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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…

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…

To Demonstrate Precision Medicine Utility, Focus on Pharmacogenetics Studies and Data

Focus on pharmacogenetics studies and data that demonstrate costs savings and improved outcomes…

Precision Medicine Programs Can Attain ROI Sooner Than Some Naysayers Maintain

Focusing on the right factors can accelerate a precision medicine program’s ROI…

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…

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…

Hospital CEOs: McKinsey says “Hospitals Are Dead. Long Live the Hospital”

Trends affecting hospitals and health systems worldwide are forcing them to alter how they are structured and how they deliver care. Here’s how precision medicine factors in…

Independent and Rural Hospitals Closing at Record Rates, Vulnerable Patients at Risk of Missing Out on Precision Medicine’s Potential

Studies by KHN, Navigant, and others report that independent rural hospitals are closing at record rates, leaving patients without critical nearby healthcare services, including precision medicine’s benefits…

Answer These Questions Before Embarking on a Precision Medicine Journey

Temple University All of Us lead investigators discuss the clinical and business reasons and community impact of joining the NIH precision medicine research project…

Do Multigene Panels Offer Cancer Patients, Payers More Value?

Daryl Pritchard, PhD, discusses the untapped potential of multi-gene panel sequencing and targeted therapies for patients with advanced cancer….