Toward achieving precision health

Sci Transl Med. 2018 Feb 28;10(430):eaao3612. doi: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aao3612.


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.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Delivery of Health Care / methods*
  • Humans
  • Precision Medicine / methods*