Vision, Mission, and Mandate
Our vision is to collaboratively advance Personalized Health research and innovation for the benefit of society.
Rather than building a new centralized database, SPHN adopts a decentralized approach and aims to establish interoperability of health-related information by building a dynamic scalable network of data providers based on common standards for formats, semantics, governance, and exchange mechanisms.
It is therefore our mission to lay the foundations needed to establish a nationwide exchange of health-related data for better disease prevention, improved medical practice and ground-breaking innovative treatments, transdisciplinary scientific research, as well as specific infrastructural efforts.
Our mandate is to leverage the potential of health-related data
In other words: Health data needs to be interoperable and broadly accessible for research. Additionally, health data needs to be processed on IT infrastructures fulfilling stringent ethical and legal requirements (e.g. data protection, information security, etc).
Building a national research infrastructure.
Torsten Schwede, Vice President for Research at the University of Basel and former Director Personalized Health Informatics Group, a group of SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics.
Joint Personalized Health Day bringing together all key-contributors of the Swiss Personalized Health Network (SPHN). Key kick-off event jointly organized by SPHN and the Personalized Health and Related Technologies program of the ETH Domain (PHRT).
SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, bridging the gap between data science and medicine.