PREVENTIVE and PREDICTIVE system
A better use of data and technology has the power to improve health, transforming the quality and reducing the cost of health and care services. It can give patients and citizens more control over their health and wellbeing, empower careers, reduce the administrative burden for care professionals, and support the development of new medicines and treatments.
In other words, the real challenge for national and regional authorities is to tackle the shift from a REACTIVE healthcare system (based on episodic and acute care model) to a PREVENTIVE (stratifying at-risk individuals and ensure that preventive action is taken to intervene well before the onset of symptoms, let alone illness) and PREDICTIVE (leverage and integrate cutting-edge technologies to not only stratify risk, but even predict risk and intervene even further upstream) system
In the face of this potential huge leap forward, the fact that personalised health lacks the cooperation at regional level and coordination needed to organise the still very fragmented field is a severe drawback to its development and for placing investments in an effective manner. For this reason, it is crucial to direct major efforts towards coordinating and aligning regional stakeholders (public institutions, governments, industry, civil society, patient organisations) in personalised health action across Europe and beyond in order to:
- Create a participatory approach
- Build trust
- Enable a multi-stakeholder process
- Channel investments towards Personalised Health