Healthcare provider education to support integration of pharmacogenomics in practice: The eMERGE Network experience

Carolyn R. Rohrer Vitek, Noura S. Abul-Husn, John J. Connolly, Andrea L. Hartzler, Terrie Kitchner, Josh F. Peterson, Luke V. Rasmussen, Maureen E. Smith, Sarah Stallings, Marc S. Williams, Wendy A. Wolf, Cynthia A. Prows*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Ten organizations within the Electronic Medical Records and Genomics Network developed programs to implement pharmacogenomic sequencing and clinical decision support into clinical settings. Recognizing the importance of informed prescribers, a variety of strategies were used to incorporate provider education to support implementation. Education experiences with pharmacogenomics are described within the context of each organization's prior involvement, including the scope and scale of implementation specific to their Electronic Medical Records and Genomics projects. We describe common and distinct education strategies, provide exemplars and share challenges. Lessons learned inform future perspectives. Future pharmacogenomics clinical implementation initiatives need to include funding toward implementing provider education and evaluating outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1013-1025
Number of pages13
JournalPharmacogenomics
Volume18
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2017

Keywords

  • clinical decision support
  • education
  • pharmacogenetics
  • pharmacogenomics
  • pre-emptive testing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Medicine
  • Genetics
  • Pharmacology

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