PMCID: PMC3328607, DOI: 10.1016/j.jbi.2011.12.005
The era of "Personalized Medicine," guided by individual molecular variation in DNA, RNA, expressed proteins and other forms of high volume molecular data brings new requirements and challenges to the design and implementation of Electronic Health Records (EHRs). In this article we describe the characteristics of biomolecular data that differentiate it from other classes of data commonly found in EHRs, enumerate a set of technical desiderata for its management in healthcare settings, and offer a candidate technical approach to its compact and efficient representation in operational systems.
Journal of biomedical informatics
Databases; Factual; Delivery of Health Care; Electronic Health Records; Genomics; Humans; Precision Medicine
Electronic medical record; EHR; Genome
Masys, Daniel R; Jarvik, Gail P; Abernethy, Neil F; Anderson, Nicholas R; Papanicolaou, George J; Paltoo, Dina N; Hoffman, Mark A; Kohane, Isaac S; and Levy, Howard P, "Technical desiderata for the integration of genomic data into Electronic Health Records." (2012). Manuscripts, Articles, Book Chapters and Other Papers. 11.