By integrating our expertise in genomics, patient engagement and education, as well as clinical decision support, the HudsonAlpha Health Alliance, LLC works with groups such as health systems, physician networks, and self-insured employers to develop customized genomic health screening programs for their patient or employee populations.
These fully customizable programs for patients participating through their employer or health system group programs can receive genetic testing for conditions such as:
- Hereditary cancer risks (e.g. breast, ovarian, colorectal and prostate cancers)
- Hereditary cardiac risks (e.g. cardiomyopathies, arrhythmias, and familial hypercholesterolemia)
- Medications optimization and adverse interactions
- Rare disease diagnosis
At the HudsonAlpha Health Alliance, we believe the future of medicine includes an integrated analysis of personal genetic data that will help guide care and therapy. Our Genomic Health Alliance leverages the power of genomics to provide innovative and cost-effective solutions based on a patient’s DNA.
Why HudsonAlpha Health Alliance?
Our Health Alliance is an independent, nonprofit organization with the desire to help groups and their members get answers that will provide ways to decrease health care costs and improve health outcomes. For the past decade our scientists, geneticists and physicians have been applying the power of genomics to make research and medical advances in disease and improve the human condition around the globe.
Our team of experienced clinical lab and diagnostic professionals, genetic counselors and knowledgeable genomic educators ensure both health care providers and patients understand all aspects of genomic test options, results and actionable next steps.
We recognize we live in a world where data privacy is now more crucial than ever. We are committed to protecting the confidentiality of our clients and their members.
What is Genomic Testing?
The human genome is a blueprint of the DNA unique to each individual. Through a simple test ordered by a physician, pharmacist or other health care provider, genetic testing provides genomic data and analysis to your healthcare provider to improve health through diagnostic and eventually preventive care.
What is Hereditary Cancer Risks Screening?
There are genetic changes that can increase the risk for certain types of cancer such as breast, ovarian, prostate, and colorectal cancers. Both women and men can have these cancer risk genetic changes, and not every person with a risk increasing genetic change has a strong family history. Genomic testing can give healthcare providers the information needed to enhance regular health screening or take preventive action.
What is Hereditary Cardiac Risks Screening?
Cardiovascular disease accounts for approximately 1 of every 3 deaths in the US. Keys to prevention include a healthy diet, exercise, not smoking and knowing your risk for certain genetic cardiac conditions including inherited cardiomyopathies, arrhythmias, and familial hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol). Genetic testing can help identify changes in your genome that can increase your risk for developing cardiac disease.
What is Medication Optimization and Adverse Interactions Screening?
Often medication will prove effective for one person, while simultaneously ineffective for another person and just as there are known drug-drug interactions, there are also known drug-gene interactions in an individual. Scientists have found that specific areas of our DNA can predict whether certain medications will be effective or if they are likely to cause adverse drug reactions. This test can help your health care provider optimize your medication.