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September HL7 FHIR & Genomics Newsletter: Precision Medicine on FHIR?

While current science is far from providing a uniform cure for cancer, we believe that the reasons for the lack of benefit are many-fold, and that we can do better, and that HL7 FHIR, coupled with clinical decision support (CDS) can help.How do we overcome the barriers to precision oncology? We are far far far from understanding the complex biology of cancer. Available targeted treatment options are impressive achievements, but are woefully limited. FHIR won’t help here – rather, the incremental advancement of science will push forward, thanks to the ongoing contributions of countless basic science and clinical researchers…

Join Us at the August San Diego FHIR Meetup!

Join us for an evening of FHIR talk and innovation at the San Diego FHIR Meetup on August 20th at 5pm.  Elimu is co-hosting this event with our friends at Health Samurai.  Our very own, Aziz Boxwala, will be giving a talk.  Click the link below for the agenda and other event details.

The July HL7 FHIR & Genomics Newsletter is here!

So we’ve been writing a lot about the importance of using genomic data in Clinical Decision Support (CDS). We’ve also written about the importance of Genomic Archiving and Communication Systems (GACS) to store the petabytes upon petabytes of data that will inevitably arise from genomic sequencing. What we haven’t touched on yet is a rather uncomfortable truth – a good portion of the identified genomic variants that come back from genetic tests can actually be false positives according to some reports . How do we know which variants are safe to use in CDS and which ones to ignore?

The June FHIR & Genomics Newsletter is here!

This year’s AMIA Clinical Informatics Conference saw a lot of action in the area of improving EHR usability. Be sure to read our recap that includes links to some of the solutions we found interesting. Plus, we share some favorite articles in the realm of Genomics and FHIR. Happy reading!

Our VCF to FHIR Translator is now a web app!

You asked and we listened. We’ve converted our VCF to FHIR translator for genetic test results into a web app available here. That’s right, you no longer have to download the source code and install it (though you still can here.) You can now just go straight to a functioning app and have at it. All you need is a VCF file or three, and you’re all set. Don’t have any VCF files? Don’t worry, you can download those from our web app as well.

The April FHIR & Genomics Newsletter is here!

In our inaugural newsletter, we celebrate National DNA Day with our list of the top five advancements in Genomics this year. We also share some of our favorite recent articles and posts that we’ve come across. If you like the newsletter, be sure to subscribe. Happy National DNA Day!

HIMSS SapphireTM Demo with AMA

Join us for three exciting demos of the American Medical Association’s Integrated Health Model Initiative (IHMI). These demonstrations will show how hypertension management/monitoring between patients and providers is improved when better contextual information is available and visualized via the IHMI.

Demos will occur at the AMA booth (6891) on the following dates/times:

  • Tuesday, February 12th: 12pm EST
  • Wednesday, February 13th: 5pm EST
  • Thursday, February 14th: 11am EST

Join Elimu at HIMSS 2019!

Join us at HIMSS in sunny Orlando! We’ll be partnering with the AMA and EBSCO Health to demonstrate different uses of SapphireTM. Stop by either of those booths or shoot us a note if you’d like to connect for a personalized demo.

HL7 FHIR Connectathon 20

Elimu will be partnering with Intermountain Health and Cerner to prototype a Pharmacogenomics decision support workflow in the Cerner prescribing process. We’ll use FHIR, CDS Hooks, and a VCF to FHIR translator to get it done. Meet up with us if you’re going to be there or follow us on LinkedIn to see how it went!

AMIA 2018 Annual Symposium

It’s that time of year again. Join us at AMIA’s annual symposium in San Francisco where Elimu’s Aziz Boxwala will be joining Panel S24 with J. Marc Overhage – CMIO of Cerner, Blackford Middleton – Chief Informatics Officer of Apervita, and Julia Adler-Milstein – Associate Professor of UCSF’s School of Medicine, to discuss the road to broader adoption of clinical decision support. More info here. Let us know if you’d like to meet up here!

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