Ochsner pilots precision medicine initiative in Epic EHR

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New Orleans, La.-based Ochsner Health is adding a new pharmacogenomics decision support tool within its Epic EHR system to let clinicians compare prescription orders with patients' genetic profiles in real time. 

The pilot project will help Ochsner clinicians predict which drugs will work best for individual patients based on genetics, according to a July 21 news release. 

By adding the decision support tool to the EHR, prescribing physicians will be alerted if a drug is likely to be ineffective, cause an adverse reaction or need a dosing change based on the patient's genetics.

 

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