Fact Sheet: Data issues in Clinical Genomics
March 17, 2022
What can EHR systems do now to support genomics in clinical practice
In general, the health care industry struggles to understand how to better incorporate genomics into patient care. Some of these challenges are attributed to the lack of genomic capabilities of electronic health record (EHR) systems. Basic EHR infrastructure is still missing – relying on PDF formatted reports (genetic/genomic testing labs) and sharing discrete data with the EHR. The question concerning who will pay for testing has slowed EHR innovation in precision medicine. Even as vendors are working to expand their genomics offerings, not every health care delivery system is ready. Providers, vendors, labs, and financial interests all need to come together. The industry needs EHR solutions today for genomic data.
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