The recent Facebook data breach, genetic data sleuthing by the FBI that led to the Golden State Killer, and the soon-to-be-implemented European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), has put data privacy and security front and center.read more
Q: What need is IBM and Health2047 addressing in the healthcare/life sciences sector?
Jason (IBM): The industry is undergoing a significant transformation as reimbursement shifts from fee-for-service to value-based outcomes in the face of regulatory uncertainty.read more
This past Sunday—May 6, 2018—the program reached a major milestone with the start of the nationwide participation enrollment! The All of Us Research Program, part of the Precision Medicine Initiative that was famously announced by President Barack Obama at the 2015 State of the Union address, aims to enroll a total of 1 million Americans.read more
Meet Dr. Gil Omenn, Director of the University of Michigan Center for Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics on June 6th at PMWC 2018 Michigan
Q: What are the objectives of the Human Proteome Project and what are some of the recent breakthrough discoveries?
The HUPO Human Proteome Project has two overarching goals: (1) to complete the protein parts list, with at least one protein product from each of the ~20,000 protein-coding genes along with sequence variants, splice variants, and post-translational modifications, with characterization of their functions;…read more
Q: What are some of the biggest contributors to these challenges and how can we overcome them?
A: One of the underlying challenges driving the rising the cost of health care is that most of the health system’s stakeholders have few incentives, if not outright disincentives, to manage expenditures.read more
Q: What’s the biggest misconception about UnitedHealthcare?
That we don’t care, that we’re just a health insurance company that pays or denies medical claims. In reality, helping people is at the core of what we do every day.read more
We had the chance to sit down with Dr. Topol to hear his thoughts on big data, digital health, sensors, and artificial intelligence, some of the newest precision medicine technologies.read more
Q: What need is Strata Oncology addressing?
Despite substantial advances in precision oncology, the majority of advanced cancer patients still do not benefit from comprehensive tumor molecular profiling or precision therapy trials.read more
Q: What need is Workit Health addressing?
Drug overdoses killed more Americans last year than were lost during the entire Vietnam War (69,000).read more
Q: What research are you or your lab focusing on and why, and what problem(s) are you trying to solve?
I direct the Englander Institute for Precision Medicine, an Institute that focuses on using genomics and informatics to make medicine more individualized.read more