Dr. David Feinberg to discuss Geisinger's pioneering efforts

DANVILLE, Pa. – David T. Feinberg, M.D., MBA, Geisinger president and CEO, will serve as the keynote speaker at the Precision Medicine for Hospital CEOs Conference, an intensive one-day summit where experts from the nation’s most successful precision medicine clinical programs gather to share strategies and lessons learned. 

The event will be held February 21st at the Convene Cira Centre in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

Dr. Feinberg’s presentation, entitled “Geisinger’s Path Forward with Precision Medicine,” will explore key learnings from the health system’s extensive work in genomic research, providing a roadmap for large-scale DNA sequencing for other institutions. His session will deliver insights into the early successes of precision medicine at Geisinger, and how the organization’s big database will be used to introduce population health initiatives while also guiding personalized care that clinicians deliver to individual patients daily.

Geisinger is internationally recognized for its pioneering efforts to bring precision health into daily clinical care. Dr. Feinberg will discuss strategies in genomic medicine, how Geisinger’s MyCode Community Health Initiative has signed up more than 180,000 participants and is returning clinical results to patients who are at high risk for early onset cancers (breast, ovarian, colon), early onset cardiac events (heart attack, stroke) and several other potentially preventable conditions. 

“We have this genetic information, along with clinical information, along with 20 years’ worth of electronic health records data for four generations of families and we're returning results to our patients – what is now called precision medicine,” says Dr. Feinberg. “But what Geisinger is doing is really anticipatory medicine. We are taking a population-approach to genomics and returning medically actionable results. By doing so, it allows us to treat our patients before they get sick and helps prevent life-threatening disease. This is the future of healthcare.” 
The Precision Medicine for Hospital CEOs Conference is an educational, one-day summit for hospital and health system C-Suite administrators to introduce successful implementations in the major areas of precision medicine: oncology, pharmacogenomics, infectious disease, population analytics based on big data.


About Geisinger
Geisinger is an integrated health services organization widely recognized for its innovative use of the electronic health record and the development of innovative care delivery models such as ProvenHealth Navigator®, ProvenCare® and ProvenExperience®. As one of the nation’s largest health service organizations, Geisinger serves more than 3 million residents throughout 45 counties in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania, and also in southern New Jersey at AtlantiCare, a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient. In 2017, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital became the newest members of the Geisinger Family. The physician-led system is comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 13 hospital campuses, two research centers, and a 583,000-member health plan, all of which leverage an estimated $12.7 billion positive impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. Geisinger has repeatedly garnered national accolades for integration, quality and service. In addition to fulfilling its patient care mission, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Dr. David T. Feinberg
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