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Genetic Data

Electronic medical records may accelerate genome-driven diagnoses and treatments

EMR Daily News

“A new study reveals an exciting potential benefit of the rapidly accumulating databases of health care information, the ability to make unprecedented links between genomic data and clinical medicine.
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2 April 2010 | No Comments »
Categories: News | Country: United States | EHR: EHR, EHR USA | Tag(s): Data Aggregation, DNA, emr, Genetic Data, Genomics, Secondary Data Use

Future of the EHR: Exponential Increase in Storage

Gerry Higgins, HealthsystemCIO.com

“It’s not just genomic scientists that are dealing with enormous amounts of DNA sequence data – the clinician will soon be next. However, the explosion in linking disease with genetics, and the realization that the FDA will require gene testing prior to the prescription of potentially hundreds of drugs, will challenge the storage capacity required for clinical data.
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21 March 2010 | No Comments »
Categories: News | Country: United States | Tag(s): Data Storage, Genetic Data

HL7 transmits genetic results to EHR

Sarah Bruce, e-Health Europe

“Health Level Seven, the global interoperability standards body for healthcare IT, has announced that its messaging standard has successfully coded genetic test results from a lab and transmitted them to an electronic health record for the first time.
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4 February 2010 | No Comments »
Categories: News | EHR: EHR | Tag(s): Genetic Data, HL7

For the record …

Government Health IT

HHS rules on protecting genetic data

The Health and Human Services Department wants to prevent health plans from using or disclosing individuals’ genetic information. HHS proposed changes Oct. 1 to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) to prohibit such practices and to clarify that genetic information is protected health data.
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3 October 2009 | 1 Comment »
Categories: News | Country: United States | EHR: EHR, EHR USA | Tag(s): Data Mining, Genetic Data

Some Thoughts, and a Question, on the Declaration of Health Data Rights

Bradley Kreit, Health Horizons

“23andMe’s “research revolution” involves, as they wrote, getting people to contribute their genomic and other data to research projects, and using the aggregated data to drive new research and innovation, which will likely be the next frontier in privacy and data ownership debates.
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27 June 2009 | No Comments »
Categories: News | Country: United States | EHR: EHR, EHR USA | Tag(s): Genetic Data, Ownership

Científicos españoles crean un ‘chip’ de ADN para calcular el riesgo de infartos

El País

“Científicos españoles han desarrollado un chip de ADN para precisar el riesgo cardiovascular teórico a largo plazo, según informa el Hospital del Mar de Barcelona.
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18 June 2009 | No Comments »
Categories: News | Country: Spain | Tag(s): Cardiology, Chip, DNA, Genetic Data

Hospital to Collect Patients’ Genomic Data

Emily Singer, Technology Review

“Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) has announced plans to collect blood samples for genetic analysis from all consenting patients and then feed that information into a large database, allowing scientists to analyze patients’ genomes alongside detailed medical histories.
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12 June 2009 | No Comments »
Categories: News | Country: United States | EHR: EHR, EHR USA | Tag(s): emr, Genetic Data, Medical History

The Life-Saving Secrets in Your Family Tree

Anna Wilde Mathews, The Wall Street Journal

“Each year, when Dale Kagan’s cousins gather for the Rosh Hashana holiday, they catch her up on important family news like births and marriages — and the results of their colonoscopies.
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12 June 2009 | No Comments »
Categories: News | Country: United States | EHR: EHR, EHR USA | Tag(s): Family, Genetic Data, Medical History

EHRs Enabling Genetic Research

“In two decades, the health care encounter between patients and physicians will bear little resemblance to its contemporary counterpart. That’s the view of Dan Roden, M.D. First, the record will be entirely electronic. Moreover, the discussion of the patient’s symptoms of disease and treatment will include a personalized, genetic component. “The doctor will discuss the treatment and in the background, a search engine will be at work combing research databanks,” says Roden, assistant vice chancellor for personalized medicine at Vanderbilt Medical Center, Nashville. “The search engine will guide the appropriate dose of a medication, or inform the physician that a given drug is unlikely to work, given the genetic make-up of the person”.”
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Gary Baldwin, Health Data Management, 1 December 2008

1 December 2008 | No Comments »
Categories: News | Country: United States | EHR: EHR, EHR USA | Tag(s): Data Storage, De-identification, Genetic Data, Privacy

Harmonized Standards for the Genome and Family History

“As one of the first humans to have my genome sequenced, I’m passionate about the standards used to record genomic and family history data. The initial national effort just completed the public comment phase and is not yet approved by the HITSP panel, but we hope to gain panel approval in December and present this work to the AHIC Successor on January 8, 2009 for acceptance by Secretary Leavitt before he leaves office. Here’s a summary of the work thus far.”
Article
John Halamka, Life as a Healthcare CIO, 19 November 2008

20 November 2008 | No Comments »
Categories: News | Country: United States | EHR: EHR, EHR USA | Tag(s): Genetic Data, Standards

Cerner Incorporates Genomics Into EMR

“Molecular diagnostics laboratories that are doing clinical genomics “try to fit a round peg into a square hole, especially when it comes to workflow,” says Mark Hoffman, director of translational medicine at Cerner, the Kansas City-based health-IT player which has been targeting this market since 2005. “They try to use systems that were designed for traditional pathology and shoehorn those into a very unique and contemporary workflow, going into contortions to do that within their information system, especially with infectious disease testing”.”
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Cindy Atoji, Digital HealthCare & Productivity, 11 November 2008

15 November 2008 | No Comments »
Categories: News | Country: United States | EHR: EHR, EHR USA | Tag(s): Genetic Data

23andMe: Time’s Best invention of 2008

“Just two years since conception and personal genome services company 23andMe’s Personal Genome Serviceâ„¢ has earned TIME Magazine’s Best Invention of the Year for “its exceptional work in making personal genomics accessible and affordable”.”
Article
Genetics & Health, 31 October 2008

31 October 2008 | No Comments »
Categories: News | Country: United States | Tag(s): Genetic Data, Web

Four Challenges in Personalized Medicine

“Personalized medicine has just begun to alter health care in fundamental and profound ways. Genetic tests have already become mainstream practice for some cancers in identifying treatment strategies. And as an indication of what the future might hold, genetic analyses indicate that asthma, hypertension and Alzheimer’s have many genes in common. But before we can take full advantage of available genetic information, there are four factors we need to address: the electronic health record, reimbursement, privacy practices, and provider and patient education. These are in addition to the progress in medical science needed to understand the specifics of the relationships among our genome, the environment and our health.”
Article
John Glaser, HHNMostWired, 1 October 2008

1 October 2008 | No Comments »
Categories: News | Country: United States | EHR: EHR, EHR USA | Tag(s): Decision Support, Education, Genetic Data, Interoperability, Personalised Medicine, Privacy, Standards

First big regulatory challenge to Health 2.0

“It is something of a surprise that it popped up this way, but the establishment challenge to Health 2.0 was going to start somewhere. And it appears to have started with two big states, New York & California ordering 13 companies to stop Gene Testing.”
Article
Matthew Holt, The Health Care Blog, 14 June 2008

16 June 2008 | No Comments »
Categories: News | Country: United States | Tag(s): Genetic Data, Health 2.0

HHS considers adding genetic information to EHRs

“This has been the first public announcement I have heard on the topic, even though I began commenting on this about 6 months ago on the blog here, good to see it is work in progress. First order of business is to get some standardizations in place. The National Library of Congress is already working on the project to help supply the software vendors the information needed to create such interfaces. Patient consent will also be required. This will be a large project indeed and then there is work to bring information in to the PHR as well, as patients may want the option to have the information first in their own personal health records before sharing with a physician with services such as Microsoft HealthVault and Google Health.”
Article
The Medical Quack, 10 June 2008

11 June 2008 | No Comments »
Categories: News | Country: United States | EHR: EHR, EHR USA | Tag(s): Genetic Data

Moore’s Law and health care

“Moore’s Law is the force behind the biggest trend in health care, personalized health care. Instead of guessing about what you should do based on test results when you get sick, doctors prescribe lifestyle changes beforehand, based on genetic knowledge.”
Article
Dana Blankenhorn, ZDNet Healthcare, 20 May 2008

20 May 2008 | No Comments »
Categories: News | Tag(s): Genetic Data, Nanotechnology, Personalised Medicine, personalised-health, Web 2.0

Genetics: Now that we finally have some protection…

“The Senate unanimously passed their version of a Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act this week while the House had one hold-out when they voted to pass this legislation yesterday.  President Bush says he’ll sign the legislation into law once it arrives on his desk. What I can’t quite figure out though is with such near unanimous approval, why did it take the legislature 13 years to finally pass this law and secondly, now that they have passed it, why the 18 month wait for it to actually become law?  Maybe it has something to do with reconciliation with the numerous states who are way ahead of the Feds on this one, with some 32 states already having legislation in place to protect employees.”
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John Moore, Chilmark Research, 2 May 2008

3 May 2008 | No Comments »
Categories: News | EHR: EHR | Tag(s): Genetic Data, phr, sealed-envelope

Congress OKs Genetic Data Protection

“The House on a 414-1 vote May 1 passed the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act and the White House said President Bush would sign the bill into law. Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) was the lone dissenter. The Senate approved the bill 95-0 on April 24.”
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Health Data Management, 2 May 2008

2 May 2008 | No Comments »
Categories: News | Country: United States | Tag(s): Confidentiality, Genetic Data

Healthcare IT plays key role in curing diseases, researchers say

“Over and over again at the Bio-IT World Conference in Boston this week, researchers, providers, pharmaceutical companies and vendors alike hailed the role of electronic data exchange as central to the advances being made in disease research.
The advances are linked to the mapping of genetic code and the relative ease and speed electronic data provides for analyzing and sharing research.”
Article
Diana Manos, Healthcare IT News, 30 April 2008

1 May 2008 | No Comments »
Categories: News | Country: United States | Tag(s): Genetic Data, Pharmaceutical

Senate bill won’t prevent genetic discrimination, privacy activist says

“A genetic nondiscrimination bill approved Thursday by a Senate panel won’t protect people from potentially losing their jobs or health insurance if the information gets out electronically, a privacy activist said.
Deborah Peel, MD, founder of Patient Privacy Rights, said the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), approved April 24 by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, will not protect people because it allows insurers and employers to hold genetic information, a right that should be solely in the hands of people.”
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Diana Manos, Healthcare IT News, 25 April 2008

26 April 2008 | No Comments »
Categories: News | Country: United States | Tag(s): Genetic Data, Privacy

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