Last Updated 2016

Topic: The Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium (CPIC): enabling the adoption of pharmacogenetics into the EHR

Speaker: James M. Hoffman, Chief Patient Safety Officer, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

This presentation will summarize the Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium (CPIC) efforts to support the successful adoption of pharmacogenetics into the electronic health record (EHR) with clinical decision support (CDS).  Through CPIC’s Informatics Working Group (, EHR-agnostic implementation resources are systematically developed and incorporated into all CPIC guidelines.  These resources organize essential clinical pharmacogenetic knowledge and illustrate best practices to facilitate the use of a patient’s available pharmacogenetic data at the point of care. Common terms are needed in order to report and routinely share pharmacogenetic test results across laboratories and disparate clinical information systems.  CPIC has lead term standardization efforts that are being incorporated into widely used standard terminologies such as LOINC.  Finally, because curated and machine-readable databases of pharmacogenetic knowledge suitable for use in EHRs are still emerging, CPIC has outlined the key features of future knowledge bases for pharmacogenetics and ultimately precision medicine.


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