Twenty-first century health information technology (HIT) initiatives are influencing more than just our scientific knowledge and methodsŚthey are changing the scientific community itself and the ways in which individual scientists and scientific institutions interact cooperatively toward a common goal.
As caBIG« technology accelerates that dramatic shift in biomedical research, its HIT initiatives extend beyond cancer-specific research and even beyond the borders of the United States. Read on for examples of how caBIG« is actively leveraging its infrastructure for research in other diseases and serving as an electronic "connector" to link disparate sectors of the healthcare system.
Family Health History Tool
Explore the offerings of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Family Health History Tool, which was launched, hosted, and supported by the caBIG« program and represents a foundational step toward personalized medicine.
Nationwide Health Information Network
Learn more about the joint efforts of caBIG« and the Nationwide Health Information Network to build an IT infrastructure that will enable secure sharing of health information between all constituents of the U.S. healthcare community.