Patient Generated Health Data

mHealth Devices

Numerous articles here and in Health Attitude have described mHealth devices which can gather data about our health. Devices ranging from FitBit to the Apple Watch can gather data about our steps and our heartbeats. The AliveCor sensor on an iPhone can capture ECG data about our hearts. The FDA has now approved more than 200 devices related to consumer collection of data about our health. The key question is what can or should we do with the data. Another question is whether clinicians will find the data useful. The following video does a good job at addressing these questions. MobiHealthNews interviewed a half-dozen Boston-area digital health experts to explore the topic. It is just 9 minutes long. See: Video: The current state of patient generated health data