Consider that these digital health technologies (fitness trackers, smartwatches, clothes, video chat apps, remote medical monitors, etc.) offer the consumer/patient/care giver a snapshot of clinically relevant data. This snippet of data is interesting, while it may not qualify as medical device data (FDA approved), it could serve to inform practitioners anecdotally as part of the patient health experience. As such, it makes sense that this information, while not necessarily qualified as PHI, should be tracked, managed and utilized within the entire range of clinically relevant data collected in the patient healthcare record.
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