Elisabeth TM van der Gulik
New contributions to the development of health care give a different look to the place of the patient. It appears, that the outcome of medical treatments may depend of the specific medical and physiological condition of the patient and even other kind of conditions outside the patient may contribute to the results of the whole of medical treatment. New entities as effectiveness, participation of the patient, ethics, technics, digitization, multidisciplinary approach of research and consultation, deliver a total different look to the way as to how health care has to be secured. New specializations in medical law, medical management, tend to be developed day by day. New specializations of medicine will bring more effectiveness in using medical procedures. For example, Translational Medicine tends to find the best effective way of setting up new treatments, new scientific investigations. The introduction of Personalized, Predictive and Preventive Medicine, the Translational Medicine and Precision Medicine, will enhance the implementation of scientific findings. Every contribution in this development have to consider the effect to the final result in the health care system. The importance of the condition of the patient remains always the leading motive.