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April 1, 2013 8:54 pm

UCSF is currently doing research on using different apps to track heart rate in the field, comparing multiple modalities against each other. Our institution is looking at behavioral triggers for congestive heart failure patients, and trying to combine choice architecture with mHealth apps to help modify habits as well as monitor patients outside of the hospital. And lastly, we will be applying for research grants to see what is the ‘limit’ on the number of monitoring devices and data streams for patients before they hit ‘monitoring fatigue’

April 2, 2013 2:26 am

The government can create universal standards for types of data, as well as how it is communicated. Consumer eHealth apps and tools can collect data directly and create a data portrait of patients, that can be used to help patients manage their conditions and truly optimize provider-patient interactions; instead of unnecessary extra and annual visits, apps and tools can be part of a heuristic system that senses when people fall out of particular health parameters and should come into the healthcare provider office or hospital. Moreover, the information of how to get the proper access, how not to waste resources on redundant testing, could be integrated into this system (i.e. Google’s Android system integrating email, searches and other personal info while serving Just-In-Time info for… more »

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