Precision medicine offers nonacademic hospitals a seat at the research table

Non-academic community healthcare providers should embrace the opportunity to contribute to life science research, according to Hospitals & Health Networks. President Barack Obama's Precision Medicine Initiative, for example, relies on recruiting community hospitals and other entities "historically underrepresented in biomedical research" to gain a broader understanding of environmental and genomic factors in healthcare outcomes. However, concerns about adding to such institutions' considerable workloads often present an obstacle to such a vision, according to the article. To overcome this, though, community hospitals can design research to adhere to workflow rather than simply piling additional work on top of it. Article