Last Updated 2016

Northwestern MedicineNorthwestern University is dedicated to translational research efforts and has focused efforts over the last several years on improving the informatics, clinical, and research enterprise.  Northwestern has a widely-deployed, commercial EHR, EPIC, and developed technical approaches for integrating genetic variation data into the health record and effectively present these results using point-of-care, decision support tools to physicians. A goal of this effort is to develop best practices collaboratively within the network, for reporting of genetic variation data and developing local practice guidelines for using genetic data in primary care physicians and their patients, defining the regulatory issues and then disseminating lessons learned and best practice recommendations.