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March 20, 2016

WISH Announces Precision Medicine Forum and Report for 2016 Conference

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The World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) recently announced that a ‘Precision Medicine’ forum will be presented during its 2016 conference, taking place from November 29 to 30 in Doha.
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Precision medicine (PM) tailors healthcare to account for variables in each patient’s genes, environment, lifestyle, and other factors.

The WISH report will recommend how PM can be implemented based on the expertise of those at the forefront of its practice and development. The crucial measurable results for PM – patient outcomes and lowered costs – will be discussed, as well as how those can be incentivized within health care systems.

The report will address the benefits of cross-referencing relevant data. Properly analyzing the full breadth of information gathered by health systems has produced unexpected advances in both practice and policy. Guided by the principles of PM, developing the collection and analysis of such data could reveal even better methods to improve healthcare.

In addition, the report will delve into the ever-present legal, ethical, and social concerns surrounding data collection, and will suggest how PM can be supported and funded at the system level, leveraging public-private partnerships to create sustainable, effective change.

The WISH 2016 Summit will feature seven groundbreaking research forums that highlight and address some of the world’s most pressing healthcare challenges. In addition to Precision Medicine, the forums will generate interdisciplinary, evidence-based reports on topics including ‘Healthy Populations’, ‘Economic Benefits of Investing in Health’, ‘Cardiovascular Disease’, ‘Accountable Care’, ‘Autism’, and ‘Behavioral Insights’.

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