NPR has a fantastic series of stories on the promise of Whole Genome Sequencing for medicine. Yesterday, their story discussed how integrating genomics into medicine will revolutionize many aspects of patient care, from what drugs are prescribed to what diseases a patient has a pre-disposition for. A key issue was brought up during this story… Read More NPR explores the $1,000 genome
By: Jud Schneider, PhD Scientific Coordinator, NextGxDx The ENCODE (Encyclopedia of DNA Elements) project is designed to understand the fundamental relationships that exist within the genome of each cell. These relationships between genes and the DNA elements that control when genes are turned off and on, are critically important to understanding how the genome functions. … Read More Why the ENCODE project will be important to physicians (but not today).
By: Mark Harris, PhD, MBA CEO of NextGxDx The NextGxDx executive staff joined a group representing the top providers, payers, policy advisors, and healthcare IT companies at the HealthIT Meaningful Usability Summit in Washington, DC this Tuesday. Topics focused on the Meaningful Use Stage 2, and its effect on EMR usability. One of the… Read More Drinking from the “firehose”
Our guest blogger today is Dr. Pranil K. Chandra, D.O., Associate Medical Director of Molecular Pathology at Pathgroup. Dr. Chandra received his DO from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYCOM), performed his residency (AP/CP) and hematopathology fellowship at NYU Langone Medical Center and an additional molecular genetic pathology fellowship at the University of… Read More Five most common molecular testing mistakes, from the view of a molecular Pathologist
NextGxDx is dedicated to the highest security standards. Our goal is to create a seamless environment that secures patient data, while providing appropriate access to healthcare providers. To this end, we have developed a highly-secure, yet flexible system that goes well beyond the requirements outlined in HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, which… Read More How we approach security