Silverman TB, Kuperman GJ, Vanegas A, Sin M, Dimond J, Crew KD, Kukafka R. An applied framework in support of shared decision making about BRCA genetic testing. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2018 Dec 5;2018:961-9.

The United States Preventive Services Taskforce recommends that primary care providers screen patients for an increased risk of carrying a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation and refer those who meet family history criteria to genetic counseling. Such screening requires detailed and accurate family history data, which often goes uncollected during a primary care visit due to time constraints, competing priorities, and lack of awareness on behalf of both patients and providers. In order to address these barriers and promote appropriate genetic counseling referral, we developed a user-centered framework that collects and communicates relevant data in order to prepare patients and their primary care providers for an informed discussion on genetic counseling referral. This paper describes this framework and the underlining data schema that makes it possible.

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