Patient-Generated Data and Comparative Effectiveness Research

July 9, 2014

Researchers at Duke Medicine published an article in the July 2014 issue of Health Affairs that assesses the need for, uses of, and strengths and weaknesses of patient-generated data and reviews efforts to create new streams of patient-generated data for clinical and research use. The authors discuss patient-facing technologies, such as wearable sensors and other devices that collect patient-reported outcomes (PROs), and explore ways that these technologies could potentially help inform decisions made by patients, providers, and policy makers and ultimately improve the quality of patient care.

Click here for the article: Assessing the Value of Patient-Generated Data to Comparative Effectiveness Research.

Amy Abernethy and Tracie Locklear, two of the paper’s authors, are also members of the NIH Collaboratory’s Patient-Reported Outcomes (PRO) Core Working Group. Click here to see their Living Textbook chapter on PROs.