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The Information Technology Infrastructure for the Translational Genomics Core and the Partners Biobank at Partners Personalized Medicine

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J. Pers. Med. 2016, 6(1), 6; https://doi.org/10.3390/jpm6010006
Received: 21 October 2015 / Revised: 7 January 2016 / Accepted: 13 January 2016 / Published: 21 January 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Implementing Personalized Medicine in a Large Health Care System)
The Biobank and Translational Genomics core at Partners Personalized Medicine requires robust software and hardware. This Information Technology (IT) infrastructure enables the storage and transfer of large amounts of data, drives efficiencies in the laboratory, maintains data integrity from the time of consent to the time that genomic data is distributed for research, and enables the management of complex genetic data. Here, we describe the functional components of the research IT infrastructure at Partners Personalized Medicine and how they integrate with existing clinical and research systems, review some of the ways in which this IT infrastructure maintains data integrity and security, and discuss some of the challenges inherent to building and maintaining such infrastructure. View Full-Text
Keywords: biobank IT; personalized medicine IT; precision medicine IT; biobank software; biobank information technology biobank IT; personalized medicine IT; precision medicine IT; biobank software; biobank information technology
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Boutin, N.; Holzbach, A.; Mahanta, L.; Aldama, J.; Cerretani, X.; Embree, K.; Leon, I.; Rathi, N.; Vickers, M. The Information Technology Infrastructure for the Translational Genomics Core and the Partners Biobank at Partners Personalized Medicine. J. Pers. Med. 2016, 6, 6.

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