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HIRO program: A new model for improving management and care of patients with hereditary cardiovascular disease

Published on August 11, 2017

In this podcast Dr. Tero-Pekka Alastalo from Blueprint Genetics discusses with Dr. Krahn about the HIRO program and walk through the motivation, the history, the goals and the future of HIRO. It also involves discussion on using genetic testing in hereditary cardiovascular diseases. The discussion also addresses why the HIRO initiative is internationally unique and could be used as an operative model in other rare diseases and in other countries than Canada.

Clinical interpretation in genetic testing of inherited disorders

Published on August 10, 2017

Accurate diagnosis of a patient with suspected inherited disorder requires detailed clinical information of the patient combined with family history and genetic testing results. Correct diagnosis confirmed with genetic testing forms the basis for selecting impactful and efficient treatments and surveillance for patients with inherited disorders and enables genetic counselling of the patient and the family.

Transparency in genetic diagnostics

Published on June 15, 2017

There is a significant completion to drive down the price and TAT of genetic diagnostics. To survive in this competition, laboratories have to either rigorously innovate or then make compromises in quality and performace standards. In an untransparent diagnostic environment, health care professionals have a hard time to evaluate optimal and best testing for their patients.

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