SBA Member, 04.07.2018
Basel, Switzerland and Boston, Massachusetts - BC Platforms, a world leader in genomic data management and analytics, announced on July 3, 2018, that it has partnered with Tieto, one of the largest healthcare IT providers inNorthern Europe, to advance precision medicine for Nordic healthcare providers. This new approach will transform clinical decision making by providing healthcare providers with a new platform for more accurate and faster diagnoses, and thereby contributing to even more personalised patient care.
As noted at the global Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2018 summit, precision medicine is entering mainstream clinical practice by facilitating better predictive care. This paradigm shift has been enabled by the scientific and technological advances in the field of genomics resulting in time and cost no longer constituting a barrier for precision medicine.
Tieto and BC Platforms have partnered to bring the benefits of genomics into predictive medicine. A new platform which combines genomics data and clinical data, provides a new means for improving the quality of the diagnostic process. Tieto and BC Platform will develop joint solutions and marketing leveraging BC platforms niche expertise in genomic data management with Tieto’s strong position as a leading IT solution, integrator and service provider for the Nordic Health professionals.
“Genomic medicine is making a large impact to clinical care quality in the fields of oncology, pharmacology, rare and undiagnosed diseases, and infectious diseases. Together with BC Platforms, we can empower our Lifecare solutions for Lab Information Management Systems (LIMS) and Electronic Medical Records (EMR) offerings to ensure that genomics data together with clinical data will be used to more accurately guide individual diagnoses and treatments, but also provide support of preventive and predictive medical decision making, says Inge Andersson, Head of Product Portfolio and Offerings at Healthcare, Welfare and Education Nordic at Tieto.”
”Major Nordic Hospitals are very much at the forefront of deploying solutions to personalize their patients’ healthcare. The ability to process raw genome data in one platform to deliver actionable patient reports is a major advancement. Tieto is the largest healthcare specific system integrator in North Europe with a long history in healthcare, which makes them a great partner for us,” comments Brett Villagrand, Head of Marketing at BC Platforms. “BC Platforms wants to “democratize” the use of genomic data in both healthcare and Life Sciences. Partnerships like the one with Tieto will deliver on the promise of precision medicine.”