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The European Virtual Physiological Human Initiative

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The personalisation, prediction and optimisation of treatment have always been at the heart of European efforts to realise the full potential of Information antd Communication Technologies (ICT) for health. This chapter reviews the success story of the European Virtual Physiological Human (VPH) initiative, which is rooted in longstanding efforts of European Union (EU) initiatives in ICT for Health. This contribution outlines the origins of the VPH initiative in a European Union context and presents the work on the Digital Patient as an example of th VPH contribution to individualised and patient-centred medicine. A roadmap towards Digital Patient is outlined, presenting a vision and a trajectory for the way in which advances in physiological modelling could greatly enhance the quality and accuracy of healthcare and lifestyle interventions, thereby improving the health of patients and the effectiveness of clinicians and clinical teams.

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© 2014 Vanessa Díaz-Zuccarini, Rainer Thiel and Veli Stroetmann

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Díaz-Zuccarini, V., Thiel, R., Stroetmann, V. (2014). The European Virtual Physiological Human Initiative. In: Rosenmöller, M., Whitehouse, D., Wilson, P. (eds) Managing eHealth. The Palgrave Macmillan IESE Business Collection. Palgrave Macmillan, London. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137379443_19

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