Integrating Patient-generated Digital Health Data into Electronic Health Records (EHRs) in Ambulatory Care Settings: EHR Vendor Survey and Interviews.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Data traditionally collected in a clinic or hospital setting is now collected electronically in everyday environments from patients, known as patient-generated health data (PGHD). We conducted informal interviews and collected survey data from major ambulatory care EHR vendors that serve the majority of the U.S. market to collect information on how their clients are integrating PGHD into EHRs. Of the 9 EHR vendors contacted, 6 completed the survey and 5 participated in a 45-minute interview. Feedback from the vendors included how PGHD use has steadily risen over the past decade and how the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated PGHD use. Pathways for data from devices or surveys to be brought securely into the EHR are increasing. While promising, adoption of health IT systems has its challenges. There are disparities in EHRs, devices, and applications. We concluded that more supportive policies are needed to advance PGHD integration.

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Cited Authors

  • Shaw, RJ; Boazak, M; Tiase, V; Porter, G; Wosik, J; Bumatay, S; Michaels, L; Stone, J; Cohen, D; Dolor, R

Published Date

  • 2022

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2022 /

Start / End Page

  • 439 - 445

PubMed ID

  • 35854713

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC9285170

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1942-597X


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States