Translating Research for Personalized Care

Center for Personalized Genetic Healthcare

The Center for Personalized Genetic Healthcare (CPGH) is the clinical component of the Genomic Medicine Institute, part of Lerner Research Institute. CPGH offers patients comprehensive clinical genetics services, using each patient's genome to guide individual care. The center's genetic counselors are actively engaged in clinical research, education and awareness, public policy and patient advocacy. The work done at CPGH has led to innovative diagnostic risk assessments, clinical tools and improved quality of life for patients and at-risk family members.

CPGH Patient Volume

In 2007, CPGH saw nearly 1,500 patients. In 2018, the center served over 6,800 patients. This is a 381% increase since the center’s creation, and a 40% increase over 2017.

CPGH: Center for Personalized Genetic Healthcare

CPGH Patient Volume by Subspecialty

In 2018, CPGH saw 6,878 patients. 45% (3,111) of appointments were related to cancer genetics, 31% (2,127) were related to pediatric or general genetics, 14% (956) were related to cardiovascular disease-related genetics and 10% (684) were related to prenatal genetics.

CPGH: Center for Personalized Genetic Healthcare

CPGH Virtual Visits

CPGH offers a variety of appointment models to deliver optimum and convenient genetic counseling to as many patients as possible, while also saving time and money. In 2018, 164 patients used the virtual appointment model. This is 55 more virtual appointments than in 2017, a 50% increase.

CPGH: Center for Personalized Genetic Healthcare

CPGH Virtual Visits by Subspecialty

In 2018, 164 patients used the virtual appointment model. 71% (116) of patients used the virtual appointment model for cancer genetics counseling while 29% (48) of patients used the virtual appointment model for general genetic counseling or pharmacogenomics counseling. In 2017, only 4 patients used the virtual appointment model for general genetic counseling or pharmacogenomics counseling, over a 1000% increase.

CPGH: Center for Personalized Genetic Healthcare

References

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