Until now, the delivery of health care has in many respects focused on treating the “average” patient. But individually, there is no average patient. Every patient is different. To individualize treatment, we need the ability to use genetic data to avoid medications that are known to be ineffective for the patient or are likely to cause adverse side effects. We need the ability to individualize preventative screening of patients. We need a tool that can be delivered easily to physicians, and be available to patients. It needs to both educate and provide decision support. Allscripts June App of the Month, ActX, uses advances in genomics to offer such a tool for Allscripts TouchWorks® EHR and Allscripts Professional EHR™. Precision medicine includes the use of genomic and molecular data to better target healthcare treatments, and learn the pre-dispositions to a particular […]
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