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Human Genetics and EMR Focus Groups

Project_ID: 
10.25
Sponsor: 
Ruth Bernheim
PI1: 
Thomas Guterbock
Sample: 
residents of the three target areas
Project Type: 
Surveys and data collection
Year: 
2010
Six focus groups were held, two in each location: Richmond, Fairfax and Charlottesville, VA. The groups discussed the pros and cons of using an electronic tool to share personal health information with others who might be affected by the same genetic traits. The tool would also offer medically sound guidance and suggestions. Participants were adults randomly recruited from Richmond, Fairfax and Charlottesville VA areas