Partners Connected Health to integrate patient-generated mHealth data into EHRs in 2018

Partners Connected Health, an IT-focused team at Boston-based Partners HealthCare, rolled out a pilot project to integrate patient-generated data into clinical workflows.

The project is part of a collaboration between Partners Connected Health and Validic, a company that uses application programming interfaces to connect healthcare organizations with data in mobile health devices. The pilot phase involves enabling clinicians to access standardized blood pressure monitoring data from within the EHR system.

The ultimate goal of the project is to connect Partners HealthCare clinicians and researchers with patient data from 420-plus consumer and clinical health devices, such as blood glucose monitors and wearables. Through the pilot, Partners Connected Health will work with Validic to ensure patient-generated data is prepared in a way that is standardized and HIPAA-compliant.

Partners Connected Health plans to launch the project's full capability throughout the Partners HealthCare network in 2018.

"This collaboration will allow patients to share personal health data with their care team seamlessly and securely using their own consumer devices,” said Kelly Santomas, RN, senior director of connected health solutions at Partners Connected Health. "This has implications throughout patient care, including improved management of chronic illness and at-risk patient populations."

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