Agency said the goal is to provide access to genetic testing to drive personalized treatments and enable interventions for the whole country. Manchester, UK National Health Service Chief Scientific Officer for England Sue Hill formally announced a new national Genomic Medicine Service at the Health and Care Innovation Expo here.The new service, set to be rolled out in October, will provide ‘equitable access’ to genetic and genomic testing, including whole genome sequencing, and drive personalized treatments and interventions for the countrys entire population, building on the 100,000 Genomes Project, delivered to common national standards, specifications and protocols.The U.S. also has a similar undertaking, the National Institutes of Healths All of Us program, which aims to enroll 100,000 participants to share their data for research purposes. Both it and the NHS program comes as hospitals and technology vendors are increasingly building next-gen tools for precision medicine and genomics based on machine learning, SMART on FHIR and EHR integration to meet the demand for consumerism in healthcare.

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