Realizing the Promise of Precision Medicine - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128116357, 9780128116364

Realizing the Promise of Precision Medicine

1st Edition

The Role of Patient Data, Mobile Technology, and Consumer Engagement

Authors: Paul Cerrato John Halamka
eBook ISBN: 9780128116364
Paperback ISBN: 9780128116357
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th August 2017
Page Count: 218
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Realizing the Promise of Precision Medicine: The Role of Patient Data, Mobile Technology, and Consumer Engagement explains the potential of personalized medicine and the value of those approaches in making that potential a reality. The book helps transform one-size-fits-all healthcare into a system that focuses on individual needs and the unique needs of each family member, discussing topics such as U.S. sponsored precision medicine initiative, genomics, the role of electronic health records and mobile medicine, patient engagement and empowerment, health information exchange and patient data protection.

In addition, the book discusses the barriers and limitations of precision medicine and how to overcome them. Readers will find valuable insights into how big data, patient engagement, mobile technology, and genomics help individualize medical care and offer a pathway to help detect many undiscovered causes of diseases.

Key Features

  • Provides drawings and flow charts to help readers visualize the breadth and depth of precision medicine
  • Includes sidebars with more details on specific topics for a complementary, deeper understanding of the main text
  • Uses case studies to turn abstract concepts into flesh and blood examples of how personalized medicine benefits patients


Physicians; clinicians; nurses; IT professionals

Table of Contents

1. Population medicine versus precision medicine
2. Precision Medicine initiatives and programs
3. The role of genomics in personalized medicine
4. Small Data, Big Data, and Data Analytics
5. How Mobile Technology and EHRs can personalize healthcare
6. i2b2, SHRINE, Clinical Query, and Other Research Tools
7. Overcoming the barriers and limitations of precision medicine
8. Interoperability and Personalized Patient Care
9. Protecting patient privacy and implementing security
10. Consumer and Patient Engagement


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About the Author

Paul Cerrato

Paul Cerrato has more than 30 years of experience working in healthcare and has written extensively on patient care, electronic health records, protected health information (PHI) security, practice management, and clinical decision support. He has served as Editor of InformationWeek Healthcare, Executive Editor of Contemporary OB/GYN, Senior Editor RN Journal, and as contributing writer/editor for the Yale University School of Medicine, the American Academy of Pediatrics, Information Week, Medscape, Healthcare Finance News,, and Medpage Today. The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) has listed Paul as one of the most influential columnists in healthcare IT.

Affiliations and Expertise

Contributing Editor, Medpage Today, Staff Writer, ; Executive Editor, Contemporary OB/GYN, and Senior Editor, RN Journal

John Halamka

John Halamka serves on one of the advisory committees for the Precision Medicine Initiative, which has been funded with $215 million from the U.S. government. He has also helped to develop 3 well-respected databases being used by medical centers to personalize patient care and clinical research: i2b2, Clinical Query, and Shared Health Research Information Network (SHRINE). A profile of his work is available here:

Affiliations and Expertise

Chief Information Officer, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Boston), and Professor, Harvard Medical School

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