Integrating genomics into health information systems. Academic Article uri icon



  • Genome, Human
  • Humans
  • Molecular Biology

MeSH Major

  • Databases, Genetic
  • Medical Informatics


  • To outline the main issues related to the impact of the data generated by the Human Genome Project on health information systems. A major challenge for medical informatics is identified, consisting of adapting traditional systems to new genetic-based diagnostic and therapeutic tools. Reviewing and analysing the different health information levels from an organisational complexity point of view. A model is proposed to explain the interactions between health informatics, bioinformatics and molecular medicine. We suggest a new framework that integrates genetic data into health information systems. Using this model, new topics for future research and development are identified. We are witnessing the birth of a new era (post-genomics). In this era technological advancements in genomics offer new opportunities for clinical applications. Medical informaticians should play an important role in this new endeavour.

publication date

  • 2002

has subject area

  • Databases, Genetic
  • Genome, Human
  • Humans
  • Medical Informatics
  • Molecular Biology



  • Journal Article



  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 11933759

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 25

end page

  • 30


  • 41


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