Merging Electronic Health Record Data and Genomics for Cardiovascular Research

Published: March 14, 2016

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  • Electronic health records (EHRs) already serve an important role in modern medicine, but could also accommodate genetic and genomic data.
  • By combining clinical and genomic data, EHRs would have the potential to increase understanding of disease mechanisms and improve patient care.
  • This science advisory reviews current standards and challenges in coupling genomic research and EHRs for the study of cardiovascular disease.