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Patient access to data will bolster precision medicine, cancer moonshot, HHS chief DJ Patil says

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The federal government is pursuing a fistful of bold visions to transform healthcare including the Precision Medicine Initiative and the National Cancer Moonshot, and for those to succeed patients are going to need the ability to access and share health data in new ways, according to three U.S. Department Health and Human Services officials.

“When patients are engaged in research and voluntarily sharing their health data with the research community, the opportunities for new discoveries at the intersection of human biology, behavior, genetics, and data science are unlimited,” wrote HHS CTO and Chief Data Scientist DJ Patil, Senior Advisor Claudia Williams and Precision Medicine Initiative project manager Stephanie Devaney.

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