The Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has awarded ESAC, Inc. a contract to support the Precision Medicine Initiative Sync for Science activities.
November 7, 2016
The goal of Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) is to understand the complexity of diseases, disease prevention and the effectiveness of treatment at the individual level. A PMI Cohort Program is created to develop a comprehensive research resource that is accessible to researchers and the public. S4S is a pilot to allow individuals to access their data and send it to researchers in support of PMI. ONC, NIH and the Harvard Medical School Department of Biomedical Informatics are coordinating the implementation of the S4S pilot in collaboration with seven electronic health record (EHR) developers (S4S pilot developers). The purpose is to acquire specialized system and software engineering and information assurance services to conduct an independent privacy and security technical and administrative testing, analysis, and assessment of data APIs in an operating environment. This includes coordination with the S4S pilot to accelerate and guide the national ecosystem for patient-mediated data access through APIs for individuals to share their data with researchers, securely and according to their preferences for precision medicine.
ESAC continues to be an exceptional collaborator providing on-site contractors with both the expertise for building new tools and data integration platforms, and the subject matter expertise in the biosciences needed to manage projects and provide significant added value beyond the technology development.
Director Innovation Center for Biomedical Informatics at Georgetown University Medical Center
ESAC's technical savvy and personable staff provides tremendous value to projects involving multi-center coordination and high dimensional data management. They merge a fundamental understanding of biology with expertise in data quality control and data security. Integrating all of these factors is key to delivering a secure and fast data portal for the scientific community.
Program Manager NCI
ESAC significantly improved the quality of bioinformatics applications of the NCI CBIIT program using industry best practices to ensure systems were validated both functionally and scientifically for use by the community.
Program Manager NCI
We are quite impressed with not only by the technical skills provided by ESAC's software engineers but also by the depth and breadth of their subject matter experts who have provided guidance on standards and interoperability, quality assurance, and project management issues.
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