Personalized Medicine: connecting the dots in a bonanza of science and technology
Soulla Louca (1)
Our society is challenged with several health care issues ranging from an aging population where health care is becoming too expensive to chronic diseases becoming far more prevalent. Improved disease diagnosis for more effective and precise disease treatments should be obligatory. Personalized Medicine (PM) representing a more defined and operative patient-centered care and aims to provide the answer to a health care system in which patient care is consistently improved through the use of information on the individual patient’s genomes and their downstream implications. PM is a rapidly emerging area aspiring to revolutionize the health care system by providing significant benefits for patients and a large economic impact across public and private sectors.
(1) Management & MIS, Faculty Member, University of Nicosia