The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center said this week that it plans to invest $100 million over five years in informatics infrastructure, training, and support aimed at making personalized medicine a reality.

Over the next two years, the center will install hardware and software to create a data warehouse that will combine clinical, financial, administrative, and genomic data from more than 200 sources of information across UPMC, the UPMC Health Plan, and outside entities, including labs and pharmacies.

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