The National Institutes of Health is investing $5.5 million in four new groups of health care providers, including Geisinger Health System and the Trans-American Consortium for the Health Care Systems Research Network, to advance the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Cohort Program.
Healthcare IT News writes:
The PMI Cohort Program is a longitudinal research effort to recruit a million or more people for research on how best to prevent and treat disease based on individual differences in lifestyle, environment and genetics. Participants are charged with gathering participants’ health information and biospecimens and providing input on developing plans for the program.
The first round of participants in the initiative was announced in July, with more to follow.