Integrating Genomics and Electronic Health Records Initiatives

This service is provided by the Precision Medicine Resource in collaboration with the Department of Biomedical Informatics and Division of Nephrology.


The Electronic Medical Records and Genomics (eMERGE) network brings together researchers with a wide range of expertise in genomics, statistics, ethics, informatics, and clinical medicine from leading medical research institutions across the country to conduct research in genomics, including discovery, clinical implementation and public resources.

The primary goal of the eMERGE network is to develop, disseminate, and apply approaches to research that combine biorepositories with electronic health record systems for genomic discovery and genomic medicine implementation research. In addition, the consortium includes a focus on social and ethical issues such as privacy, confidentiality, and interactions with the broader community.


The Columbia eMERGE initiative is open to investigators interested in joining an open process to facilitate genomic research in biobanks with electronic medical records and application of genomic results to clinical care.


There is no cost for this service.

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