CHICAGO (GenomeWeb) – Partners HealthCare in Boston has long been at or near the forefront of health IT advancement. Its Massachusetts General Hospital set up the world's first telemedicine system 50 years ago and was an early adopter of electronic health records.

In the last 15 years, the health system has gotten a jump on what is now called precision medicine by building up its genomic informatics infrastructure.  

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