New genomic module facilitates more personalized forms of medicine

New genomic module facilitates more personalized forms of medicine

Publication date: Aug 09, 2019

Researchers from the HSE Epilepsy Lighthouse Project and FutureNeuro, the SFI Research Centre for Chronic and Rare Neurological Diseases hosted by RCSI, have developed a new genomics module in the Irish National Epilepsy Electronic Patient Record (EPR) system.

This system captures, in great depth, the subtle patient features relevant to specialist care and allows for quicker access to key clinical data to better support people with complex chronic diseases such as epilepsy.

The Lighthouse project combined the emerging fields of genomics and EPRs to promote personalised medicine and improved healthcare for people with epilepsy.

Mary Fitzsimons, FutureNeuro Epilepsy eHealth Lead and Director of the Epilepsy Lighthouse Project, RCSI The new Epilepsy EPR module facilitates regular multidisciplinary meetings between clinicians, geneticists, bioinformaticians, and other team members, where they review data from genomic testing to determine if there is an identifiable genetic cause for a person’s epilepsy.

We hope this new eHealth technology can inform how genomics is integrated into the Irish healthcare system and act as an example for other diseases beyond epilepsy,” said Gianpiero Cavalleri, FutureNeuro Deputy Director and Professor of Human Genetics at RCSI.

Concepts Keywords
Beaumont Hospital Medicine
Chronic Diseases Health
Clinical Medicine Neurology
EHealth Epilepsy
Epilepsy Neurological diseases
EPR Improved healthcare epilepsy
EPRs Articles
Genetic Syndromes
Genome
Healthcare
HSE
Ireland
Irish
Medicine
Neurological Diseases
Neurologist
Norman
RCSI
System Integration

Semantics

Type Source Name
disease MESH Epilepsy
disease DOID Epilepsy
disease MESH diagnosis
gene UNIPROT RXFP2
gene UNIPROT WDFY2
drug DRUGBANK Tropicamide
disease MESH chronic diseases
gene UNIPROT EPRS

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