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  • Making the most of direct-to-consumer genetic tests

    Joel Diamond, M.D.
    June 27, 2018

    As I consider the implications of the FDA decision to allow direct-to-consumer genetic tests, I can see both tremendous upside and areas of potential concern. Read more…

  • The promise of Artificial Intelligence in health IT

    Fatima Paruk, M.D.
    May 30, 2018

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been around a long time, but it is a newer concept within healthcare. AI holds a lot of promise, particularly in the areas of population health management, healthcare access and quality. Read more…

  • Turning medication non-adherence on its head

    Tina Joros
    March 09, 2018

    After helping my dad recover from bilateral knee replacement surgery, I was thankful that patients and caregivers have access to Meducation and a solution that can help them feel confident in managing their medications. Read more…

  • 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…

  • Epigenetics: How environment can alter genes for generations 1

    Joel Diamond MD
    September 27, 2017

    There is a growing body of work in a field known as epigenetics, the study of inherited changes to gene expression, while the underlying DNA sequence remains unchanged. It means that individual lifestyle and environment can “turn on” or “turn off” genes in later years, or even in later generations. 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…

  • Simplifying the prescriber’s search for patient medication history

    Tina Joros
    June 21, 2017

    LogiCoy PDMP EHR Link Application, our App of the Month, connects with prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) to help make it easier for prescribers to identify abuse. Read more…

  • Are you a futurist?

    Ann Marie Beasley
    June 20, 2017

    We have lined up several great speakers and world-class education sessions for Allscripts Client Experience (ACE) 2017, but there’s one guest speaker title that may be new to you: Futurist. Read more…

  • Turning genomic challenges into opportunities 2

    Joel Diamond MD
    May 24, 2017

    While knowledge and technology around genomics has progressed at a rate previously unseen in science, many of the original challenges and opportunities still exist today. Read more…

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