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J. Pers. Med. 2016, 6(1), 4; doi:10.3390/jpm6010004

Information Technology Support for Clinical Genetic Testing within an Academic Medical Center

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Partners HealthCare Personalized Medicine, 65 Landsdowne Street, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
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Partners HealthCare Research Computing, 65 Landsdowne Street, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
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Department of Pathology, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
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Department of Pathology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
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The Broad Institute of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard, Cambridge, MA 02142, USA
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Academic Editor: Stephen B. Liggett
Received: 21 October 2015 / Revised: 8 December 2015 / Accepted: 28 December 2015 / Published: 20 January 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Implementing Personalized Medicine in a Large Health Care System)
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Abstract

Academic medical centers require many interconnected systems to fully support genetic testing processes. We provide an overview of the end-to-end support that has been established surrounding a genetic testing laboratory within our environment, including both laboratory and clinician facing infrastructure. We explain key functions that we have found useful in the supporting systems. We also consider ways that this infrastructure could be enhanced to enable deeper assessment of genetic test results in both the laboratory and clinic. View Full-Text
Keywords: genetic testing process; information technology support; LIMS; LIS; GeneInsight; GIGPAD genetic testing process; information technology support; LIMS; LIS; GeneInsight; GIGPAD
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Aronson, S.; Mahanta, L.; Ros, L.L.; Clark, E.; Babb, L.; Oates, M.; Rehm, H.; Lebo, M. Information Technology Support for Clinical Genetic Testing within an Academic Medical Center. J. Pers. Med. 2016, 6, 4.

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