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J. Pers. Med. 2016, 6(1), 13; doi:10.3390/jpm6010013

Infrastructure for Personalized Medicine at Partners HealthCare

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Partners Personalized Medicine, Partners HealthCare System, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
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Partners Personalized Medicine, Partners HealthCare System, Boston, MA 02139, USA
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Academic Editor: Stephen B. Liggett
Received: 21 October 2015 / Revised: 13 January 2016 / Accepted: 3 February 2016 / Published: 27 February 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Implementing Personalized Medicine in a Large Health Care System)
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Abstract

Partners HealthCare Personalized Medicine (PPM) is a center within the Partners HealthCare system (founded by Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital) whose mission is to utilize genetics and genomics to improve the care of patients in a cost effective manner. PPM consists of five interconnected components: (1) Laboratory for Molecular Medicine (LMM), a CLIA laboratory performing genetic testing for patients world-wide; (2) Translational Genomics Core (TGC), a core laboratory providing genomic platforms for Partners investigators; (3) Partners Biobank, a biobank of samples (DNA, plasma and serum) for 50,000 Consented Partners patients; (4) Biobank Portal, an IT infrastructure and viewer to bring together genotypes, samples, phenotypes (validated diagnoses, radiology, and clinical chemistry) from the electronic medical record to Partners investigators. These components are united by (5) a common IT system that brings researchers, clinicians, and patients together for optimal research and patient care. View Full-Text
Keywords: personalized medicine; academic medical centers; Partners HealthCare; biobank; bioinformatics; laboratory testing; information technology infrastructure personalized medicine; academic medical centers; Partners HealthCare; biobank; bioinformatics; laboratory testing; information technology infrastructure
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Weiss, S.T.; Shin, M.S. Infrastructure for Personalized Medicine at Partners HealthCare. J. Pers. Med. 2016, 6, 13.

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