HIMSS Analytics: 70% of healthcare orgs plan to add precision medicine within 2 years

Twenty-six percent of healthcare organizations have already adopted precision medicine initiatives, according to a HIMSS Analytics report.

For the report, titled "2017 Essentials Brief: Precision Medicine Study," HIMSS Analytics surveryed 100 medical organizations and 5,460 U.S. hospitals about their precision medicine usage.

The study found nearly 70 percent of organizations plan to develop precision medicine efforts within the next 12 to 24 months. The study also suggests larger, research-based organizations — academic medical centers and organizations with more than 500 beds — are most likely to adopt precision medicine technologies. Further, specialty areas like cardiology, nephrology and endocrinology gain headway in expansion while oncology remains the leader due to the Precision Medicine Initiative, the study notes.

Here are the top five specialties in which organizations are using precision medicine.

1. Oncology: 62.5 percent

2. Cardiology: 50 percent

3. Nephrology: 29.2 percent

4. Endocrinology: 20.8 percent

5. Prenatal: 20.8 percent

Click here to view the full report.

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