European healthcare systems readiness to shift from 'one-size fits all' to personalized medicine

S. Schee Genannt Halfmann, Nikolaos Evangelatos, P. Schröder-Bäck, A. Brand

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Abstract

Personalized medicine (PM) is no longer an abstract healthcare approach. It has become a reality over the last years and is already successfully applied in the various medical fields. Although there are success stories of implementing PM, there are still many more opportunities to further implement and make full use of the potential of PM. We assessed the system readiness of healthcare systems in Europe to shift from the predominant 'one size fits all' healthcare approach to PM. We conclude that European healthcare systems are only partially ready for PM. Key challenges such as integration of big data, health literacy, reimbursement and regulatory issues need to be overcome in order to strengthen the implementation and uptake of PM.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-74
Number of pages12
JournalPersonalized Medicine
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2017

JEL classifications

  • i18 - "Health: Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health"
  • o29 - Development Planning and Policy: Other

Keywords

  • big data
  • clinical trials
  • European healthcare systems
  • health data co-operatives
  • health literacy
  • personalized medicine
  • system readiness
  • systematic early dialogue
  • PUBLIC-HEALTH
  • IMPLEMENTATION
  • EDUCATION
  • OPPORTUNITIES
  • DRUG RESPONSE
  • CHALLENGES
  • GENOMICS
  • GENETICS
  • PHARMACOGENOMICS
  • PERSPECTIVES

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