Future Care Finland is a platform that highlights Finnish innovations, technologies and applications that aim to facilitate customized patient care.
The focus of healthcare is transforming from traditional disease treatment to prediction and prevention of diseases while maintaining health and wellbeing. P4-healthcare* (from words Predictive, Preventive, Personalized and Participatory) represents a new paradigm of future healthcare, empowering individuals to take more active role in management of their health. Understanding genetic and lifestyle risk factors, self-monitoring and collection of health data, defining genotype to phenotype connections revealing underlying disease mechanisms and development of individualized treatment options, are currently being actively promoted and provide immense possibilities for future care.
Future Care Finland -platform describes some of the efforts that aim towards customized patients care. These examples are focused on future possibilities of customized cancer care. However, many of the themes and innovations are directly applicable to also other diseases.
See below our vision for customized treatment path, presented by Päivikki Hemmilä and Maija Wolf in Health Awards and Foresight Forum event, held in January 2018. The presentation introduces some of the existing and arising elements associated with the development of future cancer care.
Future Care Finland -platform is developed and maintained by Medaffcon.