OME Care (formerly Pathway Genomics) is a privately held global precision medical diagnostic and home-care company with mobile applications. Based in San Diego, California, the company offers both at-home genetic testing and Artificial Intelligence to consumers and physicians to support treatment a variety of health conditions. The test menu ranges from pharmacogenomics testing for well-known drugs like Plavix, codeine, lamotrigine, to general health and wellness testing which includes information on a number of health conditions including obesity management, skincare, ans type 1 and type 2 diabetes and hypertension. The company has also applied for an FDA EUA[clarification needed] fast-track on a multiplex Covid-19 and influenza RT-PCR[clarification needed] diagnostic test.
The company was founded with the vision to make “home-care genetic testing and personalized medicine accessible and affordable to everyone.” OmeCare testing services cover a variety of conditions including obesity, cardiac health, inherited diseases, nutrition and exercise response, as well as drug response.
In addition to continual testing improvements and new testing developments, OME Care is also currently developing OME. OME is the “world’s only mobile healthcare consumer application with artificial intelligence to help provide consumers with personalized health and wellness information.
As of January 2019, Pathway Genomics was acquired by OME Wellness and re-named OME Care.
In 2014, IBM Watson Group announced its partnership with Pathway Genomics, to help “deliver the first-ever cognitive consumer-facing app based on genetics from a user’s personal makeup.” The mobile app, subsequently named OME, is the first of its kind to merge artificial intelligence and deep learning, powered by IBM Watson, with personal genetic information. It provides users with personalized health and wellness information based on the individual’s health history.
OmeCare’ executives include Michael Nova, M.D. (chief innovation officer and founder) and Michael H. Cox, CIPP[clarification needed] (Privacy SoCal Privacy Consultants).