An informatics research agenda to support precision medicine: seven key areas.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The recent announcement of the Precision Medicine Initiative by President Obama has brought precision medicine (PM) to the forefront for healthcare providers, researchers, regulators, innovators, and funders alike. As technologies continue to evolve and datasets grow in magnitude, a strong computational infrastructure will be essential to realize PM's vision of improved healthcare derived from personal data. In addition, informatics research and innovation affords a tremendous opportunity to drive the science underlying PM. The informatics community must lead the development of technologies and methodologies that will increase the discovery and application of biomedical knowledge through close collaboration between researchers, clinicians, and patients. This perspective highlights seven key areas that are in need of further informatics research and innovation to support the realization of PM.

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Cited Authors

  • Tenenbaum, JD; Avillach, P; Benham-Hutchins, M; Breitenstein, MK; Crowgey, EL; Hoffman, MA; Jiang, X; Madhavan, S; Mattison, JE; Nagarajan, R; Ray, B; Shin, D; Visweswaran, S; Zhao, Z; Freimuth, RR

Published Date

  • July 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 23 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 791 - 795

PubMed ID

  • 27107452

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC4926738

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1527-974X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/jamia/ocv213


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England