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.
SPHN's mission is 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.
To better meet the needs of researchers in the future, SPHN funded a series of projects to help explore, shape and develop the tools and understanding necessary to reach their goal of making Switzerland a competitive player when it comes to personalized health research. SPHN funded projects have been fundamental in helping to shape BioMedIT.
Read more about SPHN on their Website.