Last year, the news in precision medicine was about pilot programs. Today, the talk is about how those early projects have yielded valuable insights. This rapidly moving field is now poised for significant advances in the way medicine is practiced and how care is delivered.
On June 12 and 13, the HIMSS Precision Medicine Summit will provide a chance to hear directly from some of the people who are directly involved into the first wave of discovery at the pivotal point when research is starting to make its way into products, services and clinical practices.
John Halamka, the CIO at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, will share a case report on the successful treatment of breast cancer through the implementation of digital tools including SHRING, I2b2 and Clinical Query 2. He’ll explain how certain mobile apps can be effective as part of a personalized care program.
Nephi Walton, Biomedical Informaticist at the Washington University School of Medicine, will discuss the challenges being solved in moving genomics data out of the lab and into treatment in general practice.
And Patrick Mathias, Associate Director Laboratory Medicine Informatics at the University of Washington will discuss how Seattle Children’s Hospitals is leading the formation of a national network of over 60 pediatric and adult hospitals and health systems whose mission is to improve test ordering, retrieval, interpretation and reimbursement. He’ll be talk about the results of a multi-year collaboration to systematize genetic test utilization and cost management and improve sendout testing workflows.
The conference provides both education and networking opportunities. Formal presentations will be mixed with networking opportunities throughout the two-day event. It is being produced by HIMSS Media, the host of the popular Big Data and Analytics Healthcare Forum and the Healthcare and Privacy Forum, which have been highly rated by attendees for delivering valuable education in an atmosphere that fosters peer-to-peer learning. It will take place in Boston on June 12 and 13.