We have shown with our research that a whole new kind of medicine could emerge based on health data. We can see, virtually in real time, which illnesses correlate with others, which therapies work and which preventive measures would be the most efficient for avoiding secondary conditions and the associated suffering and costs. We can trace the unintended side-effects of medication. We can depict the state of health of the population with pinpoint accuracy and so define a status quo in the health system which could form the basis for future planning.