Global Trends 2019 – Personalized healthcare for the future
The possibilities of personalization are endless. Nowadays, almost everything can be tailored to satisfy the customer’s preference and needs more effectively. From e-commerce solutions to hospitality businesses, you can easily encounter personalization. And the same can also be applied to healthcare solutions. We believe that personalized healthcare will be made possible in the not so distant future.
According to the NIGMS, the variations in the human genome account for approximately 0.001% of each person’s DNA. It may not sound a lot, but these variations contribute to differences in our appearance, health, and also our ability to respond to certain medicines.
Moreover, daily routines and lifestyle habits also vary from one individual to another. Some of us might exercise once or twice a week and some might prefer to eat a healthy diet. Some pursue unhealthy lifestyle choices in the diets they eat or amounts of alcohol or tobacco consumed.
Based on these factors, we can see that our nutritional and other healthcare treatment needs are different from one another. We believe that in the near future, healthcare treatments will be tailored specifically to fit our genome variations and lifestyles. Rather than being based on one-size-fits-all solutions, personalized treatment is tipped to be the next great healthcare breakthrough, providing greater effectiveness and safety. The way we prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases will be transformed and optimized.
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