Patient-centred innovations are an important part of 'Personalised Medicine', a broad concept closely linking care with the characteristics of each individual patient.
Examples of patient-centred innovations are personal communities, wiki's for setting up guidelines and making brochures, improving patient-centredness and decision support apps. These innovations are often complex and dynamic, its scientific challenge being how to generate and interpret evidence.
Argumentation within EBM has been based on intervention research on groups, although argumentation within Personalised Medicine demands new concepts and methods.
Radboud university medical centre takes an interest in this matter and can offer expertise as well from several departments, providing a challenge to join expertise to create a network for the evaluation of patient-centred innovations. The Chair will play an important role in this.
Prof.dr. Jan Kremer is head of research of patient-centred innovations within IQ healthcare.