Personal Health Train

The Personal Health Train (PHT) initiative aims to increase the utilisation of existing biomedical data for research into personalised health & medicine, preventive medicine, and value-based healthcare.

→ Watch our video explaining the PHT concept below.
→ Please fill out this form if you would like to join the PHT initiative.

Personal Health Train
The key concept in PHT is to bring research to the data rather than bringing data to the research. The PHT is designed to give controlled access to heterogeneous data sources, while ensuring maximum privacy protection and maximum engagement of individual patients and citizens. As a prerequisite, health data is made FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable). Stations containing FAIR data (‘FAIRports’) may be controlled by individuals (‘Personal lockers’), (general) physicians, biobanks, hospitals and (public) data repositories.

The PHT initiative is coordinated by  Andre Dekker (Maastricht UMC+ and MAASTRO Clinic) and Peter-Bram ‘t Hoen (LUMC) in the context of the DTL partnership.