What does it mean to have healthcare attuned to each individual’s unique needs and characteristics? Delivering the right treatment to the right individual at the right time is the goal of the "new frontier" in healthcare known as precision health. IHPI experts are exploring the incredible possibilities offered through this field, and are beginning to develop and implement personalized solutions to help individuals, families, and communities improve their well-being and avoid poor health outcomes.
Precision health goes far beyond the concept of targeted treatments based on an individual's genetic blueprint. It also uses advanced tools and methods aimed at preventing disease and improving the health of communities, and envisions a healthcare system that can predict and respond to the wildly diverse needs of individual patients and their unique health conditions.
Using Big Data for Better Predictions
In our digital age, mammoth amounts of data are collected from the billions of healthcare services Americans receive each year, providing incredibly rich information for researchers who study how healthcare works and how it can be made better.
Learn more about how IHPI members and collaborating centers are harnessing these data to help patients and providers make better decisions, with far greater precision than what's been possible before.
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