Jeremy Warner on Precision Cancer Medicine Apps

(from GenomeWeb, November 9, 2016)

Vanderbilt's Precision Cancer Medicine App Brings Genomic Data to Point of Care

by Uduak Grace Thomas

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Enabling precision medicine at the point of care requires ready access to genomic information within the clinical workflow as well as tools to help clinicians make sense of the information presented to them.

As Electronic Health Records' vendors work to develop functionality that will enable the use of genomic data at the point of care, researchers from Vanderbilt University and elsewhere have developed a prototype of a clinico-genomic mobile application that provides some features that clinicians might use in interactions with patients. It also "demonstrates how to achieve end-to-end integration with a data warehouse operating in near-real time with the accompanying EHR system," the researchers wrote in a paper
published earlier this year in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association that describes the app.


Jeremy Warner, an assistant professor of medicine and biomedical informatics at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and one of the PCM app's developers, discussed the tool during a presentation at the HL7 Genomics Policy Conference held last month in Washington DC. 


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