WASHINGTON — The US Department of Health and Human Services is keeping pharmacogenomics in mind as it develops a nationwide health IT infrastructure.
 
This week, HHS took steps to bring genetic testing within the fold of its broader health IT initiative by creating a personalized healthcare workgroup under the American Health Information Community, a public-private advisory committee formed in late 2005 to advance the development of electronic health records.
 

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