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


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