CCM research on genomic data management highlights need for enterprise-wide strategy
Health systems that are serious about pursuing precision medicine to improve outcomes for their patients should adopt an enterprise-wide strategy for management of genomic data.
That was one of several key findings from “Genomic Data in Health Systems,” a research report published by the Center for Connected Medicine (CCM) in 2020. Even though parts of the broader health care system have been changed by the COVID-19 pandemic since the CCM’s report on genomic data management was published, an expert from health system UPMC believes the research findings remain relevant.
“It was interesting to look at the report a year down the line and one of the big takeaways that stood out for me was the fact that the research highlighted the need for a cohesive strategy and strong platform technology to underpin the adoption of precision medicine,” said Matthias J. Kleinz, DVM, PhD, Senior Vice President of Translational Sciences at UPMC Enterprises.
“I don’t think the pandemic fundamentally has changed the results of the survey and ultimately I think the insights this report generates provide a path to adopting precision medicine in health care,” Dr. Kleinz continued.