White House 2016 Precision Medicine Initiative Summit – Recap

In January 2015, President Obama announced the Precision Medicine Initiative, or PMI. The PMI was originally portioned $215 million in the 2016 budget, with the aim to use patient volunteered data on a massive scale to accelerate medical research and thus aim to accelerate our ability to treat and prevent disease. Around the one-year anniversary of the announcement of the … Read More

HIMSS16 Recap

YouScript has received a fair amount of attention at HIMSS since we first began attending the conference in 2013. Pharmacogenetic testing and precision prescribing are always hot topics that draw a lot of attention. Unfortunately, over the past few years that attention has had a challenging time evolving into action. The concept seems to have trouble gaining traction in the … Read More

U.S. VA Awards Genelex Contract to Reduce Veterans’ Healthcare Costs

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded a Federal Supply Schedule contract to Genelex as a government supplier, which took effect March 15th, 2016. The contract makes pharmacogenetic testing accessible to clinicians in the Veterans Administration, so their patients can immediately benefit from precision medicine. The approval will also allow healthcare providers in the Department of Defense, Bureau of … Read More

Precision Trials Challenge – LINK, please comment or like

Big thanks to Ranjit who submitted to this challenge with little notice, description is below. Comments from the online community will also be used as judging criteria. So any responses via comments/applause/views via the link below with respect to this idea’s innovation, impact and feasibility (a simple login  using your existing Google or Facebook account is required) are appreciated. The … Read More

Alert Fatigue

Have you heard of “alert fatigue“? This is the phrase used to describe the de-sensitization to safety alerts that healthcare providers experience when using healthcare technologies. This de-sensitization occurs because of the large number of, usually inconsequential, safety alerts triggered by each piece of technology. These alerts may range from a visual drug interaction alert that flags when a provider … Read More

Visit Genelex this week at HIMSS16 in Las Vegas

Visit Genelex this week at HIMSS16 in Las Vegas and see why we’re in the headlines:   HIMSS Honoree explains why you won’t want to miss Genelex at the conference: “This is a real, practical application of precision medicine that saves lives by helping solve the ADE problem. “ –Dave Garets, internationally known Healthcare IT Industry Analyst, author, and speaker. … Read More