New discoveries in genomics--that is, the study of the entire human genome--are changing how we diagnose and treat diseases. As the trend shifts from genetic testing largely being undertaken for rare genetic disorders to, increasingly, individuals being screened for common diseases, general practitioners, pediatricians, obstetricians/gynecologists, and other providers need to be knowledgeable about and comfortable using genetic information to improve their patients' health. To address these changes, the Roundtable on Translating Genomic-Based Research for Health held the public workshop "Innovations in Service Delivery in the Age of Genomics" on July 27, 2008.
Table of Contents
|2 Genetic Service Delivery: The Current System and Its Strengths and Challenges||3-20|
|3 New Models for Service Delivery||21-32|
|4 Vision of the Future||33-40|
|5 Brainstorming on a Service Delivery Model for the Future||41-50|
|6 Concluding Remarks||51-52|
|Appendix A: Workshop Agenda||57-60|
|Appendix B: Speaker Biosketches||61-68|
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