The Genomic Institute’s primary objective is to accelerate the incorporation of genomics into clinical practice.
The Genomic Institute aspires to create a Learning Healthcare System for continuous improvement and innovation in healthcare. In this revolutionary way of delivering health service, new knowledge is captured by virtue of care and evidence is reapplied reliably to embed learning in the care delivery process. This model describes a mechanism whereby healthcare can continually evolve.
The Genomic Institute aims to maintain patient outcomes as top priority, so that research translation is achieved in a patient centred and patient informed way. The involvement of patients in partnerships to inform research, clinic and education through the Genomic Institute is supporting best practice healthcare outcomes of maximum benefit.
How we will achieve our vision
The Genomic Institute collaborates with a diverse range of stakeholders and partners. Through their skills, experience, and knowledge, the Institute is building genomic literacy across a broad range of professional disciplines, including medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dietetics, psychology, social work, science, bioinformatics, pathology, information technology, artificial intelligence and machine learning. We will streamline and enhance communication and workflows between specialties, patients and researchers to achieve better outcomes for all Queenslanders.
To support the Metro North Health vision for the Genomic Institute we will have a physical presence within the Herston Health Precinct (HHP). During 2021, Metro North Health has developed a Detailed Business Case for the physical Genomic Institute that will involve repurposing current infrastructure within the HHP.
The Genomic Institute has three key pillars in place from which to achieve its vision. Clinical care, translational research and education all support the delivery of a learning healthcare system. The integration of these pillars through the Genomic Institute vision supports the improvement of genomics implementation into healthcare.