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HIMSS Part of NHIT Collaborative for Underserved Challenge to Develop Precision Medicine Tools

This week, HIMSS joined with the National Health IT Collaborative for the Underserved and its partners to announce the “Advancing Health Equity through Precision Medicine Tools” Challenge at the HIMSS Connected Health Conference.

leveraging the President’s Precision Medicine Initiative to advance health equity and spur innovation.

 

On Monday, November 9, 2015 The National Health IT Collaborative for the Underserved (NHIT Collaborative) and its partners announced the “Advancing Health Equity through Precision Medicine Tools” Challenge.


At the event, NHIT Collaborative CEO Luis Belen and Dr. Julian Goldman of Partners Healthcare announced the first-of-its-kind initiative to inspire and fund entrepreneurs building digital health tools that:

  • Address the Precision Medicine needs of people in underserved and medically underserved communities
  • Facilitate participation of people from underserved and medically underserved communities to the Precision Medicine cohort
  • Promote the use of open health platforms to expand the breadth, depth and interoperability of digital health tools and associated data to support the Precision Medicine Initiative


The PMI Challenge announcements have received over 13,000,000 hits solidifying the importance of our efforts.   


In addition to the announcement at the HIMSS Connected Care Conference, the challenge was also announced at the NIH-IEEE 2015 Strategic Conference on Healthcare Innovations and Point-of-Care Technologies for Precision Medicine and the NIST ‘Global City Teams Challenge’ Workshop. 


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The President’s Precision Medicine Initiative seeks to revolutionize how we improve health and treat disease by taking into account individual differences in people’s genes, environments, and lifestyles.  Both accomplishing the specific goals of the Precision Medicine Initiative and ensuring health equity more broadly will require deliberate strategies and efforts to ensure that all Americans, including those in underserved communities and those who are medically underserved, can access and reap the benefits of precision medicine.

NHIT Collaborative and partners Announce Challenge  

On Monday, November 9, 2015 The National Health IT Collaborative for the Underserved (NHIT Collaborative) and its partners announced the “Advancing Health Equity through Precision Medicine Tools” Challenge.