The dawn of precision medicine has begun, ONC says

Healthcare IT News – While the concept was thrust into the spotlight when then President Barack Obama announced the Precision Medicine Initiative during his 2015 State of the Union address – the Office of the National Coordinator this week said American healthcare is at the dawn of a new age.

“The Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) will usher in an era of individualized healthcare,” ONC chief scientist Teresa Zayas Caban and ONC health scientist administrator Kevin Chaney said.

The convergence of federal funding under the 21st Century Cures Act, which allocates money for the National Institutes of Health to expand PMI, and work that ONC is undertaking with NIH, FDA, HHS Office for Civil Rights and Veterans Affairs, will drive safe and secure health information exchange to advance precision medicine initiatives, Caban and Chaney wrote in a HealthIT Buzz blog post.

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