Healthcare In Estonia: Where Grandmas Go For Genetic Data - The Medical Futurist
Imagine a country where citizens will have their genetic profiles integrated into the digital health system with individual risk scores and pharmacogenomic information, so when they go to the doctor, they will get fully personalized, genetic risk-based diagnosis, medication, and preventive measures. That’s where healthcare in Estonia will arrive soon. They started to build their digital health system 20 years ago, and within the next years, the Baltic country will start to reap the benefits of a transparent, blockchain-based, digital health system hooked on genetic data. The first fully digitized republic certainly sets the direction for other countries to follow. Pay attention, deep dive alert!
Twenty percent of Estonians will have used our DNA analysis service by the end of this year and know which diseases they are susceptible to and how they can take appropriate precautions. I have an increased risk of Type 2 diabetes, as I know from my analysis. So I will avoid being overweight”, said Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid in a recent interview given to the German Spiegel magazine. That’s not political campaigning, but the Estonian digital health system in action, urging any citizen of the small Baltic country over 18 no matter how old to have their genetic data analyzed.
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