Swiss Personalized Health Network

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The Swiss Personalized Health Network (SPHN) is a national initiative designed to promote the development of personalized medicine and personalized health in Switzerland. The SAMS, together with the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, heads the implementation of the Initiative on behalf of the Federal Government. SPHN will build the infrastructure necessary to exploit the diversity of health-related data for research and innovation.

The Swiss federal authorities identified the opportunities and challenges of personalized health and personalized medicine and launched in 2017 a national funding initiative with the Dispatch on the Promotion of Education, Research and Innovation (ERI). The mission of the Swiss Personalized Network (SPHN) is to create an infrastructure for connect medical data from partner institutions (hospitals with research centers, universities etc.). The initiative focuses on the networking of existing information systems in hospitals. The aim is to ensure the interoperability of clinical patient data for research purposes. In addition to the technical aspects, greater emphasis is being placed on data protection and data security issues. The SAMS assumes organisational, legal and financial responsibility for the SPHN.


On the SPHN website you will find comprehensive information on the goals, funding, network partners, etc. of the initiative.



Swiss Personalized Health Network. Report from the National Steering Board 2016 – 2019

At the end of the first funding period, SPHN has published a comprehensive report for the interested public in January 2021. The report is written in English with a summary in German and French. Printed copies can be ordered free of charge (format: A4).





Dr. Thomas Geiger
Managing Director SPHN