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Solution or Problem? Has the PDF Outlived Its Usefulness in Health Information Management?

The time has come to make the EHR smarter by allowing access to fully integrated and curated patient data that is readily accessible and searchable. It is only when we have completely interoperable systems with data analytics capabilities and no data locked away in PDFs that we will realize the full potential of electronic health information systems.How PDFs Became a Standard for Sharing Health...

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Enhancing the Value of Precision Medicine Informatics

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.Survey-takers said the most challenging physician, or a patient-facing IT system/software issue...

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Enabling Precision Medicine Through AI

Enjoy the following content from our partner, Fabric Genomics. 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." At...

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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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