MyLegacy is a web-based clinical decision support application. It collects patient-provided personal and extended family history, and based on this information, provides the primary care physician with a genetic risk assessment for specific conditions.
Improved Outcomes & Efficiency
A thorough history is considered beneficial to patient care and the value of family health histories has been extensively documented. A busy clinic schedule usually does not leave the physician enough time to take a comprehensive family history, and unfortunately, even less time to perform proper risk assessment for the different disorders for which professional guidelines are available. These steps are automated by MyLegacy, which uses proprietary algorithms based on practice guidelines developed by the Cleveland Clinic Genomic Medicine Institute. This application, helps save valuable physician time, also ensures genetically at-risk patients are identified and appropriate clinical measures are taken.
Integrated into the EMR
MyLegacy is the first family history clinical decision support application that can integrate into existing electronic medical health record systems. The report (Disease Risk Reference Summary) and the family tree (pedigree image) integrate into the electronic medical record for use by the clinician. Both are printer friendly allowing the patient to take home the information for future reference. MyLegacy data can be reprocessed in subsequent years for additional family history or updated algorithms which are reviewed annually by Family Care Path’s Inc. Medical Advisory Board.