The unifying theme of Dr. Peter Tarczy-Hornoch’s research over the last two decades has been data integration of electronic biomedical data (clinical and genomic) both for a) knowledge discovery and b) in order to integrate this knowledge with clinical data at the point of care for decision support. This deep understanding of issues with data integration of both clinical and genomic data across organization allows him to provide unique informatics insight into sustainable genomic data resources for patient safety and discovery. He is nationally known for his work on data integration both for clinical and research purposes.
Dr. Tarczy-Hornoch’s current research focuses on a) secondary use of electronic medical record (EMR) for translational research including outcomes research, patient accrual and biospecimen acquisition based on complex phenotypic eligibility criteria, b) the use of EMR systems for cross institutional comparative effectiveness research, and c) integration of genomic data into the EMR for clinical decision support. Key past research has included data integration and knowledge base creation for genomic testing (GeneClinics and GeneTests).
He is a member of a) the national leadership group for CTSA Informatics Domain Task Force, b) the Clinical Informatics Subcommittee of the Academy Health Electronic Data Methods Forum, c) past Chair of the Electronic Medical Records working group of the National Human Genome Research Institute national Clinical Sequencing Exploratory Research Steering Committee, and d) member of the ClinGen NIH ESP. Dr. Tarczy-Hornoch has served as founding chair of the Genomics Working Group of the American Medical Informatics Association (2003-5) and founding co-Chair of the International Medical Informatics Associations Genomic Medicine Working Group (2004-10). He serves on numerous external advisory boards related to data integration, secondary use of electronic health record data, and translational bioinformatics.