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January 2017 Issue: Happy New Year!
This issue of Clinical Informatics Insights pinpoints some of the benefits, challenges of Precision Medicine and explores the precision medicine initiative and what to expect in the future.

Precision Medicine Beginning to Identify Important Clinical Uses

By Paul Dexter, MD, Research Scientist, Center for Biomedical Informatics, Regenstrief Institute, Inc. and Shaun Grannis, MD, MS, Interim Director and Research Scientist, Center for Biomedical Informatics, Regenstrief Institute, Inc.

Precision medicine is at an early stage, with the underlying science beginning to identify important clinical uses, and EHR support following. It is completely possible today to practice effective medical care without robust genomic CDS, with genetic counselors or external resources providing clinical interpretation as the need arises.

The Future of Precision Medicine

By Stuart Rabinowitz, MBA, MSHI, Director of Federal Health Data and Informatics programs within QuintilesIMS's IMS Government Solutions organizations, Maria Murray, PhD, Senior Consultant in IMS Government Solutions, part of QuintilesIMS and Nandini Selvam, PhD, MPH, VP, Real World Insights QuintilesIMS, IMS Government Solutions

For this discussion regarding the future of PM, we will apply a definition that includes "aligning and integrating diverse, unstructured, data sets into a comprehensive knowledge network"(Hawgood et al.). The knowledge network drives PM in ways that enable physicians and patients to identify and implement tailored treatments and diagnostics by joining disparate data to answer complex questions.

Recent Notable Scientific Publications in the Field of Applied Clinical Informatics #9
By Vitaly Herasevich, MD, PhD, MSc, FCCM, CPHIMS, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Medicine in Department of Anesthesiology, Mayo Clinic

This monthly digest of recently peer-reviewed publications in Applied Clinical Informatics started with covering notable articles in the field of telemedicine.


Sunday, February 19, 2017 | 8:00am - 4:30pm
This symposium at HIMSS17 provides physician leaders with the tools to drive their organizations to the next phase of health technology and medical informatics.  Topics include current and future regulatory issues, the increasing need to protect data, interoperability, emerging sources of data, patient engagement, personalized medicine, and an expert look into the future of healthcare. Register now for the HIMSS17 Pre-Conference Symposium!

A Guide to Precision Medicine at HIMSS17
Our rundown of all things precision medicine that attendees can expect to find at this year’s annual conference, including an all-day precision medicine symposium, education sessions and expert speakers. Read more.

HIMSS Annual Call for Committee Volunteers
We are pleased to announce that the application period for HIMSS Committees is now open. In these key positions, available for a term of two fiscal years, HIMSS seeks health IT quality and care delivery leaders to help lead and execute HIMSS’ strategic initiatives. initiatives. Serving on a HIMSS North America Committees means you can have a real impact on the future of health IT. Apply now.

HIMSS and CHIME Name Pamela Arora CIO of the Year
Under Arora’s leadership, Children’s Health has bolstered information sharing by hosting electronic medical records for physician practices and other providers. The health system also forged strong partnerships with regional health information exchange programs. Read full story.

New mHealth Plug-a-Thon Announced at the IHE NA Connectathon 2017
IHE USA is proud to announce a new connectivity event in parallel with the renowned IHE North American (NA) Connectathon 2017. The mHealth Plug-a-Thon is an opportunity for the Health Apps community to technically interact with the APIs of health IT product solutions in the interest of exploring, learning and testing information exchange between these two realms.  Participating will be health IT companies and companies currently serving as "mHealth enablers" with middleware products designed to provide some connectivity "glue."  Read more and register today!


By Cheryl D. Parker, PhD, RN-BC, FHIMSS, Chief Nursing Informatics Officer, PatientSafe Solutions, Inc.

What is Precision Medicine?
A great start point to learn about precision medicine.

About the Precision Medicine Initiative®
NIH is leading the effort to build a national, large-scale research enterprise with one million or more volunteers to extend precision medicine to all diseases.  The All of UsSM Research Program, formerly known as the PMI Cohort Program, will be a participant-engaged, data-driven enterprise supporting research at the intersection of lifestyle, environment, and genetics to produce new knowledge with the goal of developing more effective ways to prolong health and treat disease. 

NIH Precision Medicine Initiative YouTube Channel
Listen to the experts discuss a variety of topics surrounding precision medicine

NCI and the Precision Medicine Initiative®
Precision medicine uses the genetics of disease to identify effective therapies, and, thanks in large part to NCI-supported research, we know that cancer is a disease of the genome.

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Winter 2017 Interoperability & Health Information Exchange Community Roundtable
January 18, 2017

The Electronic Prior Authorization (ePA) Ecosystem: Connectivity Between Pharmacists, Providers and Health Plans
January 24, 2017

February 2017 Health Story Project Roundtable: C-CDA Documents: Building Blocks for Meaningful Exchange
February 6, 2017

HIMSS17 Conference Orientation: Prepare for Your Visit before You Arrive
February 8, 2017

HIMSS Webinars and Audio Conferences

HIMSS17: HIMSS17 Preconference symposia. February 29, 2016 Orlando, FL. Arrive one day early. Continue with a competitive advantage. Get the details >>

AMDIS/HIMSS Physicians’ Executive IT Symposium: Unlocking Value and Embracing Change
Feb 19, 2017

Nursing Informatics Symposium: Harnessing Disruptive Innovation
Feb 19, 2017
Orlando, FL

February 19-23, 2017
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