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Cerner pledges commitment to White House Precision Medicine Initiative

Cerner, a global leader in health care technology, announced its participation in “Sync for Science,” the Obama administration’s precision medicine initiative (PMI) designed to give patients the tools to donate their own health data to help improve health outcomes and treat disease.

Central to the President’s PMI is development of a research cohort to engage 1 million or more Americans who would volunteer their health data for research purposes. Cerner will pilot the use of open, standardized application program interfaces to enable patients to share their electronic health record data as part of the initiative.

“Cerner is committed to helping advance precision medicine through patient-enabled research to help break down data silos,” said Dr. David McCallie, senior vice president, Medical Informatics, Cerner. “It’s an investment in the future of health care, which will benefit the industry overall.”

Cerner is one of 30 organizations that have pledged their commitment to “Sync for Science” and will participate in the Precision Medicine Initiative Summit on Thursday, Feb. 25, at the White House.