Q: The security and privacy of patient health information is of utmost importance. The Microsoft cloud is making huge strides in the healthcare sector. How do you ensure you meet all obligations that safeguard patient data?

A: Microsoft is focused on understanding the security, privacy, and regulatory requirements that a healthcare covered entity must meet or exceed. We take this approach from the design, development, and implementation of our cloud services. We comply with over 64 regulatory and/or industry frameworks including NIST, ISO, SOC, HIPAA and HITRUST and contractually agree to safeguarding our customers data and sign a HIPAA business agreement to support these efforts.

Q: Local regulations are complex and need to be strictly adhered to when it comes to patient health data. How is Microsoft addressing local regulatory compliance requirements?

A: We have dedicated compliance teams that are part of our product engineering teams. We design and develop the need to meet those requirements into our products. We then work with third-party assessor and auditors to ensure that our products, platform, and services enable our healthcare covered entity customers.

Q: What makes the Microsoft cloud unique to be the trusted with anybody’s healthcare data compared to providers like Amazon or Google?

A: Microsoft has (to date) achieved over 64 regulatory and compliance certifications and attestations. We lead the cloud industry in this area. Other cloud vendors are now realizing that they must also understand the complex healthcare regulatory requirements in order to be viable solution platforms for healthcare. While this may increase competition it’s also a good thing overall for healthcare as the industry is focused on reducing the costs of IT and increasing investments in clinical process innovation and services.

Q: How, if at all, will the cloud change over the years to come specifically when it comes to (big) healthcare data?

A: The cloud will be the big data platform with the associated machine-learning and artificial intelligence services that will truly enable healthcare to be data-driven. Data will become more fluid and shared broadly amongst clinical, research, and commercial organizations to address bigger problems such as disease epidemics, chronic disease treatment, genomics, new care protocol development, minimizing clinical variation, etc. All of this will be done in an integrated and highly trusted and secure cloud platforms and services.

Q: Is there anything else you would like to add?

A: Healthcare and healthcare IT are at an unprecedented inflection point. Technology is no longer part of the problem, it’s part of the solution but not the whole solution. The industry has the opportunity to truly embrace new technology, to become data-driven, and to ensure that it’s done on a set of secure, private, and compliant cloud and hybrid-cloud platform and services that they can trust. Healthcare data is already in the cloud and there is more coming everyday. We have to ensure that the industry is ready to work with that data in this new paradigm. Having ownership of all data and infrastructure leveraging existing or legacy on-premise models is no longer an option.

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Q&A with Mark Kiel, CSO and Co-founder, Genomenon

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Genomic Data Analysis / Next-Gen Sequencing, Immunotherapy / Cancer Care, & Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning are all extensively covered at the conference, January 22-24

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Note from Dr. Aris Baras, PMWC 2018 SV Genomic Medicine Track Chair

We are entering an era of amazing growth and these technologies and applications will soon be ubiquitous in healthcare and research around the world.

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Interview with Hector Rodriguez, Worldwide Health Chief Information Security Officer, Microsoft

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Interview with Alex Zhavoronkov, CEO of Insilico Medicine

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What Can We Learn from NICUs? – Hear from Stephen Kingsmore, President & CEO of Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine

An example that is likely to become a model, not only for other NICUs, but for efficient whole genome sequencing in the general clinical setting.

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Q&A with Emmanuelle Charpentier, Director, Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Recipient of the PMWC 2018 Luminary Award

Q: Can you describe some of the initial challenges you faced in understanding how the CRISPR system works?

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Q&A with Alan Ashworth, President, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, Recipient of the PMWC 2018 Pioneer Award

Q: Can you share some of the latest discoveries in new drugs and diagnostics that scientists at the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center are working on?

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About us:
The Precision Medicine World Conference (PMWC), in its 13th installment, will take place in Silicon Valley on January 22-24, 2018. The program will traverse innovative technologies, thriving initiatives, and clinical case studies that enable the translation of precision medicine into direct improvements in health care. Conference attendees will have an opportunity to learn first-hand about the latest developments and advancements in precision medicine and cutting-edge new strategies and solutions that are changing how patients are treated.

Agenda highlights:

    • More than 70 sessions with 350+ thought-provoking, insightful talks that cover all facets of precision medicine
    • Four tracks will showcase sessions on the latest advancements in precision medicine which include, but are not limited to:
    • Immuno-oncology
    • Cancer and rare disease diagnostics
    • Biomarker and companion diagnostics
    • Big data approaches
    • NGS applications
    • AI and machine learning applications
    • Advancements in liquid biopsy applications
    • Wellness & Aging
    • CRISPR
    • The human microbiome
    • Infectious disease ID and monitoring
    • The importance of patient engagement
    • 3-D technologies
    • Updates on data and regulatory policies
    • Metabolomics in precision medicine
    • mHealth and Telehealth

About us:
The Precision Medicine World Conference (PMWC), in its 13th installment, will take place in Silicon Valley on January 22-24, 2018. The program will traverse innovative technologies, thriving initiatives, and clinical case studies that enable the translation of precision medicine into direct improvements in health care. Conference attendees will have an opportunity to learn first-hand about the latest developments and advancements in precision medicine and cutting-edge new strategies and solutions that are changing how patients are treated.

Agenda highlights:

    • More than 70 sessions with 350+ thought-provoking, insightful talks that cover all facets of precision medicine
    • Four tracks will showcase sessions on the latest advancements in precision medicine which include, but are not limited to:
        • Immuno-oncology
        • Cancer and rare disease diagnostics
        • Biomarker and companion diagnostics
        • Big data approaches
        • NGS applications
        • AI and machine learning applications
        • Advancements in liquid biopsy applications
        • Wellness & Aging
        • CRISPR
        • The human microbiome
        • Infectious disease identification and monitoring
        • The importance of patient engagement
        • 3-D technologies
        • Updates on data and regulatory policies
        • Metabolomics in precision medicine
        • mHealth and Telehealth

One track will be dedicated to the various aspects of the All of Us Research Program, while another session will focus on educating California’s legislators.

 

Confirmed thought leaders include:

Sir John Bell

Sir John Bell

Regius Professor of Medicine, Oxford University

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Dame Sally Davies

Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, UK Government

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Elizabeth Blackburn

Nobel Laureate, President, Salk Institute for Biological Studies

George-Sledge

George Sledge

Professor, Division Chief, Stanford University Medical Center

Jeffrey Bluestone

Jeffrey Bluestone

CEO and President, Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy

Christopher Ianelli

Christopher Ianelli

Founder and Chief Executive Officer,  iSpecimen

Kenneth J. Pienta

Kenneth J. Pienta

Director, Brady Urological Institute, Johns Hopkins Medicine

Roy Beveridge

Roy Beveridge

Senior Vice President & Chief Medical Officer, Humana

Kimberly Blackwell

Kimberly Blackwell

Professor of Medicine, Assistant Prof. of Radiation Oncology, Duke Cancer Institute

Joshua Denny

Joshua Denny

Professor of Biomedical Informatics & Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Edward S. Kim

Edward S. Kim

Chair, Solid Tumor and Investigational Therapeutics, Levine Cancer Institute

Howard L. McLeod

Howard L. McLeod

Medical Director, Personalized Medicine Institute, Moffitt Cancer Center

Lee Newcomer

Lee Newcomer

SVP, UnitedHealthcare Oncology and Genetics

Vinod Khosla

Vinod Khosla

Partner and Founder of Khosla Ventures

Troy Brennan

Troy Brennan

Executive VP & CMO, CVS Health

Ira Mellman

Ira Mellman

VP, Cancer Immunology, Genentech

Event Highlights

When
January 22, 2018 8:00am to January 24, 2018 5:00pm
Where
Computer History Museum
1401 N Shoreline Blvd
Mountain View, CA 94043
Cost
$1400 by December 21st, 2017
Registration
3-Day Access to Talks, Exhibition & Reception:
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Silicon Valley Jan 22-24, 2018

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