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DOI: 10.1016/j.jbi.2015.12.019; PMCID: PMC4948866


Genomics is a promising tool that is becoming more widely available to improve the care and treatment of individuals. While there is much assertion, genomics will most certainly require the use of clinical decision support (CDS) to be fully realized in the routine clinical setting. The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) of the National Institutes of Health recently convened an in-person, multi-day meeting on this topic. It was widely recognized that there is a need to promote the innovation and development of resources for genomic CDS such as a CDS sandbox. The purpose of this study was to evaluate a proposed approach for such a genomic CDS sandbox among domain experts and potential users. Survey results indicate a significant interest and desire for a genomic CDS sandbox environment among domain experts. These results will be used to guide the development of a genomic CDS sandbox.

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Journal of biomedical informatics



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Computational Biology; Congresses as Topic; Decision Support Systems; Clinical; Genomics; Humans; National Human Genome Research Institute (U.S.); Software; United States


Genomic medicine; Genomic sequencing; Precision medicine; Task walkthroughs; User experience research