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Hortonworks Initiates Precision Medicine Consortium to Explore Next Generation Genomics Open Source Platform

Press Release | Hortonworks, Inc. | June 28, 2016

Hortonworks, Inc., a leading innovator of open and connected data platforms, today announced the formation of a new consortium to define and develop an open source genomics platform to accelerate genomics-based precision medicine in research and clinical care. Other founding members include Arizona State University, Baylor College of Medicine, Booz Allen Hamilton, Mayo Clinic, OneOme and Yale New Haven Health...

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Hortonworks Supports the Precision Medicine Initiative

Press Release | Hortonworks | February 25, 2016

Hortonworks, Inc. today announced its commitment to the White House's Precision Medicine Initiative, a bold new research effort to revolutionize how the United States improves health and treats disease. Hortonworks has committed to providing its expertise in utilizing open data platforms and building open communities to researchers and research organizations, assisting them in using big data to address the challenges and opportunities of precision medicine. "We are thrilled to put our expertise and technology to work to support the Precision Medicine Initiative," said Rob Bearden, chief executive officer, Hortonworks. "Our open data platforms and technology can help researchers better understand the root causes of patient health issues and better predict which treatments will be most effective."...

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Obama Administration Announces Key Actions to Accelerate Precision Medicine Initiative

Press Release | The White House | February 25, 2016

A year ago the President announced the launch of the Precision Medicine Initiative to accelerate a new era of medicine that delivers the right treatment at the right time to the right person, taking into account individuals’ health history, genes, environments, and lifestyles. Precision medicine is already transforming the way diseases like cancer and mental health conditions are treated. Molecular testing for cancer patients lets physicians and patients select treatments that improve chances of survival and reduce adverse effects...

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The Value of EHR Interoperability that Money Can't Buy

There seems to be something missing in our national debate about health care and the use of health information technologies (IT) in this marketplace. Do we want a more 'open' healthy society, or a more closed system? What role should markets play in public health and medical sociology? How do we decide which EHR solutions to acquire? Should we be looking more closely at open source alternatives versus proprietary programs. Should money, quality of care, or some other non-market values determine what's best for the patient? This cuts to the heart of the debate. Consider the hospital that chooses to not pay an expensive proprietary EHR vendor for the enhanced code required by a doctor in order to get the latest real time knowledge for treating a patient's disease.

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