Sync for Genes

Labs on FHIR: Sharing Genetic Test Results

By Allison Dennis, Kevin Chaney, Tracy Okubo & Teresa Zayas Cabán – The use of genetic testing is becoming increasingly routine in patient care. For example, tests are available to check newborns for genetic disorders, screen would-be parents for carrier status, inform cancer care, and evaluate potential pharmacogenetic associations.

These Genes are on FHIR!

By Teresa Zayas Caban, Tracy Okubo, & Kevin Chaney – Earlier this year, the ONC, in partnership with National Institutes of Health, announced the Sync for Genes pilots – an effort to strengthen genomic data sharing that is part of the Precision Medicine Initiative.