Clinical OMICS

MAR-APR 2018

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News www.clinicalomics.com March/April 2018 Clinical OMICs 3 Seqster Platform to Integrate Genomic, EHR, and Wearable Health Data A San Diego startup company has launched a digital portal designed to let users integrate, manage, and access their health data within a single platform. The new company, Seqster, says its platform consolidates in a sin- gle site electronic health record (EHR), wearable, ancestry, and genomics data contributed and owned by individual consumers, and largely stored and managed separately until now. Seqster 's platform standardizes in a single database electronic health data collected and manged by EHR vendors Epic, Allscripts, and Cerner EHRs—giving the company access to 65% of the U.S. population's electronic health records—as well as data from direct-to-consumer testing companies, and from several top wearable tech developers, including Garmin, Apple, and Nokia. The platform incorporates data from more than 1,000 healthcare providers comprising more than 2,000 hospitals and clinics nation- wide. Healthcare providers include multi-hospital systems—including Cleveland Clinic, Kaiser, Mayo Clinic, Sutter Health, University of Calfornia, and San Francisco—as well as special- ized providers. "We've created the Mint.com of health data," Seqster CEO and co-founder Ardy Arianpour told Clin- ical OMICs, referring to the financial data portal that lets users track their bank accounts, incoming bills, and credit score. "The same way that Mint enables consumers to see their net worth, why don't we have an ecosys- tem or a platform where we can actu- ally aggregate our health data and see our net health?" The platform is designed to create multi-generational health records for families through HealthTrust, a legal framework allowing users to store and transmit medical, DNA, and fitness data to family members, or others who are deemed trusted recipients. "There's lots of data that's been siloed by EHR companies, genomics companies, and wellness wearable companies," added Arianpour, who previously held executive roles at Ambry Genetics and Pathway Genom- ics. "The only way to un-silo all of that data is to involve the consumer, (continued on next page) By Alex Philippidis Ardy Arianpour, CEO of health data startup Seqster.

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