SIMPL: Patient and Variant Tracking


The GMP division, in collaboration with the Center for Research Informatics (CRI) at the University of Chicago have developed a patient sample management system called SIMPL. Tracking patients samples from the time we get an order through variant interpretations would be an insurmountable task without a proper tracking system like SIMPL.

SIMPL was designed to simplify and track a patient’s sample in real-time as it is approved for adequacy, sequenced, analyzed through our custom bioinformatics pipelines, and reported to CoPath. In order to deal with patient information on such a large scale securely all the of the data stored on SIMPL is hosted on the CRI’s HIPAA-compliant servers behind multiple layers of network security.