Durham, NC – While wearables are getting quite a bit of attention in the quantified self movement, what to do with this type of data has been a puzzle to healthcare professionals. With this new technology, we have the ability to know way more than we ever knew what to do with. As wearable technology and mobile health and fitness apps grow in popularity, connecting this data to digital health platforms will activate patients to become more involved in their own care.
Mobile Apps just recently crossed a threshold and they aren’t looking back. While new data from ComScore’s U.S. Mobile App Report has found that most smartphone users are content with their selection of downloaded apps, mobile apps now account for 52% of all digital media engagements.
As we continue to use mobile health apps in meaningful ways, gathering this information into useful data sets will be essential.
Meet Validic, a company aiming to solve the accessibility and integration challenges by connecting health organizations with digital health applications. With their cloud-based platform, Validic allows you to control your FDA Class I Medical Device Data System (MDDS) standardized data and access it through their HIPAA compliant ecosystem.
Their goal is to standardize the process from wearable devices and digital health application to connect with pharmaceutical companies, hospital systems, and electronic health records. With an effort to improve patient engagement and improve population health, connecting the abundant amount of devices with a variety of system types can daunting.
Charles Jaffe, CEO of HL7, compared the lack of standardization in eHealth to the railroad industry. “What if the transcontinental railroad was built with 300 different gauges of track?” asked Dr. Jaffe.
But EHRs are this varied, maybe worse, and Validic could be a solution. With a recent $5M in first round funding, Validic is poised to make their platform an industry standard.