08 Dec SAP precision medicine software aims to improve research and outcomes
‘Our vision is really to create a health network enabling personalized medicine’
SAP on Tuesday unwrapped a pair of new products for precision medicine.
The enterprise software vendor is not new to precision or personalized medicine and neither are rivals such as Oracle and to a certain extent Microsoft.
SAP’s new wares, Foundation for Health and Medical Research Insights, are built on top of its HANA in-memory computing platform.
“The primary focus is to improve research and clinical outcomes,” said SAP vice president of personalized medicine Dinesh Vandayar.
To that end, Foundation for Health is a warehouse for clinical and genomics data, Vandayar added, that also brings models and ontologies specific to healthcare, as well as capabilities crucial to medicine, such as natural language processing. HANA stores the data and Foundation for Health processes and normalizes it for healthcare.