Baptist Health Takes A Personalized Approach To Medicine

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Baptist Health will integrate ActX Genomic Decision Support into its electronic health record, Epic, which is in use at its eight owned hospitals and more than 300 points of care.

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Dec. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- As part of an organization-wide effort to bring precision medicine to their patients, Baptist Health, headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, is adding ActX Genomic Decision Support to its electronic health record, Epic.

Baptist Health will integrate ActX Genomic Decision Support into its electronic health record, Epic, which is in use at its eight owned hospitals and more than 300 points of care.

The ActX integration brings genomics to the bedside, enabling real-time checking of medication orders against the patient's genetics. Ordering physicians will be alerted if a drug is likely to be ineffective, cause an adverse reaction, or need a dosing change based on the patient's genetics, all within their normal Epic medication ordering workflow. A built-in genomic profile for each patient will be available within the patient chart.

"ActX will help Baptist Health make the best therapeutic choices for our patients by recognizing that individuals respond differently to the same medication based on their genetics. ActX will provide clinical decision support during the normal physician ordering process, which is the key to physician adoption. We can improve care and maintain normal clinician workflow," said Brett Oliver, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer at Baptist Health.

"At Baptist Health, when medications are necessary, we are looking to prescribe the right drug, for the right patient at the right dose."

"We are proud to partner with Baptist Health to bring genomic decision support and pharmacogenomics into patient care at an innovative health system," said Andrew Ury, MD, CEO of ActX. "The ActX Genomic Decision Support Platform for Epic will help Baptist Health's patients to avoid ineffective medications and serious adverse reactions."

Baptist Health's implementation of ActX within Epic marks a big step toward helping their clinicians make the best therapeutic choices for patients based on genetics.

About ActX ActX helps physicians make better decisions about medical treatment, using patients' genetic information. ActX uses its GenoACT? clinical decision support program to analyze a patient's genetic information and alert physicians in real time through their existing workflow tools about drug-genome interactions, actionable hereditary risks and carrier status. For more information, visit, email or call 888-998-2289.

About Baptist Health Founded in 1924 in Louisville, Kentucky, Baptist Health is a full-spectrum health system dedicated to improving the health of the communities it serves. The Baptist Health family consists of nine hospitals (eight owned and one managed); employed and independent physicians; more than 300 points of care, including outpatient facilities, physician practices and services, urgent care and retail-based clinics; outpatient diagnostic and surgery centers; home care; occupational medicine and physical therapy clinics; and fitness centers.

Baptist Health's eight owned hospitals include more than 2,400 licensed beds in Corbin, La Grange, Lexington, Louisville, Madisonville, Paducah, Richmond and New Albany, Ind. Baptist Health manages Hardin Memorial Health, a 300-bed hospital in Elizabethtown. Kentucky.

Baptist Health is the only health system in the U.S. to have all of its hospitals recognized by the American Nursing Credentialing Center with either a Magnet® or Pathway to Excellence® designation for nursing excellence. Baptist's physician network, Baptist Health Medical Group, has more than 1,200 employed providers, including about 600 employed physicians, plus more than 2,000 independent physicians.

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Contact Information: Joe Sichel Marketing Specialist ActX 888-998-2289



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