The San Francisco-based precision medicine company Syapse has announced the creation of a Precision Medicine Council that will be comprised of a group of oncology, operations, and research leaders from health systems dedicated to advancing precision oncology through sharing best practices.
Each year, Syapse and members of its Precision Medicine Council will convene to share strategies and insights for growing precision medicine programs in the community setting. Syapse will host the inaugural event October 18-20 in San Francisco, officials said.
Inaugural members include Henry Ford Health System, Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health (the Precision Medicine Alliance), Providence St. Joseph Health, Aurora Health Care, and the University of Miami Health System. Syapse customers who join the network in the summer of 2018 will be eligible to join the Council’s fall event, space permitting. "We are privileged to serve a progressive group of early adopters in the field of precision medicine,” said Ken Tarkoff, CEO of Syapse. “Beyond providing health systems with the industry's leading software application, they have asked us to facilitate the exchange of early lessons within our network and to broker insights that benefit the entire group
According to Syapse officials, leading health systems are increasingly adopting precision medicine to provide better cancer care. With precision medicine, physicians can deliver personalized treatments based on a patient’s clinical and genomic profile, an approach that has been shown to improve patient outcomes, lower costs, and increase efficiency.
“Oncologists and administrators know that collaboration is vital in bringing research to and making the best treatment decisions for patients,” said Damon Hostin, CEO of the Precision Medicine Alliance (PMA). “PMA recognizes that health systems can learn from like-minded peers across the country.”
Health systems that partner with Syapse have access to the Syapse software platform, data sharing network, and the benefits of other industry partnerships. New Syapse partners will also have the opportunity to join the Syapse Precision Medicine Council to connect with other leading health systems with more advanced precision medicine programs, officials noted.
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