Session Abstract – PMWC 2018 Silicon Valley
Session Synopsis: Traditional data silos too often slow down the scientific progress. To benefit from a data-driven healthcare approach we need to make data accessible, manageable, and interpretable. This requires data standardization and overcoming interoperability issues, a major focus of this session.
Session Chair Profile
M.D., MS, Director, Vanderbilt Center for Precision Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Dr. Joshua Denny is Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Medicine, Director of the Center for Precision Medicine and Vice President of Personalized Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is a Fellow of the American College of Medical and a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is PI of nodes in the Electronic Medical Records and Genomics (eMERGE) Network, Pharmacogenomics Research Network (PGRN), and the Implementing Genomics into Practice (IGNITE) Network. To date, Dr. Denny has led >100 genome‐wide and candidate gene association studies using EHR data linked to genetic data. He is PI of the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) All of UsSM (AoU) Research Program Direct Volunteer Pilot and the PMI AoU Data and Research Support Center. Dr. Denny serves on a number of mentoring committees and has trained >30 postdoctoral and predoctoral trainees. He remains active in clinical care and in teaching students.
Program Director, Partners HealthCare Biobank
Natalie Boutin is Director of Information Technology at Partners Personalized Medicine and Program Director for the Partners Biobank and the Partners HealthCare implementation of the All of Us Research Program. In this dual capacity, Natalie is responsible for operations and IT for two large research programs. Ms. Boutin also oversees systems that drive clinical and research genomics at Partners Personalized Medicine. Ms. Boutin has over twenty years of experience driving large strategy, marketing, and technology projects. Prior to joining Partners HealthCare, Ms. Boutin led engagements with Fortune Global 500 companies at Sapient Corporation, a business and technology consulting company. In the 1990s, she managed technology projects at Excite@Home and TELE-TV, two early broadband delivery providers. Ms. Boutin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard College.
BSE, Director of Data Strategy & Alliances, Broad Institute
Danielle is passionate about sharing data in healthcare. A data architect turned strategist, she leads the Broad Institute’s Data Sciences Platform in their development of open-sourced analytics for the research community. Her team is focused on creating the largest comprehensive data resource comprised of molecular data, clinical outcomes, financial cost, social determinant and other information. Prior to the Broad, Danielle designed, built and grew the largest integrated real-world database of clinical and claims data for Optum (UnitedHealth Group). She has wide industry perspective from roles serving Provider, Payer and Life Sciences markets. Danielle began her career in interface and interoperability design for large provider health systems. An Ohio native, she graduated with a Bachelors in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University and quickly found herself in the throes of the healthcare data boom in Boston – now called home.
M.D., Health IT Ecosystem Lead / Verily;
Visiting Scientist / Harvard Medical School
Josh is a physician and software developer working to fuel an ecosystem of health apps with access to clinical and research data. After earning an S.B. in computer science and electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.D. from the Tufts University School of Medicine, he joined the Harvard Medical School Department of Biomedical Informatics, where he served as lead architect for SMART Health IT (http://smarthealthit.org) and spearheaded the Clinical Decision Support Hooks project. He now works at Verily as Health IT Ecosystem Lead, with a focus on the Precision Medicine Initiative’s “All of Us” research program. As a member of the national Health IT Standards Committee, Josh showed a special interest in tools and interfaces that support software developers who are new to the health domain.