Efficiently and Clearly Record Genetic Information during Genetic Counseling Sessions

Description:

Proband: A User-friendly, Concise Pedigree Chart Software

 

Market Need

 

Genetic counselors need to quickly and accurately record the familial relationships and their corresponding health conditions of a patient as the patient is recalling the information during an in-person genetic counsel session. Further, these records should be easy to understand for patients and other clinicians long after the session.

 

Technology Overview

 

Proband is a family history pedigree chart software used by genetic counselors to increase patient understanding and efficiency during counseling sessions. The software is user-friendly, requiring little training to operate. The symbols concisely record important family health information while still keeping the information easy to understand and recall. At the end of a session, both the patient and genetic counselor have a clear chart for their records. The developers plan to integrate their software with electronic health record (EHR) platforms to ease clinical documentation, analysis of genomes for research and share patient pedigrees with other healthcare providers.

 

Advantages

•       User-friendly interface

•       Clean, clear chart for patient records

Application

•       Pedigree chart software to convey genetic results and the impact on other relatives.

 

Stage of Development: Tested and used by genetic counselors in hospitals, clinic and genetic testing facility.

 

Case ID:
0754-14-Miller
Web Published:
5/10/2017
Patent Information:
Category(s):
Software
For Information, Contact:
Camille JollY-Tornetta
Assistant Director
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
jollytornc@email.chop.edu
Inventors:
Jeffrey Miller
Michael Italia
Keywords:
Pedigree
Software