By Monica E. Oss Like a lot of Americans, I track my steps, exercise, pulse, blood pressure, calories, fiber intake, and more. It’s so easy now with the available technology. This is the new world of patient-generated health data (PGHD). What qualifies as PGHD? The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology defines PGHD as the data that consumers are primarily responsible for capturing (on their own or with help from family members or caregivers) and deciding if and how to share with their health care professionals (see Patient-Generated Health Data). PGHD includes, but is not limited to, health and treatment history, symptoms, biometric data, and lifestyle choices. While…
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