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Health Leaders Talk Data Analytics, Precision Medicine and the Opportunities, and Challenges, for Patient Care

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Health leaders, legislators and technology innovators discussed the growing role that data analytics and precision medicine play in healthcare, cancer diagnosis and treatment and the implications going forward at an industry event in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday.

Hosted by Bloomberg Government and SAP Public Services, the event brought together leaders from the private and public sectors to discuss genomics, bioinformatics data, synchronization of electronic health records and patients’ privacy protection. During panel discussions, leading research institutions and hospitals shared how they are approaching precision medicine.

The Cancer Moonshot initiative and the Precision Medicine Initiative were focal points of the event, and National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins discussed his agency’s Precision Medicine Initiative plans. The NIH plans to have 80,000 volunteers signed up for the initiative by the end of this year.

“They are not human subjects, they are participants. They will be partners and we will ask them to make available their electronic health records (EHRs) and information derived from those records and we will ask them to submit to a blood sample. And we might ask them to be involved in wearing sensors to keep track of their health,” Collins said.

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