow to nearly $3 billion by 2026. Health executives at UCSF have recognized this trend and are executing on plan to attract patients and funding, and ultimately improve outcomes...
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