Introducing personalized health for the family: the experience of a single hospital system.
Pharmacogenetic testing is leading the personalized health movement, gradually being implemented in a variety of healthcare settings. To inform the efforts of other hospital and clinical practices implementing personalized health or medicine applications, we describe the implementation of a newborn pharmacogenetic testing program at Inova Health System (VA, USA). In particular, we describe the efforts to gather patient feedback through focus groups, the training and program staff, the pilot program and our experiences to date. In our experience, a multidisciplinary team was essential to address the myriad facets of program development and implementation as well as an in-person approach to introduce testing and patient education.
Huddleston, KL; Klein, E; Fuller, A; Jo, G; Lawrence, G; Haga, SB
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