Moderated by @HealthIsCool, Healthcare Innovation Blogger for Health Standards.
Topic: Precision medicine, Genomics in the EHR
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Topic 1: What is the difference between personalised and precision medicine? #HITsm
Topic 2: What are some benefits of integrating genomic research with patient care? #HITsm
Topic 3: Should newborns have genetic testing that becomes part of their electronic health record? #HITsm
Topic 4: What are the challenges of integrating genetic research into EHRs and clinical workflow? #HITsm
Topic 5: Is the clinical informaticist really at the center of integrating precision medicine? #HITsm
BONUS: Google just launched DeepMind Health. How will the role of clinicians change as a result of deep learning/AI in healthcare? #HITsm
“As used in this report, ‘Precision medicine’ refers to the tailoring of medical treatment to the individual characteristics of each patient. It does not literally mean the creation of drugs or medical devices that are unique to a patient, but rather the ability to classify individuals into subpopulations that differ in their susceptibility to a particular disease, in the biology and/or prognosis of those diseases they may develop, or in their response to a specific treatment. Preventive or therapeutic interventions can then be concentrated on those who will benefit, sparing expense and side effects for those who will not. Although the term ‘Personalized Medicine’ is also used to convey this meaning, that term is sometimes misinterpreted as implying that unique treatments can be designed for each individual. For this reason, the Committee thinks that the term ‘Precision Medicine’ is preferable to ‘Personalized Medicine.’” – National Research Council
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