NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) –Seattle Children's Hospital announced today that it will collaborate with NextGxDx to develop a genetic test utilization management system for pediatric medicine.

The partners will work to combine the hospital's Pediatric Laboratory Utilization Guidance Services (PLUGS) program with NextGxDx's GeneConnect platform. PLUGS helps clinicians decrease costs and errors associated with unnecessary lab testing by providing a network of expert peers to give advice, the hospital said in a statement.

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