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Improving Delivery of Genetic Counseling

February 28th, 2019|

In the February, 2019 issue of the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, an article entitled "Genetic Service Delivery Models," analyzed the delivery of genetic counseling services.  It found the availability and delivery of genetic counseling have room for improvement. When genetic counseling services are provided by credentialed genetics professionals, there is greater adherence to [...]

Dr. Charis Eng Receives Award

December 28th, 2018|

According to a press release from the Cleveland Clinic Newsroom, Charis Eng, M.D., Ph.D., chair of Cleveland Clinic’s Genomic Medicine Institute, and co-founder of Family Care Path, received the American Cancer Society’s Medal of Honor at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on October 18, 2018.  The ACS Medal of Honor is the organization's highest award and is presented [...]

Breast Cancer Genetics and Family History

October 3rd, 2018|

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month, which provides an opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of detecting breast cancer early.  Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer diagnosed in women in the United States. The family history of breast cancer is a key factor in identifying risk and it provides knowledge [...]

Genetics App Accessible in Cerner EHR

March 14th, 2018|

Speaking at the December 2017 Cerner Health Conference, Cerner’s Senior Vice President of Population Health, John Glaser noted, "We’re in the middle of an incredible moment in the health care industry, where expectations and standards are shifting."  He added, "The healthcare industry is shifting from reactive sick care to proactive health management."  His remarks [...]

Family History for the Holidays

November 16th, 2017|

Every year since 2004, the Surgeon General has declared Thanksgiving Day as National Family Health History Day.  The holidays are traditionally a time when generations of family spend time together, share meals and tell stories. And just as stories are passed along from one generation to the next, health issues can be passed down [...]

This App is on FHIR

August 11th, 2017|

Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) is a standard for the electronic exchange of healthcare information.  The MyLegacy family health history application leverages the HL7® FHIR® open standard for seamless communication with major Electronic Health Record systems. FHIR (pronounced fire) was developed by Health Level Seven International (HL7), a not-for-profit organization accredited by the American National [...]