Precision Medicine

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These Genes are on FHIR! Advances in Standardizing Genomics through HL7® FHIR®

Teresa Zayas Caban | November 28, 2017

Earlier this year, the Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), in partnership with National Institutes of Health (NIH), announced the Sync for Genes pilots – an effort to strengthen genomic data sharing that is part of the Precision Medicine Initiative.  As a result of this effort, a set of genomics specifications have been refined as part of the Health Level 7 (HL7®) Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resource (FHIR®) standard,

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The Precision Medicine Era is Dawning

Teresa Zayas Caban | April 11, 2017

The Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) will usher in an era of individualized health care. PMI will advance the nation’s ability to accelerate scientific discovery and improve clinical care through an innovative approach that takes into account individual differences in people’s genes, environments, and lifestyles. Put simply, PMI will enable us to better predict which treatments will be most effective for which patients – and health information technology (health IT) is foundational to achieving its promise.

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