The IGNITE working groups support the mission of the Network through the creation of guidelines and methods for the adoption of genomics into clinical practice, evaluating implementation efforts and assessing outcomes. They help to encourage collaboration and networking among researchers, clinicians, providers and other stakeholders.

Mission statement:

The mission of the CMG is to gather data, evaluate, and disseminate methods of genomic medicine implementation across diverse projects conducted by IGNITE members.

Goals:

  • Identify and develop common measures to facilitate genomic implementation research
  • Measure and evaluate genomic implementation in practice
  • Develop a genomic implementation model based on the findings of IGNITE research

Mission Statement:

The Dissemination, Outreach, and Sustainability (DOS) Working Group identifies network needs and opportunities in the areas of dissemination, outreach, economics, and sustainability. The working group addresses these needs and opportunities through activities including:

  • Engaging social media outlets
  • Facilitating network publications
  • Reaching out to other networks and investigators
  • Sharing processes and tools that demonstrate economic sustainability

Goals:

  1. Support Network viability, sustainability and adoption of genomics into clinical practice.
  2. Communicate with IGNITE network members on the effective use of new tools (e.g., social media, web site design, etc.) to effectively disseminate information
  3. Collect, consolidate and share scientific and genomic testing implementation knowledge from IGNITE network members to support long-term sustainability.
  4. Expand reach of IGNITE to non-network clinical providers, researchers and other relevant NIH network grant programs to improve overall implementation effectiveness, clinical adoption and sustainability.

Subgroup of DOS Working Group: Toolbox Oversight Committee

It is the vision of the IGNITE Network that significant genomic implementation knowledge gained as a result of the IGNITE NIH/NHGRI funded study be made readily available via the IGNITE website utilizing a “toolbox” approach as demonstrated by other NHGRI network programs. The “tools” provided are intended to assist researchers and healthcare institutions in their assessment and implementation of genomic medicine in an efficient and effective manner.

Objectives:

  • Expand researcher and healthcare institution access to tools (videos, presentations, survey data, etc.) generated by the IGNITE Network that will improve the implementation process of genomics into clinical practice.
  • Utilize the IGNITE Network web site as the vehicle for implementation tool access.
  • By increasing the dissemination of genomic testing implementation knowledge gained by the IGNITE network, expansion and sustainability of genomic testing within the clinical setting may be enhanced.

Mission Statement:

The Education Working Group will share and disseminate educational resources and strategies and related data from IGNITE Network sites to a) facilitate collaboration and information sharing within the Network; and b) contribute to the evidence base of patient, provider, and student/trainee education supporting clinical implementation of genomic medicine and pharmacogenomics.

Goals:

  • To engage IGNITE Network sites to collaborate and share materials, strategies, and other resources used to meet educational needs to in order to support and streamline the development of effective educational strategies within the IGNITE Network.
  • To collectively examine educational strategies employed by the IGNITE Network sites in order to widely disseminate data regarding effective educational strategies and thereby support implementation of genomic medicine and pharmacogenomics.

Mission Statement:

To promote the adoption of genomic medicine in practice by identifying and addressing implementation barriers experienced by healthcare providers.

Goals:

  • Identify provider barriers and challenges to genomic medicine implementation in diverse academic and non-academic health care delivery settings.
  • Develop generalizable solutions and best practices to advance provider adoption of genomic medicine in practice.

Mission Statement:

To bring together IGNITE members creating and implementing clinical informatics tools within the network’s genomic medicine demonstration projects; to help support the exchange of information and ideas among members, and to organize clinical informatics dissemination efforts.

Goals:

  • Support an open forum for the exchange of information and ideas on IGNITE clinical informatics efforts
  • Disseminate knowledge gained from IGNITE clinical informatics efforts.

Mission statement:

Assess, document and publish the clinical validity, clinical utility and health economics to ensure the sustainability of IGNITE projects moving genomic medicine into clinical practice for improving health.

Goals:

  • Obtain CPT codes that support expanded genomic testing and reimbursement.
  • Work with the payer community to identify and obtain the required evidence that supports the clinical utility and validity of genomic testing.
  • Collect and share via the IGNITE “toolbox” materials that help validate the economic sustainability of genomic testing.

Mission statement:

The Pharmacogenetics Interest Group will share and disseminate data from multiple sites implementing pharmacogenomic testing to contribute to the evidence base of metrics and health-related outcomes gained from using pharmacogenomic information in clinical care.

Goals:

  • To broadly engage groups implementing pharmacogenomics into practice to share and collectively disseminate data on implementation strategies, metrics, and patient-related outcomes with genotype-guided therapy.
  • To examine health care utilization and cost with pharmacogenomics implementation at multiple Institutions.