re: Cancer Researchers Call For EHR Standards
Dr. Yu makes a good point. General EHRs aren't going to meet the needs of the current and near-term discoveries of cancer biomarkers/genomics and personalized medicine.
When designing the EHRs of the future, it would be good to tap into the expertise of specific therapeutic organizations, as well as patient advocacy groups that understand the specific requirements and patient identifiers for their diseases.
Also, current systems are out their in oncology centers to create these types of patient profiles. The Moffitt Cancer Center is one.
Lisa Henderson, InformationWeek Healthcare, contributing editor