Enabling a Genomics Aware EHR

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The genome is particularly useful for assessing inherited disease risk and the modulation of drug response. To improve the precision of diagnosis and treatment for personalized medicine, multiple sources of information, including genomic information, will likely need to be combined (Altman, 2013). However, to be successful in personalized medicine, the integration of genomic information into

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Computer-Stored Medical Records – Their Future Role in Medical Practice

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The idea of an electronic health record, by which a patient’s information would be stored electronically instead of on paper, has been around since the late 1960s. One of the first medical record systems was developed by the Regenstrief Institute in 1972. In this article, McDonald and Tierney of the Regenstrief Institute discuss benefits of

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Personal Genomic Measurements: The Opportunity for Information Integration

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The genome is particularly useful for assessing inherited disease risk and the modulation of drug response. To improve the precision of diagnosis and treatment for personalized medicine, multiple sources of information, including genomic information from high-throughput genomics technologies, will likely need to be combined. In this commentary, Altman argues that this integration of personal genomic

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Genomic Medicine, Health Information Technology, and Patient Care

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In this viewpoint article, Chute and Kohane propose three key criteria that must be met to enable the health care system to address the genomic medicine challenge and ultimately enhance the genomic understanding of medicine to usher in improvements in health care effectiveness by the end of this decade: the emergence of a coherent, consistent,

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