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Integrating Laboratory and Clinical Data: A Framework for Improving Reimbursement of Genomic Testing

IntroductionIn 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...

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Key Themes from the Precision Medicine Institute Symposium

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. The one and a half day symposium organized by the Dark Intelligence Group provided an opportunity for trailblazers in the field...

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How Will Reimbursement be Managed in the Era of Precision Medicine and Value-Based Care?

If one were to ask the question: How will reimbursement be managed in the era of precision medicine and value-based care? The answer would require careful consideration. The precision medicine (PM) landscape continues to evolve due to the exponential growth, complexity and use of data in clinical decision making. With thousands of new diagnostic tests introduced every year, data sharing is, and...

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Raise Your Data IQ

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 data sets is...

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Diagnostic Data in Precision Medicine: Explore How Laboratory Informatics Impacts Population Management and Patient Care

At this year’s Executive War College, I was joined by Diana R. Brooks, Director of Program Development, Anatomic Pathology, here at XIFIN, and Julie Ramage, National Account Director, Diagnostics, at Pfizer Oncology  as we presented strategies and the value proposition of diagnostic data in precision medicine. This panel explored how implementing a laboratory informatics infrastructure...

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