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Technology can mitigate challenges of genomic data in EHRs

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Much work remains to be done before genetic content can effectively be incorporated into electronic health records, research from the University of Wisconsin concludes.

In a paper published online today in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, the researchers explore the ethical, logistical and technological issues needing attention.

“The rapid pace of genetic research necessitates urgent focus on integration solutions that minimize risk while maximizing benefit,” the authors write, also while stressing the need to allow patients to make their own decisions about the treatment of their information.

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