DigiMed Bayern for the Medicine of the Future

P4 medicine (predictive, preventive, personalized, participatory) is one of the world's most promising developments for improved, holistic and efficient healthcare.
DigiMed Bayern's goal is to guide Bavaria with a lighthouse project into this medicine of the future.

The lighthouse P4-medicine project DigiMed Bayern was launched at the end of 2018 with more than € 20 million funding by the Bavarian State Ministry of Health and Care. DigiMed Bayern combines comprehensive datasets of patients diagnosed with atherosclerotic diseases, such as coronary heart disease and stroke, or with genetic risk factors. This dataset will be further enriched with state-of-the-art multi-dimensional molecular characterization (-omics technologies) of associated sample material. For the integrative analysis of the resulting "Big Data", an ethically and legally compliant, highly secure and sustainable IT infrastructure will be fundamentally designed and implemented. Finally, patients and persons at risk will benefit from advancements in disease risk prediction, targeted prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Main goals of DigiMed Bayern

  • Using the case of atherosclerosis, a first analysis of comprehensive data sets is carried out in the context of digital medicine of the future. All those involved in the Bavarian health care system should benefit directly: the prediction for coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke should be made more accurate in the short term, and preventive treatment should be improved. In the medium to long term, improvements in diagnosis and therapy are pursued. The population-wide identification of familial hypercholesterinemia as an exemplary risk factor for atherosclerosis should be sustainably improved.
  • Through concrete implementation measures, the technical, legal and social possibilities and limitations of P4 medicine are identified, promoted, and documented. This encompasses a proactive multi-directional information exchange with all those involved in health with a focus on systemic development.
  • Resulting findings and structures can be built upon in the health system, in research and in the economy, and can be transferred to other diseases. In particular, it is intended to create an exemplary and transferable integrated digital infrastructure.
  • Aim is to substantially develop Bavaria as a location for P4 medicine, including its international perception and global networking.

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