eMERGE

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:

Baylor College of Medicine Human Genome Sequencing Center (HGSC)
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC)
Columbia University
Geisinger Health System
Kaiser Permanente Washington (KPW)/University of Washington (UW)
eMERGE Network Coordinating Center
Group Health Cooperative with the University of Washington and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Harvard University
Mayo Clinic
Meharry Medical College
Partners Healthcare with Broad Institute
Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC)

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