The MiGene Family History Application is a mobile app available for Android that assists physicians in gathering patient demographic data and medical histories. It can also record data and, while helping community health workers care for their patients. The app tracks the number of diagnosed (living and deceased) relatives, which establishes a three-generation lineage. Based on the medical diagnoses entered, genetic counseling information is provided to the physicians to pass on to the patients.
The MiGene app was developed in 2016 through a partnership between University of Michigan’s departments of pediatrics and of obstetrics and gynecology, and St. Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College in Ethiopia. The app was designed so that it could be used broadly to support health needs assessments by any hospital or ministry of health through its ability to store the entered epidemiologic data for future analysis.
Pediatricians, OB-GYNs, and fetal medicine specialists are using the MiGene app to trace patient histories of conditions such as Trisomy 21/Down syndrome, cleft lip and/or palate, heart malformations, and intellectual disability. The team plans to publish the results of the MiGene study to help future work in community genetics in developing countries.
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