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Proband Featured in Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News Article

With the rapid increase of genetic testing and wider availability of whole genome sequencing, medical pedigrees have expanded to capture families’ genetic mutations. Pedigrees now capture positive results for mutations that may potentially render the individual susceptible to cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other diseases.

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Are Researchers Ready to Use Patient Health Records?

There’s a groundswell of opinion throughout health care that to improve outcomes, we need to share clinical data from patients’ health records with researchers who are working on cures or just better population health measures. One recommendation in the much-studied JASON report–an object of scrutiny at the Office of the National Coordinator and throughout the field of health IT–called on the ONC to convene a conference of biomedical researchers. Read the O'Reilly article in EMR and EHR including an interview with CBMi's Byron Ruth here..

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Proband Pedigree Drawing iPad App from CHOP’s Center for Biomedical Informatics Debuts

Using the new Proband iPad® app, genetic counselors, clinical genetics specialists and others can quickly create even the most complex family pedigrees simply and easily screen with a few finger taps, during a face-to-face encounter with an individual and his or her family.

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CBMi Featured: Starting with Children’s Hospital, DreamIt Ventures Brings Tech Accelerator Concept to Companies.

It’s a bit surreal to go to a science fair at a hospital. But the group of health IT companies from DreamIt Venture’s accelerator coupled with demonstrations of technology from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania helped set the scene for a new initiative by DreamIt that’s starting at CHOP. The program is designed to help companies and institutions develop enterprise software and commercially viable companies.

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CHOP’s Harvest Toolkit Offers Innovative Data Discovery Resource

A team of informatics experts and biomedical researchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) offers a new software toolkit to help researchers wrangle data. Their open-source, highly interactive framework called Harvest (http://harvest.research.chop.edu) is designed to let users to navigate quickly among different types and levels of data.

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CBMi pediatricians talk about health IT innovations for vaccines asthma

Doctors Robert Grundmeier and Alexander Fiks at the Center for Biomedical Informatics at CHOP talked about the Care Assistant program at a recent health IT seminar at the Quorum at the University City Science Center. It was originally designed as a tool to do more precise decision-support projects to improve healthcare outcomes using the provider’s electronic health record system from Epic.

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