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Foundation Medicine, Epic Ink Deal to Integrate Genomic Tests Into EMR Network

NEW YORK – Foundation Medicine announced on Thursday a partnership to integrate its testing services with Epic Systems' electronic medical record system.

Under the deal, Foundation's comprehensive genomic profiling test, along with other testing services, will be available for physicians within the Epic network to order electronically. Clinicians will also be able to receive and review results directly within their existing workflow.

Financial and other terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The partnership is intended to support oncology practices, academic medical centers, and other health systems "by providing easy access to clinical and genomic information in one place to better enable more streamlined clinical decision-making," Foundation said in a statement.

It is also designed to reduce data entry, the Roche subsidiary said. The integration is expected to be available next year. Foundation is also partnering with health systems using other EMR systems to create custom solutions for those practices, it said.

In July, Foundation announced a deal with Flatiron Health to make comprehensive genomic profiling tests available through Flatiron's OncoEMR platform.