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Vancouver Clinic Implements ActX Genomic Decision Support Within Epic

Precision Medicine is coming to Vancouver, WA, where Vancouver Clinic, has adopted ActX Genomic Decision Support. ActX will enable Vancouver Clinic’s 250 providers to use genomics in everyday patient care by integrating clinically actionable insights within the Epic workflow. For patients who choose to have this testing, their providers will be able to better personalize medication and screening choices based on each person’s individual genetic profile.

Vancouver Clinic’s decision to offer genomic screening is an important step toward their mission to excel at innovative patient-focused, quality-proven care.

“The ability to use a patient’s individual genomic information as we care for them, and to consider this as we make treatment decisions about the use of medication, will make a powerful difference in our ability to give people the very best care available. We are very excited to bring these cutting-edge tools to our patients,” says Marcia Sparling, M.D., Medical Director for Operations and IT at Vancouver Clinic. “This is an evolving area of medicine, and this tool will only become more powerful with time.”

With the implementation of ActX, patients will be able to obtain testing, and those results show up in the electronic health record, allowing Vancouver Clinic providers to use genomics to personalize therapies and manage hereditary risks. Every time their provider orders medication through EpicCare, ActX will alert them in real time about potential adverse reactions, drug efficacy or dosing issues based on the patient’s genetics. Evidence-based decision support will also help providers take proactive steps toward minimizing actionable hereditary conditions. This functionality will allow providers to better understand the potential clinical implications of genomic findings and tailor their patient’s care accordingly.

The genomic information is optimized for clinical use through close integration with Vancouver Clinic’s Electronic Health Record, which is provided by Epic. Genomic alerts and profiles are built into the provider’s normal workflow, giving them the information they need, where they need it.

“We are very excited to work with Vancouver Clinic and Epic to bring genomic decision support to Vancouver Clinic,” says Dr. Andrew Ury, ActX CEO. “Integrating this information with the EHR is crucial for making genomics part of everyday medical care and helping to improve healthcare quality and outcomes.”

To learn more about ActX, visit actx.com.

About ActX:
ActX is the industry leader in EHR-integrated Precision Medicine. Our service helps physicians make better decisions about medical treatment, using a patient’s genetic information to guide therapy. Integrated into a physician’s electronic health record workflow, ActX analyzes the patient’s genetic information in real time. To take the next step toward Precision Medicine, visit actx.com, email info@actx.com or call 888-998-2289.

Please note: This service is not covered under insurance.