National Data Streams for a Swiss ecosystem in personalised medicine

Together with the Swiss Personalized Health Network (SPHN), the ETH Domain is currently launching a major initiative to support the Digital Switzerland strategy in the health sector. The National Data Streams is a joint programme of the Personalised Health and Related Technologies (PHRT) initiative launched by the ETH Domain and the Swiss Personalized Health Network supported by SERI, in close collaboration with the Swiss university hospitals and university children's hospitals. It was launched in 2022. The necessary funding has been secured until 2025.

The programme builds on the achievements of SPHN and PHRT, which established infrastructures for the digital processing and provision of healthcare data and for the digitisation of patient samples. The National Data Streams are designed to bring together a large amount of clinical data from Swiss hospitals, digitise patient samples and analyse the data with the support of the Swiss Multi-Omics Center (SMOC) of the ETH Domain, the Swiss Data Science Center (SDSC) and other research institutions.

The aim is to establish a responsible, secure and sustainable exchange of health data between Swiss hospitals and Swiss research institutions in order to support biomedical research and allow the Swiss population to benefit from the expected medical advances through data-driven as well as clinical studies. From these national data streams and the work around the SPHN initiative, a National Institute for Health Research is to be established in the future to support data-driven medical research in Switzerland.

Milestones

  • Start 2022
  • End: 2025

Status

Start 2022
End 2025

Responsible

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

Partners

Goals

Networking the participants in the healthcare sector enables made-to-measure health provision


Domains

Infrastructure

Public authorities promote and operate reliable and resilient physical as well as digital infrastructure.

Focus themes

Digitalisation in the healthcare sector

Healthcare institutions and professionals are better connected; the emphasis is on the multiple use of data. In order to promote an interoperable healthcare system based on a transparent data ecosystem, and to implement specific measures and projects, a programme is to be developed to promote digital transformation in the healthcare sector.