PerspectivePRECISION HEALTH

Toward achieving precision health

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Science Translational Medicine  28 Feb 2018:
Vol. 10, Issue 430, eaao3612
DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aao3612

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Abstract

Health care systems primarily focus on patients after they present with disease, not before. The emerging field of precision health encourages disease prevention and earlier detection by monitoring health and disease based on an individual’s risk. Active participation in health care can be encouraged with continuous health-monitoring devices, providing a higher-resolution picture of human health and disease. However, the development of monitoring technologies must prioritize the collection of actionable data and long-term user engagement.

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