Like many other industries, healthcare is undergoing a digital transformation. New and evolving technologies pledge to increase healthcare value and improve coordination and outcomes for patients, healthcare providers, and health researchers alike. Wearables and mobile devices, the increased use of electronic health records (EHRs), patient portals, patient-reported data, and online patient/doctor communication tools are clearing new paths in a traditionally complex space. One of many up-and-coming applications is in the field of digital health research.
Learning about human health, wellness, and disease is a difficult process, but researchers are now employing mobile technology to discover deeper insights that integrate multi-omics with environmental, lifestyle, and behavioral data to provide a higher level of precise and personalized treatment. These results require improved ways for recruiting and engaging patients, collecting data, and establishing trust by delivering value. Digital health technology has quickly emerged as the new foundation to reach these goals.
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