A Special Issue of the Genetics in Medicine journal on genetics and electronic health record

Volume 15, Issue 10 (October 2013)

Among others, in this issue:

Integration of genomics into the electronic health record: mapping terra incognita
Joseph L. Kannry MD and Marc S. Williams MD

“… To date, no commercial EHR system has been described that systematically integrates genetic or genomic data, let alone uses this information to translate disease risk into treatment recommendations. Even pharmacogenetic information, one of the emerging targets for use of genomic information in health care, is rarely utilized to reduce adverse drug events and improve drug efficacy, despite increasing evidence of clinical validity and utility.4,5,6,7 Use of genetic testing for commonly used medications such as warfarin and clopidogrel can improve initial dosing,8 and there is early evidence that this can reduce recurrent myocardial infarction, stent thrombosis, and death.”

The Electronic Medical Records and Genomics (eMERGE) Network: past, present, and future
Omri Gottesman et al

Practical challenges in integrating genomic data into the electronic health record
Abel N. Kho et al

Storing and interpreting genomic information in widely deployed electronic health record systems
Andrew G. Ury MD

Clinical genomics in the world of the electronic health record
Keith Marsolo PhD and S. Andrew Spooner MD, MS

Stakeholder engagement: a key component of integrating genomic information into electronic health records
Andrea Hartzler et al

Some experiences and opportunities for big data in translational research
Christopher G. Chute et al

Ethical, legal, and social implications of incorporating genomic information into electronic health records
Ribhi Hazin et al

Opportunities for genomic clinical decision support interventions
Casey Lynnette Overby et al

A survey of informatics approaches to whole-exome and whole-genome clinical reporting in the electronic health record
Peter Tarczy-Hornoch et al

Electronic health record design and implementation for pharmacogenomics: a local perspective
Josh F. Peterson

The undiscovered country: the future of integrating genomic information into the EHR
Joseph L. Kannry MD and Marc S. Williams MD