Johns Hopkins Medicine, JHU Applied Physics Laboratory leverage systems engineering for healthcare

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Johns Hopkins Medicine and Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, both located in Baltimore, have partnered to improve disease diagnosis and treatment with precision medicine.

The JHU Applied Physics Laboratory will leverage its experience with data analysis and systems engineering to investigate methods to diagnose, predict and treat patients with several conditions, which have been identified by Johns Hopkins Medicine. This interdisciplinary initiative will also work with the Johns Hopkins Individualized Health Initiative and JHU's Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare.

"The Applied Physics Lab brings significant new data analytics and systems engineering capability to the field of medicine," said Paul B. Rothman, MD, dean of the medical faculty and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine. "These skills and experience have the potential to significantly enhance our capability to diagnose disease, predict outcomes and treat patients better than we currently do."

JHU aims to launch eight precision medicine centers of excellence this year, which will focus on conditions like heart failure, genetics, multiple sclerosis, arrhythmias and prostate cancer.

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