Mayo Clinic launches new effort to help providers act on genomic data

In a new venture, Mayo Clinic has teamed up with the tech company 2bPrecise to merge patients' EHRs with "actionable" genomic data to facilitate diagnosis and treatment decisions, Jeff Kiger writes for the Rochester Post Bulletin

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According to Assaf Halevy, 2bPrecise founder and CEO, the two organizations are initially focusing on research, with the long-term possibility of developing a clinical product. Ultimately, Halevy said, 2bPrecise's product is aimed at making it easier for physicians to access and use patients' genomic data when making diagnoses and determining treatment.

In the collaboration, the two organizations plan to research a genetic cardiovascular disease called familial hypercholesterolemia (FH). Researchers are trying to integrate Mayo's algorithm for FH into 2bPrecise's platform so that they can then test out new protocols.

Citing Mayo's "very robust genomics research discipline," Halevy said the collaboration will leverage Mayo's "clinical know-how" while 2bPrecise provides the necessary technology to put it into practice (Kiger, Rochester Post Bulletin, 6/10; Cohen, Becker's Health IT & CIO Review, 6/5).

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