Author: Jessica Ordonez, MS, CGC.

As a genetic counselor, creating a family history is one of my greatest tools for clinical practice. It helps me assess an individual’s risk for a particular genetic condition, establish rapport with my patient, and educate on the features and variability of a genetic condition. For many years, family history was a manual process, where stencils were my primary drawing tool and computer programs and publishing tables were my primary companions for risk assessment. However, as technology positioned itself at the center of our daily routines and work environments, it felt natural to transition my clinical practice towards using electronic tools for family history intake and risk assessment.

Trading in my stencil for a mouse involved a learning curve. The various risk assessment programs within an integrated platform required a deeper understanding of how different database fields come together to compile a successful risk assessment. Once I was on the downslope of the learning curve I experienced substantial benefits in my clinical practice while maintaining the core values and principles of family history intake and risk assessment. Instead of building rapport with my patients while gathering family history on paper, I’m able to build rapport while working with patients directly using a computer to display their family history information so that they can confirm the accuracy of the data in an efficient and convenient manner.

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Progeny’s new Genetic Testing Results (GTR) feature simplifies the process for genetic counselors and clinicians to track and modify genetic testing results from various labs in one application.  Detailed results and documents from tests ordered through Ambry Genetics are now automatically displayed.  We’ve also substantially increased the number of fields sent from Progeny to AmbryPort when placing orders.  Together, these improvements result in much less manual entry and a greatly improved user experience.  See a quick overview of our test ordering process and results tracking through Ambry below:



 

Tracking Results From Other Labs

Users can also track results by selecting from a list of assays from other labs.  Gene lists are then auto-populated and can be modified quickly along with result classifications.  See a video of tracking test results for non-Ambry labs.

The GTR feature also empowers the clinician to use patient test results data when generating letters, querying data or tracking key reporting metrics.  Current users should update to Progeny 10.2.2.0 or higher to access these new features and enhancements.

DELRAY BEACH, FLA., April 26th, 2017—Progeny Genetics LLC (Progeny), a leading risk modeling pedigree software for clinicians, announced today that Jamie L’Heureux, MS, CGC has been appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer. For 20 years, Progeny has assisted healthcare providers with patient screening, risk analysis, order processing, clinical review, and letter generation.

Ms. L’Heureux brings over 12 years of experience in both research and clinical genetics as a Board Certified genetic counselor. She received her Master’s degree in Medical Genetics from the University of Cincinnati’s Genetic Counseling Training Program and began her career at the University of Iowa as a Research Coordinator for several international research projects.

Ms. L’Heureux’s strong background in software development includes implementing new laboratory information management systems and designing patient-facing Family History Questionnaires. For the past three years, Ms. L’Heureux served as Software Product Manager at Progeny, and was integral to development of Progeny’s letter generation feature and integrated risk models.

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At Progeny, we want every patient to receive the best possible diagnosis and treatment plan. We also value technology as a way to enhance the collection of family history data by clinicians.

In that spirit, we are excited to announce our latest innovation – the creation of an iPad app that gives doctors and clinicians the full Progeny experience while freeing them from being tied to a computer. The app enables on-the-go use of the full Progeny experience, with faster, easier pedigree creation and letter generation.

The app lets you review family history, create pedigrees and update your pedigrees in real-time from anywhere. In order to experience the app, users must upgrade to Progeny 10.

Learn more about the Progeny App and get the download…

Collecting family history is an important, but often time consuming, process when treating patients. At Progeny, we are constantly enhancing our pedigree technology to minimize the time it takes to collect, analyze and act on family history data.

We are excited to announce the release of Progeny 10. Built to save you time, Progeny 10 boasts an updated interface design for easy and fast navigation, in addition to these exciting new features:

  • Free iPad application: your easy on-the-go access to Progeny 10’s database.  View Details…
  • Letter Generation: Create your own custom consult notes, patient letters and reports pre-populated with your patient’s data.  View Details…
  • Updated database engine for faster speed and performance

Learn more about the benefits of Progeny 10 to your workflow, and make plans to upgrade today!

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