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BC Platforms Partners With IT Vendor Tieto to Combine Clinical, Genomic Data

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – BC Platforms is joining with systems integrator Tieto to develop new genomic data management technology, the companies said today.

Basel, Switzerland-based BC Platforms and Tieto, located in Uusimaa, Finland, plan to create a platform for integrating clinical and genomic data with an eye toward improving predictive and precision medicine. The partners indicated that they will target healthcare providers in the Nordic countries of Europe.

The companies said they will employ Tieto's Lifecare line of healthcare technology as part of the collaboration. "Together with BC Platforms, we can empower our Lifecare solutions for lab information management systems and electronic medical records offerings to ensure that genomics data together with clinical data will be used to more accurately guide individual diagnoses and treatments, but also provide support of preventive and predictive medical decision making," Inge Andersson, head of Tieto's healthcare, welfare, and education product portfolio for the Nordic region, said in a statement.

Last week, Tieto announced another partnership, with Danish healthcare ontology software developer CareCom, to address the issue of semantic interoperability in health IT.