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Garvan Institute, E-Nome Aim to Improve Secure Storage of Genomic Information

Industry Playbook: December 2017

The Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Sydney, Australia, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the technology startup E-Nome in order to enhance the institute’s health information storage capabilities. Under the terms of the agreement, the two organizations will explore the ability of E-Nome’s health record management platform to securely store genomic information and to manage study data across Garvan’s six research divisions. E-Nome’s health record management platform uses blockchain data security technology and enables individuals to control their health records via mobile device while maintaining security and privacy. Through E-Nome’s platform, patients can retrieve, anonymize, and store medical records directly from a health service provider electronic medical record system without risking release of their identity and personal information. Patients also have the choice of consenting to all or some of their records being made available for medical research studies while preserving their anonymity.

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