VariantWire brings new members to data-sharing network

Sunquest Information Systems Inc. said that Nationwide Children´s Hospital Institute for Genomic Medicine Clinical Laboratory, MedComp Sciences and the University of Minnesota Health Fairview are now members of the VariantWire® data sharing initiative.

GeneInsight®, a Sunquest company, supports the VariantWire networking infrastructure and crowdsourcing platform, which provides real-time sharing of structured genetic data between laboratories.

VariantWire offers clinical laboratories across the US and Canada the opportunity to access information that can ultimately help to advance the field of personalized medicine. It is a “share and share alike” initiative that allows users of the GeneInsight IT platform to share variant information.

VariantWire leverages the GeneInsight platform, which works in the background to seamlessly share the data so that laboratory workflow disruptions are minimized. It is currently facilitating the sharing of over 44,300 variant interpretations across 1,865 genes that are associated with more than 300 diseases.

GeneInsight, a Sunquest company, provides a molecular informatics solution that streamlines the analysis, interpretation and reporting of complex genetic tests.

Sunquest Information Systems provides diagnostics informatics solutions to more than 1,700 laboratories. Since 1979, Sunquest has helped laboratories and healthcare organizations across the world optimize financial results, enhance efficiency and improve the quality of patient care.