Family Health History and Consumer Health Informatics Presented by: Zahrah Khalid January 26, 2010
Family Health Awareness
Strong link between genetics and disease
What is my risk for disease?
What are the genetic predispositions of my children?
Disease prevention and awareness
ItRunsInMyFamily: Major Features
Family Health History / Pedigree Tool
Family Risk Guide
How Good is Disease Coverage? Table 1. Disease Coverage by Tool Type of Disease Number of Diseases Common to MFHP and FHHT Number of Diseases Unique to MFHP Number of Diseases Unique to FHHT All 17 44 13 Cancer 6 8 0 Mental/Neurological 2 13 2
How Can I Find My Risk?
Risk guide may be too general
“ High Risk:= Premature disease in a 1st degree relative”
Requires intervention of a healthcare professional
ItRunsInMyFamily is more annotative than predictive