VA tests mobile app that helps tailor care based on genetics

VA will soon become the first U.S. health care organization to put genetic testing data into the hands of patients via a mobile application. The Genetic Diagnostic Testing (GDx) App, being field tested this summer, will provide Veterans with access to their genetic testing data anywhere, anytime, as well as the ability to share it with VA and non-VA providers alike. In short, medical professionals will be able to provide highly-individualized care and better treat their patients.

VA Connected Care recently interviewed GDx project leads Dr. Michael Icardi, national director of VA Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Science, and Dr. Julie Lynch, nurse research scientist at VA Informatics and Computing Infrastructure, for a VAntage Point blog that explains more about this initiative.

Read it here.