Melbourne Genomics has commenced its final program of work.
By 2025, we aim to see genomics used more widely in clinical care, a workforce equipped to practise genomics, and a shared clinical system to support Victorian genomic health investigations.
Genomics in practice
Projects that will see more Victorian health services ready and able to offer genomics.
- Children with undiagnosed genetic conditions
Ensuring children with these conditions can access genomic testing
Sequencing antibiotic-resistant microbes to track and prevent their spread
Using genomics to inform targeted therapy for solid cancers
- Supporting hospitals to implement genomics
Developing tools to support decision making and change management
- Clinical change
Funding innovative solutions to real-world challenges of using genomics in patient care
- Testing new technologies
Addressing barriers to onboarding new technologies in medical laboratories
- Funded genomic tests
Demonstrating which tests provide the most value for patients and the health system, to inform funding and policy decisions
Genomics will be part of many professions in Victoria’s current and emerging workforce.
- Those using genomic testing
Supporting clinicians to build the knowledge to implement genomics in their practice
- Those conducting genomic testing
Meeting demand for a laboratory and data science workforce skilled in genomics
- Enduring genomics education
Enabling professionals to keep their knowledge up to date in a changing field
Genomic information management
These projects will take our GenoVic clinical system forward and support the ethical use of genomic data for clinical care and research.
- Innovation pathways
Ensuring GenoVic keeps pace with new developments in genomics
- Data access and reuse
Enabling clinical data in GenoVic to be re-used to improve the health of patients, supported by strong governance processes
- Privacy and security
Ensuring GenoVic continues to meet industry-wide cyber security standards
- Service delivery
Evolving GenoVic as a mature clinical product, supporting a growing number of users