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Geisinger taps EHR, genomics to identify high-risk patients

March 23, 2018


By combining clinical data from electronic health records with genetic sequencing, Geisinger is making anticipatory medicine—the prevention of early-onset cancer and cardiovascular events—a reality for its patients who are at high risk for these inherited diseases.

Geisinger executives contend that its MyCode Community Health Initiative has identified more than 500 patients who are at increased risk and has uncovered previously undetected cases of cancer and heart disease, enabling its physicians to treat them much earlier than they could have otherwise.

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