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Lead Analyst Jeff Miller visits AP Bio students at a local high school.

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.

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..

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.

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.