Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory and Johns Hopkins Medicine have partnered with the goal to help transform diagnosis and treatment of diseases through data analytics and systems engineering methods.
APL said Monday the partnership seeks to bring together the Individualized Health Initiative and other Johns Hopkins assets in the field of precision medicine as well as to develop a “learning health system” that will work to accelerate the translation of medical knowledge into practice.
“By lending our considerable systems engineering and data analysis capabilities, we will further strengthen the capacity of both organizations to make critical contributions in health care delivery,” said Ralph Semmel, APL director.
The lab added that the Johns Hopkins inHealth aims to establish eight centers of excellence this year to explore technologies and measurement tools that can be applied to patient care.
The centers will be built to focus on medical conditions such as heart failure, genetics, multiple sclerosis, arrhythmias and prostate cancer, according to APL.
APL also formed a national health mission area to study programs that seek to predict and prevent disease, injury and illness; detect and respond to health status changes; restore and sustain health; and manage overall health and human performance.