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


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,