Patient Generated Health Data

ONC Adds Patient-Generated Health Data to Patient Engagement Guide

June 7, 2018 - The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) has updated its Patient Engagement Playbook to include information about integrating patient-generated health data (PGHD) into patient care, the agency said in a public email announcement. PGHD is health data produced by the patient and can include data from mHealth apps, wearable devices, and other remote patient monitoring...

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Apple Releases Health Records API for Patient Data Sharing

by Sara Heath

Apple has launched its Health Records application programming interface (API) allowing consumers to share patient data from third-party apps with their providers. The API is now open for developers interested in medication management,...

AMIA Outlines Data Use Guideline for Patient-Centered Care, PGHD

by Sara Heath

Community healthcare partnerships and the integration of the social determinants of health are on the horizon for patient-centered care, but require revamped data guidelines to become a reality, according to a new report from the American...

Patient-Generated Health Data Bolsters Preventive Care Orders

by Sara Heath

Patient-generated health data (PGHD) and lifestyle information is a useful addition to EHRs and helps clinicians create tailored preventive care plans for patients, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Board...

Patient-Generated Health Data Discussions Increase Engagement

by Sara Heath

 Despite strong beliefs that patient-generated health data (PGHD) helps improve patient engagement, both patients and providers cite barriers to integrating the data into office visits, according to a survey presented at this...

Effective Patient-Generated Health Data Use Key for Patient Care

by Sara Heath

Although not yet widely used, patient-generated health data may have potential to improve patient-centered care by providing direct insights into what consumers are doing in between clinical visits. As healthcare professionals consider new...

How are Healthcare Orgs Using Patient-Generated Health Data?

by Sara Heath

Patient-generated health data (PGHD) opens up an opportunity for providers to incorporate patients as partners and managers in their own healthcare. Defined by the ONC as “health-related data created, recorded, or gathered by or...

Sutter Health Selected for Patient-Generated Health Data Pilot

by Sara Heath

Accenture Federal Services has enlisted teams from Sutter Health and AMITA Health to carry out research on integrating patient-generated health data (PGHD) into clinical workflows, according to a public email message from the ONC. This...

The Latest mHealth Deals Driving Patient Engagement Efforts

by Sara Heath

mHealth is a growing phenomenon in the healthcare industry, perhaps because it serves patients where it is easiest for them. Because they are convenient, mHealth tools are well-suited for patient engagement strategies. Studies show that...

What Keeps Providers from Using Patient-Generated Health Data?

by Sara Heath

Patient-generated health data may have several reported patient engagement and empowerment benefits, but lingering issues may prohibit providers from actually using patients’ data. In a study published in the Journal of the American...

3 Benefits of Patient-Generated Health Data, Patient Engagement

by Sara Heath

Through the current health technology boom amongst patients and the near-ubiquitous adoption of EHRs amongst providers, patient-generated health data has become an important aspect of patient engagement. As defined by the Office of the...


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