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Blog posts tagged with genomics

  • 4 common objections to genomic medicine 2

    Joel Diamond, MD
    November 07, 2017

    Genomic medicine has its skeptics. Unfortunately, many doubts are based on misconceptions about the field. Here are some of the objections I have heard recently, along with evidence to overcome them. Read more…

  • Hype or science? Genetic testing in sports

    Joel Diamond MD
    October 12, 2017

    Personal genetic testing is increasingly popular, but it’s a mixture of real science and marketing hype. One area is especially prone to exaggerated promise and possibility: Sports. Read more…

  • The myth of genetic destiny 1

    Joel Diamond MD
    June 27, 2017

    People place a great deal of faith in genomics, but it won't tell the whole story. For truly predictive healthcare, we must find ways to bridge the gap between genomic research and clinical information. Read more…

  • What the FDA decision reveals about medicine today

    Joel Diamond MD
    April 27, 2017

    A couple of weeks ago, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new genetic risk panel from 23andMe, a direct-to-consumer genetic testing company. This news is significant in the world of medicine and evokes several questions. Read more…

  • Consumers have a growing appetite for genomic medicine

    Joel Diamond MD
    March 29, 2017

    In my practice, I have seen a sharp rise in the number of patients asking about genetic and genomic tests. Healthcare consumers are drawn to the idea that this information can unlock answers to persistent health problems, or reveal risk for future issues. And a proliferation of accessible, affordable testing has whet their appetite for much more. Read more…

  • Why behavioral health experts are turning to precision medicine

    Joel Diamond MD
    March 02, 2017

    As physicians, we want to offer the best possible care plan for every patient, every time. We want tools that help us incorporate the many factors that affect each individual. This is where precision medicine comes in. Oncology is one discipline that is already using genomics extensively, and there is now a burgeoning use in other areas, including a significant interest in pharmacogenomics to improve care for behavioral health patients. Read more…

  • The precision medicine learning curve

    Joel Diamond MD
    February 20, 2017

    The concept of applying genomics and precision medicine is gaining momentum. Physicians are enthusiastic about the potential of personalized care plans to improve patient outcomes. But several questions remain for physicians who must put precision medicine into practice, including these. Read more…

  • VP Biden roundtable aims to improve patient access to information

    Assaf Halevy
    January 12, 2017

    Allscripts Vice President of Government Affairs Leigh Burchell and I represented Allscripts and 2bPrecise on January 6 at a select executive roundtable of the healthcare industry’s top leaders, invited by Vice President Joe Biden. We discussed improving patient access to their information, both broadly and within the context of cancer care Read more…

  • Lessons from the field: How to maximize the potential of genomic information

    Assaf Halevy
    October 04, 2016

    As the industry recognizes the potential of genomic information to revolutionize healthcare delivery, experts describe the many challenges and opportunities related to precision medicine. A recent Health Data Management article, WEDI: EHR support for genomic medicine lacking, reviews highlights of a white paper from the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) Genomics Workgroup. Read more…

  • Why precision medicine is a “game changer” for health care

    Paul Black
    June 30, 2015

    Precision medicine is a game changer for patients and caregivers. It enables clinicians to personalize care plans and treatment protocols for each individual patient, and not take a one-size-fits-all approach. One of the next big opportunities for healthcare technology is to find ways to apply genomic and proteomic information to improve patient care. Even though the human genome project concluded about 14 years ago, we’re still not using broad-scale, genomic-based decisions and protocols in health care today. Read more…

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