The sequencing of the human genome and the identification of links between specific genetic variants and diseases have led to tremendous excitement over the potential of genomics to direct patient treatment toward more effective or less harmful interventions. However, stakeholders disagree on whether our current understanding of genomic information is ready for clinical use or whether genomic technologies will add costs to the health care system without providing commensurate benefits. The IOM hosted a workshop to better understand the health economic issues that may arise in the course of integrating genomic data into health care.
Director, Community Development
OSEHRA (Open Source EHR Agent), Inc.
900 N. Glebe Road, Suite 4196
Arlington, Virginia 22203
2nd Annual OSEHRA Summit & Workshop: September 4-6, 2013