Genetics & Genomics

Genetic and genomic technologies are used extensively within the Partners Healthcare System (PHS). They play an increasingly important role in both the research we conduct and the clinical care of our patients.  Partners HealthCare Personalized Medicine (PPM) has built and deployed infrastructure to support laboratory operations, geneticist reporting processes and genomic knowledge management.  We have also collaborated with other PHS IS groups to integrate genetic results into our electronic medical record infrastructure.
 
Our genomic IT infrastructure continues to rapidly evolve along with the underlying molecular techniques it supports. Significant challenges lie ahead. The IT infrastructure required to fully implement genomic based personalized medicine (PM) does not yet exist. We are dedicated to establishing this infrastructure for the benefit of patients both inside and outside of the PHS network.