About the Lab

Genomic medicine provides new opportunities to diagnose, treat and prevent disease, but new knowledge is discovered at a pace that far exceeds the ability to share, manage and integrate that knowledge into clinical information systems.

Dr. Freimuth's Informatics of Genomic Medicine Laboratory at Mayo Clinic focuses on several areas of research, including:

  • Developing more scalable, efficient methods for implementing genomic-based clinical decision support (CDS) rules within a health system and creating ways to share genomic CDS rules between systems.
  • Building systems to enable researchers to evaluate the medical outcomes of genomic-guided therapy decisions.
  • Developing industry-wide standards, including data models, terminologies and message formats, which facilitate the exchange of clinical genomics data.
  • Improving methods for returning clinical genomic data to patients and providing Web-based access to genomic treatment guidelines on mobile devices.

The goal of this research is to develop genomic clinical decision support tools that enable care providers to understand and make use of a patient's unique genomic data by providing recommendations based on clinical practice guidelines and up-to-date knowledge bases.