Welcome to VisualStrata’s Precision Medicine Data IQ blog. Here you’ll find content from healthcare data informatics thought leaders about curating patient data to advance the goals of precision medicine programs.
Jan 29, 2020
Exploring the value of precision medicine informatics (PMI), a recent XIFIN and The Journal of Precision Medicine study reported that approximately 60% of respondents said that their enterprise system, such as their EMR or EHR, did not meet or only partially met their needs as a precision medicine user.
Nov 8, 2019
Precision medicine is of growing interest for healthcare providers and hospitals. The Precision Medicine Initiative defined precision medicine as an "emerging approach for disease prevention and treatment that takes into account people's individual variations in genes, environment, and lifestyle."
Sep 6, 2019
In 2017, there were roughly 75,000 genetic tests on the market with about ten new tests added daily.1 The rapid expansion of genomic testing, particularly next-generation sequencing (NGS) panels, has led to uncertainty about their appropriate use, interpretation, and clinical utility. Indefinite clinical utility leads to claims denials which are appealed through a lengthy...
May 30, 2019
Earlier this month I attended the Precision Medicine Institute Symposium 2019 in New Orleans where I had the privilege of presenting Precision Medicine Informatics: What Hospitals, Physicians, and Payers Need to Know about Challenges, Approaches, and Best Practices.
Apr 19, 2019
Digital data is being generated at an astonishing clip, especially in the healthcare space. According to a November 2018 IDC report, healthcare is the fastest-growing industry datasphere that IDC evaluated.
Apr 2, 2019
In her MedCity News article entitled Achieving the “Holy Grail” of population health management in cancer care, Patricia Goede, VP of Clinical Informatics at XIFIN, make the claim that the key to unlocking the value of population health in cancer care, is to gather clinical information from EHR’s, diagnostic and genomic data from labs and financial data from billing systems – the so-called “holy grail”.
Mar 7, 2019
Since the sequencing of the human genome in 2003, genomic testing has become the fastest growing category of biomarker testing within the diagnostic laboratory industry. Many laboratory developed genomic tests use next-generation sequencing (NGS) as an approach to target numerous genomic variants with both proven and emerging evidence of clinical utility.
Dec 11, 2018
Every day, billions of bits of discreet digital data is generated. A significant proportion of that data is healthcare related. According to a 2014 IDC report sponsored by EMC, healthcare data is growing at an annual rate of 48% and will reach 2,314 exabytes (one billion gigabytes) by 2020. A major challenge to unlocking the value of the data and harnessing the richness of disparate…