Proposal for a new health record to support personalized, predictive, preventative and participatory medicine.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Today's approach to patient care and the medical record that directs and documents it is largely focused on identifying and treating the patient's disease. This has resulted in a sporadic, reactive healthcare system. Shifting medicine's focus to personalized strategic health planning will require a new approach to the patient 'work-up', a new relationship between the patient and the provider and a new medical record to support it. A prospective health record should be developed to enable personalized and preventative strategies, including assessment of health risks, evaluation of current health status, tracking of disease pathogenesis, prediction of disease events and long-term planning for maintaining wellness and limiting disease. The record should utilize emerging technologies to track predictive clinical risk factors, thereby enabling preventative responses and personalized medicine.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Yoediono, Z; Snyderman, R

Published Date

  • January 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 5 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 47 - 54

PubMed ID

  • 29783395

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1744-828X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2217/17410541.5.1.47


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England