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This Month in Pharmacogenetics and HealthIT – February 2017

Pharmacogenomics and Precision Medicine is trending like never before, with the strides that are being made in this field. While you can go and search out the news yourself, we want to make it easy for you. You can start by following social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and LinkedIn. We’re constantly posting relevant articles from around the web. Or you can follow our “This Month in Pharmacogenetics and HealthIT” series where we highlight some of the current trending articles. Here’s this month’s trending articles:

Genomics, Clinical Decision Support Combo Cuts ED Visits by 42%
“Providers who combined genetic testing with a clinical decision support tool to treat home health patients using multiple medications were able to reduce hospital readmissions by 52 percent and cut ED visits by 42 percent, according to a study published in PLOS ONE.”

What the future might hold for EHRs
“While there is still plenty of room for improving the usability of electronic health records (EHRs) and making them more affordable for care providers, experts are trying to get folks to focus on their future potential. The barriers to EHR implementation and interoperability are slowly coming down and once they do, vendors will start looking to add more functionalities to the systems.”

Polypharmacy: Keeping the elderly safe
Reducing and managing polypharmacy is a key factor to reducing hospital readmissions and ED visits. YouScript can help through our drug auditioning tool, no other software on the market right now can offer this assistance.

Breaking Down the Basics of the Patient-Centered Medical Home
“As the healthcare industry moves away from traditional fee-for-service reimbursements towards a new era of accountable, cost-conscious, coordinated care, healthcare organizations are actively seeking new patient management strategies to meet stringent quality and spending goals.”

HIMSS17 Highlights The Year Of Precision Health
“HIMSS is calling 2017 the year of Precision Health, making it a major focus of this year’s HIMSS Annual Conference in Orlando, Feb. 19-22. This year’s sessions will focus on the patient through the use of healthcare analytics and collaboration, highlighting the customization of actions now possible through innovative technology.”

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