Solving the Informatics Challenges in Precision Medicine


Mar 27, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT

Advances in genomics hold promise for delivering clinical care that will be personalized to the needs of individual patients. But as healthcare IT professionals begin planning investments that will allow them to be ready for this new chapter, many questions are emerging. For example, how can healthcare systems unlock the valuable clinical data stored in unstructured notes within patient records.


Penn Medicine, a $4.3 billion health care provider organization consisting of more than 2,000 physicians, is a leader in the rapidly developing field of precision medicine and was one of the first healthcare institutions in the United States to create a senior executive position to drive the development of targeted, individualized therapies.

Penn Medicine is one of the world's leading academic medical centers, dedicated to the related missions of medical education, biomedical research, and excellence in patient care. Penn Medicine consists of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (founded in 1765 as the nation's first medical school) and the University of Pennsylvania Health System, which together form a $5.3 billion enterprise.


In this session, Brian Wells, associate vice president of health technology and academic computing, will outline the strategic decisions that will be required to enable clinicians and researchers to uncover the genetic underpinnings of disease, mine unstructured data, and provide real-time decision support.



Brian Wells
Associate Vice President of Health Technology and Academic Computing
Penn Medicine


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