2005 Informatics Scenario - G.I. Cancer

This video presents a hypothetical scenario where patient records, genetic information, and clinical databases increase the likelihood of clinical outcomes for a cancer patient.

Video Summary:

Mrs. Walker visits the doctor, who informs her of a cancer diagnosis and uses a website to explain the nature of her disease and how entering the the protein profile of her cancer and her medical record into a molectular database can help them choose the chemotherapy that will best treat the tumor. This database also provides patient outcome information that allows Mrs. Walker to see the likelihood of a positive result from her treatment options and allows the doctor to enter her in a clinical trial for a promising new drug.

Mrs. Walker returns to visit her doctor post-treatment and explains the benefits of being able to monitor her treatment and recovery online and download appointments to her PDA.