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J Med Syst. 2017 Feb;41(2):19. Epub 2016 Dec 17.

Incorporating Pharmacogenomics into Health Information Technology, Electronic Health Record and Decision Support System: An Overview.

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King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.


As the adoption of information technology in healthcare is rising, the potentiality of moving Pharmacogenomics from benchside to bedside is aggravated. This paper reviews the current status of Pharmacogenomics (PGx) information and the attempts for incorporating them into the Electronic Health Record (EHR) system through Decision Support Systems (DSSs). Rigorous review strategies of PGx information and providing context-relevant recommendations in form of action plan- dose adjustment, lab tests rather than just information- would be ideal for making clinical recommendations out of PGx information. Lastly, realistic projections of what pharmacogenomics can provide is another important aspect in incorporating Pharmacogenomics into health information technology.


Adverse drug reaction; Clinic recommendations; Decision Support Systems (DSSs); Electronic Health Record (EHR); Pharmacogenomics

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