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New FDA App Streamlines EHR Patient Data Collection for Researchers

November 7, 2018 - FDA recently launched a new app designed to allow researchers to easily collect real-world evidence in the form of EHR patient data, claims and billing information, and patient-generated health data through patients’ mobile devices. The app—called MyStudies—enables researchers to gather real-world evidence from a variety of sources and use this data in clinical trials...


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HealthSteps Wins AMA, Google Health IT Innovation Challenge

by Kate Monica

HealthSteps won first place and $25,000 Google Cloud credits as part of Google and AMA’s health IT innovation challenge for its mobile health platform enabling health data exchange and access between patients and providers. The...

Case Study Supports EHR-Integrated Patient Generated Health Data

by Kate Monica

Collecting EHR-integrated patient generated health data (PGHD) may help to effectively improve chronic care management for patients with asthma, according to one case study in Nature. Genes et al. prompted four study participants part of...

AHRQ Awards Patient-Reported Outcomes Contract to MedStar Health

by Elizabeth Snell

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) awarded an 18-month contract to MedStar Health researchers for improving how patient-reported outcomes are collected and how that data is integrated into EHRs. Researchers can develop...

Google, AMA Launch Health IT Innovation, Interoperability Contest

by Kate Monica

The American Medical Association (AMA) has partnered with Google to launch the AMA Health Care Interoperability and Innovation Challenge intended to encourage the development of mobile health IT, including wearable devices and...

New NATE Member to Focus on Improving Patient EHR Data Access

by Kate Monica

The Health Record Banking Alliance (HRBA) became an association member of the National Association for Trusted Exchange (NATE) to promote patient control over electronic health records earlier this week. Founded in 2006, the alliance is a...

NWU Project for Patient-Reported Outcomes, EHR Integration

by Sara Heath

A consortium of university hospitals led by Northwestern University has received a $6.3 million grant for patient-reported outcomes and EHR integration, according to a recent press release. The grant, awarded by the National Center for...

New Fee Schedule Raises Healthcare Interoperability Concerns

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Three letters submitted over the past week highlight the negative impact of the proposed rule for revising payment policies under the 2017 physician fee schedule is likely to have on advancing healthcare interoperability. The American...

Top Challenges to Leveraging Patient-Generated Health Data

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The role of patient-generated health data is set to change given the increased focus on patient engagement in programs such as meaningful use and the forthcoming Merit-based Incentive Payment Program. But are healthcare organizations and...

PMI Will Weave EHR and Patient-Generated Health Data

by Frank Irving

The Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI), backed by $215 million in allocations from the 2016 federal budget, will combine massive amounts of patient-generated health data and information drawn from electronic health records toward the...

The Week Ahead in Health IT Interoperability: Jan. 4-10

by Frank Irving

Although it’s consumer-centric, expect CES — the world’s largest technology trade show — to offer glimpses of innovations that could someday play into health IT interoperability. CES, with 2.4 million square...

Step Counts More Reliable Than Other Activity Measures

by Frank Irving

When it comes to patient-generated health data, a new study finds variable validity in activities measured by wearable activity-tracking devices. In general, consumer activity trackers produce more accurate readings for step-counting...

App Integrates Mutation Data for Pediatric Cancer Research

by Frank Irving

A new web application and data set brings the power of visualization to health data exchange in pediatric cancer research. Scientists at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital developed the freely available tool, ProteinPaint, which...

Self-Reported Health Data Improves Outcomes in Cancer Study

by Frank Irving

A newly published research study conducted at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center finds clinical benefits associated with patient-generated health data during cancer care. Among patients receiving routine outpatient chemotherapy for...

Patient-Generated Health Data: There’s a Pill for That

by Frank Irving

Ingestible devices have been around awhile, but they’ve been limited to measuring temperature and taking digestive track images. Now, thanks to a new sensor invented at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), heart and...

Apps Stumble with Patient-Generated Health Data Burdens

by Frank Irving

A new study looking at health app use among U.S mobile phone users shows a solid base of people willing to download health-related apps. However, patient-generated health data hasn’t yet become an evergreen asset because almost half...

HIT Integration Falls Short in Patient Connections

by Frank Irving

Most Americans aren’t aware of or don’t have access to technology they could use to communicate with their doctors, according to a Nielsen survey released Nov. 4 by the Council of Accountable Physician Practices (CAPP) and the...

Cognitive Computing Takes on Healthcare Interoperability

by Frank Irving

IBM officially sealed its $1 billion acquisition of medical imaging firm Merge Healthcare on Oct. 13, opening up new terrain in healthcare interoperability for the parent company’s Watson Health business unit. Merge’s...

The Week Ahead in Health IT Interoperability: Oct. 12-18

by Frank Irving

EHR developer Cerner’s annual Health Conference kicks off the week ahead in health IT interoperability with a theme of “Connecting What Matters.” Highlighting the flow of — and access to — information, the...

Healthcare Data Standards: Tool Assesses Breast Cancer Risk

by Frank Irving

Statistical analysis has been deployed in the fight against breast cancer, which claims the lives of more than 40,000 U.S. women each year. An online risk calculator developed by the National Cancer Institute-funded Breast Cancer...

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