Most medical treatments have been designed with the average patient in mind. This approach works for some patients, but not for others. We know each person is unique. Where we live, our genetic makeup, our family medical history and our lifestyle choices all contribute to our health and well-being. Precision health takes into account differences in people’s genes, environments and lifestyles and formulates treatment and prevention strategies based on patients’ unique backgrounds and conditions.
Together, this gives the medical team the tools to better understand how complex the human body is. Precision health will help us to keep you healthy. If you do get sick, precision health will help us understand which treatments work best with the fewest side effects.
Precision health will allow doctors and researchers from across virtually all medical disciplines to: