Becker's Healthcare January 25, 2022
Georgina Gonzalez

Concerns about how digital health data will be used by commercial companies often collide with the potential benefits of using their services. A new study published in JAMA Network Open on Jan. 24 investigates why some users are more reluctant to share than others. 

Between search histories, fitness trackers and mobile phones, consumers generate considerable data that reflects their digital health. The researchers recruited 3,543 adults across the country in July 2020 and presented them with various scenarios in which a university hospital, pharmaceutical company or digital health firm wanted their digital health information. They also presented a range of reasons for requesting the information...

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Topics: Digital Health, EMR / EHR, Health IT, Patient / Consumer, Provider, Survey / Study, Technology, Trends
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