Boehringer Ingelheim has completed a pilot project to assess whether it is best served by its current electronic laboratory notebook technology. The process led to Boehringer deciding to phase out use of multiple in-house systems and replace them with IDBS' E‑WorkBook Suite.
Geisinger Health System has added another component to the genomic variant database it is helping to create as part of a $25 million National Institutes of Health initiative. The new addition gives patients the option to submit their genetic test results and other health information to a registry.
The genetic research community is about to get access to a lot of data. On October 20, two public databases generated by whole-genome and exome sequencing at multiple research institutions will be unveiled.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT published its annual report on the adoption and use of electronic health records.
The National Institutes of Health has kicked off the BRAIN Initiative by awarding $46 million to 58 projects. And Google has come on board as a commercial partner to develop software and infrastructure to handle the petabyte-scale data sets the projects are expected to generate.
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute has handed out another tranche of funding, bringing its total awards up to $671 million. Among the recipients of the most recent $102 million are projects to improve the use of electronic health records in comparative-effectiveness research and develop data analysis tools that preserve patient privacy.
The market for mHealth data aggregation platforms has become increasingly congested over the past year, with Apple and Google joining the more healthcare industry-focused Validic. Now Vivametrica has joined the space, outlining plans for a platform that fixes the inconsistencies in data from consumer mHealth products and combines them with outputs from medical devices.
The Harvard Medical School professor has long advocated for greater openness, with the sharing of his own data through the Personal Genome Project a standout example
With pharma trade groups now committed to publishing the synopses of clinical study reports for some drugs, big-name consortium TransCelerate BioPharma has published a guide on how to redact documents.
Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Boston Scientific have begun using Box as their main platform for managing and collaborating on content.