Search Tag: genomics

IT Management

Precision medicine: cracking the code

2018 18 May

Three major health systems in the United States have cracked the code to solving some of the barriers precision medicine programmes face, according to a new study published online in Health Affairs.Stanford Health Care, Providence St. Joseph Health, and Intermountain Healthcare had to overcome key challenges — including a lack of physician engagement... Read more

IT Management

Tech and the genome sequence: the story so far

2018 01 May

It took about 10 years to complete the first-ever full human genome sequence – at a hefty cost of $3bn (£2.2bn). With advances in technology and computing power, the cost of human genome sequencing has fallen to under $500. What's more, a hand-held reader is now available that can sequence genetic material in minutes.The sharp drop in cost has seen... Read more

Health Management

2084 Infograph

2018 25 Jan

A snapshot on the future of healthcare. Read more

IT Management

New genomics toolkit for nurses

2017 25 Sep

A new online toolkit that can help nurses and other health professionals in their effort to integrate genomics into patient care has been launched by the U.S. National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). Developed with input from clinical educators and administrators, the toolkit has more than 100 resources catering to the needs of nursing leaders... Read more

IT Management

Big Data: Adapt or Falter

2017 05 Sep

Most health systems, analysts say, can meet most of their analytics and reporting needs even without big data. They believe however that new use cases supporting genomics and Internet of Things (e.g., smart phones, wearable medical devices, sensors, etc.) will require big data-style solutions.Use of big data requires a high level of technical expertise.... Read more

Executive Health Management

Health 2.0 Europe 2017

2017 03 May

HEALTHIO and Health2.0 Europe are co-located Events Health 2.0 is the premiere showcase and catalyst for the advancement of new health technologies. Through a global series of conferences, developer competitions, and leading market intelligence, Health 2.0 drives the innovation and collaboration necessary to transform health and health... Read more

IT Management

Big Data Can Save Lives: Cancer Expert

2016 17 May

The sharing of genetic information from millions of cancer patients around the world could be key to revolutionising cancer prevention and care, according to a leading cancer expert from Queen's University Belfast. Professor Mark Lawler, from Queen's University’s Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology is corresponding author of a paper published... Read more

Cardiology Management

Study Shows No Benefit to Gene Transfer Therapy in Heart Failure

2015 01 Sep

Gene transfer therapy aimed at correcting an enzyme abnormality involved in myocardial contraction and relaxation did not improve outcomes in heart failure patients with reduced ejection fraction, results of the CUPID 2 study show.The findings, presented today at ESC Congress 2015, represent the largest gene transfer study to date in this population.“Despite... Read more

Executive Health Management

Is Personalised Medicine Really the Answer?

2015 25 Jun

The philosophy behind personalised medicine (also known as precision medicine) is that medical care and public health should be transformed by prevention and treatment programs that are specifically targeted to individual patients. Theoretically, this is to be achieved by sequencing more genomes, creating bigger biobanks, and linking biological information... Read more