Precision Medicine Comes Full Circle

The time has come to disrupt health. Until now, treatments have not been personalized, clinical trials have not been inclusive of diverse populations, and individuals’ care has been largely confined to the doctor’s office. Technology and science advancements are changing this, though. The advent of wearables and sensors has equipped people with more health data than ever before. Today, patients can monitor everything from steps to blood pressure from the comfort of their own homes, and connect with their doctors anytime, anywhere. Machine learning and data science are turning this tidal wave of health information into actionable insights, giving physicians, researchers, and even patients unprecedented levels of knowledge.

No single organization can disrupt health on its own, though. To create a new era of personalized health, an ecosystem of citizens, government, private industry and academia must be all in. They must share a common vision of hope and a commitment to turn that hope into reality. Just look at the national Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI), for instance. This groundbreaking initiative will engage millions of participants over the course of decades to understand how factors like genetics, environment, lifestyle, and behavior impact health.

Where Vibrent Comes In

Vibrent was selected among dozens of organizations as awardee of PMI’s Participant Technology Systems Center. As such, our platform supports the heart of precision medicine and its mission to help millions of people live healthier lives. We designed our technology from the ground up to help individuals manage their health, and we’re excited to help drive PMI’s vision of a healthier population at large, not just a healthier group of individuals. Our platform is validated though research studies and can serve the vast demographic and geographic diversity of our nation. We enable long-term data collection and engage people over months, years, and even decades.

PMI is possible because of a committed ecosystem that starts with the individual. When a citizen pays taxes, those dollars are allocated to various agencies per the recommendations of the White House and Congress. An agency like National Institutes of Health (NIH) then receives funding, and a program officer writes a Request for Proposal (RFP) to bring a project idea to life. American organizations then bid on the RFP, and one or more are chosen to lead the project. Throughout this cycle, interests are aligned from the bottom up and the top down.

At the end of the day, precision medicine benefits the very citizens who help to fund it and the many generations to come. It also supports American companies like Vibrent Health and fosters innovation in the U.S. We’re excited to be part of this historic moment in health, and we’re expanding our workforce to support precision medicine for decades to come.

What starts with a single citizen creates a ripple effect in our nation. The highest levels of government set the vision, American companies benefit, local economies grow, population health improves, and individuals live longer, healthier lives.

This is how precision medicine comes full circle. This is how health is disrupted.