What is personalized health?

The aim of personalized medicine is to exploit the potential of different sets of data related to human health: « -omics » data (genomics, transcriptomic, proteomic, metabolomics etc.), clinical data from hospitals and medical offices, data from biobanks as well as health data collected by individuals themselves (« self-tracking » data).


Personalised medicine aims to use these data for the optimal medical care of each individual - starting with prevention of disease, to diagnostics and treatment until rehabilitation.


The concept of personalised health goes beyond this aim: the findings from these data will not only benefit individual patients but also the population at large, as they will make it possible to recognise health risks at an early stage and develop appropriate health strategies. 

SPHN Glossary

A glossary containing all terms relevant to SPHN can be downloaded here.