As part of the Obama administration’s Precision Medicine Initiative, an advisory committee recommends the National Institutes of Health leverage electronic health records and mobile healthcare technologies to gather data from a research cohort of one million or more Americans.

The recommendations to NIH Director Francis Collins, M.D., were made public on Thursday during a press conference unveiling a detailed design framework for building the large-scale, national research cohort intended as a broad resource for researchers working on a variety of health issues.

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