"In my view the core of personalized medicine is about deploying infrastructure and processes that greatly accelerate continuous learning within healthcare by extracting as much knowledge as we can from each patient encounter. Genetics can help us become more and more specific in the way we diagnose patients. As we get better at learning from our experience each time we apply a diagnosis we can improve our ability to optimize the care for both current and future patients with that diagnosis. If we can radically shorten feedback loops in this way we will continuously improve our ability to understand each individual patient’s specific situation and how best to treat them." - Samuel Aronson
Samuel "Sandy" Aronson is the Executive Director of IT at Partners Personalized Medicine. His team develops IT infrastructure required to support the evolution and practice of genetic based personalized medicine in both patient facing and laboratory settings. The system ecosystem the team maintains enables a real time continuous learning process that allows laboratories to harnesses their clinical testing flows to advance knowledge surrounding genetic variation. The infrastructures and then enables laboratories to keep treating clinicians up to date through patient specific alerts as they improve variant classifications. The team developed and continuously enhances the GeneInsight Suite (GIS). GIS consists of GeneInsight Lab, GeneInsight Clinic and the functionality that underlies the GeneInsight Network including the VariantWire share-and-share-alike network. The team works with Partners HealthCare Information Systems to maintain the integration between GeneInsight Clinic and the Partners HealthCare Electronic Health Record. In addition to GeneInsight, the team developed the original GIGPAD system to support laboratory processing including its Case Management System component, is developing an Olego management system and assists the Partners HealthCare Personalized Medicine Bioinformatics Team in the development and maintenance of bioinformatic pipeline infrastructure.
Prior to this position, Mr. Aronson was an IT consultant to the biotechnology industry working for Tribiosys. Mr. Aronson also held several positions with Sapient Corporation, was a Strategic Consultant for Monitor Company and founded LearningAction, a web-based training company now part of Best Software. Mr. Aronson holds a Masters in Organizational Behavior and a Bachelors in Computer Science from Stanford University. He also holds a Masters in Biology from Harvard Extension School.