The Electronic Medical Records and Genomics (eMERGE) Network is a National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)-funded consortium tasked with developing methods and best practices for utilization of the electronic medical record (EMR) as a tool for genomic research. It combines DNA biorepositories with electronic medical record (EMR) systems for large scale, high-throughput genetic research in support of implementing genomic medicine.  eMERGE studies and pilots genomic medicine translation  through discovery, implementation, tools, and policy.

As a member of the eMERGE consortium, ChiP Director Abel Kho has developed EHR-based phenotyping methods to enable high-throughput genetic studies.

For more information, visit the eMERGE website.

Collaborators: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Columbia University, Geisinger Health System, Group Health Cooperative with the University of Washington and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center,  Harvard University, Mayo Clinic, Vanderbilt University, eMERGE Network Coordinating Center, Partners Healthcare with Broad Institute, Baylor College of Medicine Human Genome Sequencing Center (HGSC)

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