GenomeWeb recently featured a new web application, DocUBuild, developed by Luke Rasmussen from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine and Casey Overby Taylor, an assistant professor of health sciences informatics and Malone Center Fellow at Johns Hopkins University.

DocUBuild publicly emerged last year from within the National Human Genome Research Institute’s Electronic Medical Records and Genomics (eMERGE) network to serve as a content management system for genomic knowledge. It is a template framework for providing structure and context to genetic knowledge. DocUBuild takes advantage of a Health Level Seven International specification for “infobuttons,” designed to speed “context-aware knowledge retrieval.”

“The goal is to help with easing the creation of documents that are compatible with infobuttons, but also creating resources that are relevant to clinicians without reinventing the wheel,” Overby Taylor said.

Read more about the app at GenomeWeb.