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EHRs Aren't Ready For Genomics-Driven Healthcare
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4/17/2013 | 12:36:16 AM
re: EHRs Aren't Ready For Genomics-Driven Healthcare
RIS/EMRs/EHRs were never designed to store and manage vast amounts of data. RIS systems were the first to manifest a need to have image integration. We've come as far in that regard as to include some key images or to link to images.

As the article suggest all we can hope for at this time is to explore and develop integration options to pull the data out of those systems.

I don't expect any time soon that EHR vendors are going to re-engineer their software to accommodate managing raw genomics data. RIS systems have been around for years and they still aren't managing that data and it doesn't really make sense that they should.

We would all really appreciate one systems that does it all, but I think we will need to settle for system integration.

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4/16/2013 | 6:05:06 AM
re: EHRs Aren't Ready For Genomics-Driven Healthcare
I agree that EHRs arenG«÷t ready to accommodate for the vast amount of data that is stored in genome sequencing and to apply the data correctly. Using these ancillary systems and services provides a great way around this. The approach outlined in the second option of having the observations created and stored with EHR and assigning triggers to the data could flow into most workflows and provide much needed help to clinicians at the point of service.

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