Precision Medicine: Harnessing Biomedical Data to Improve the Prediction, Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of Disease
February 20, 2017 — 03:00PM EST - 04:00PM EST
Orange County Convention Center
Tangerine Ballroom, F4
Continuing Education Credits:
Precision medicine represents a rapidly evolving frontier for providing the best available treatment and preventive care for patients by 1) Accounting for individual variability in environment, lifestyle and genes, 2) Leveraging health IT innovation to harness very large sets of health-related data linked to populations and patients, 3) Integrating genotypic, phenotypic, and other data capturing the patient experience, and 4) Developing new tools and approaches including patient-reported outcomes, analytics and software, molecular diagnostics, clinical and imaging techniques. When combined with new informatics approaches that enable access to and integration of disparate data, researchers are able to better understand the basis of disease for treatment and prevention. This session will provide insight on how innovative national investments in biomedicine and health IT are advancing precision medicine approaches, helping to accelerate cross-sector collaborations between researchers, patients, practitioners, and other health system stakeholders.