An incremental adoption pathway for developing precision medicine based healthcare infrastructure for underserved settings

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Abstract

Recent focus on Precision medicine (PM) has led to a flurry of research activities across the developed world. But how can understaffed and underfunded health care systems in the US and elsewhere evolve to adapt PM to address pressing healthcare needs? We offer guidance on a wide range of sources of healthcare data / knowledge as well as other infrastructure / tools that could inform PM initiatives, and may serve as low hanging fruit easily adapted on the incremental pathway towards a PM based healthcare system. Using these resources and tools, we propose an incremental adoption pathway to inform implementers working in underserved communities around the world on how they should position themselves to gradually embrace the concepts of PM with minimal interruption to existing care delivery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMEDINFO 2017
Subtitle of host publicationPrecision Healthcare through Informatics - Proceedings of the 16th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics
PublisherIOS Press
Pages442-446
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781614998297
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
Event16th World Congress of Medical and Health Informatics: Precision Healthcare through Informatics, MedInfo 2017 - Hangzhou, China
Duration: Aug 21 2017Aug 25 2017

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume245
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Other

Other16th World Congress of Medical and Health Informatics: Precision Healthcare through Informatics, MedInfo 2017
CountryChina
CityHangzhou
Period8/21/178/25/17

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Keywords

  • Health information systems
  • Precision medicine
  • Vulnerable populations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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Kasthurirathne, S. N., Biondich, P. G., Mamlin, B. W., Cullen, T. A., & Grannis, S. J. (2017). An incremental adoption pathway for developing precision medicine based healthcare infrastructure for underserved settings. In MEDINFO 2017: Precision Healthcare through Informatics - Proceedings of the 16th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics (pp. 442-446). (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; Vol. 245). IOS Press. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-830-3-442