Health and disease management information is an important resource for optimizing patient care, assessing success of new interventions in real world and as a platform for research. Currently most of the key diagnostic and therapeutic steps along the patient journey are not connected resulting in decision making that is not based on complete and updated information.
Recent achievements in electronic medical records have made it possible for hospital reports and lab reports to be shared, but vital information, particularly cardiovascular in nature such an electrocardiogram or echocardiogram, cannot be shared resulting in repeat testing and delay in care.
Moreover the growing market of wearable devices and patient-reported outcomes (PRO) does not provide data analysis in the context of the clinical picture making it less relevant from a disease management point of view. There is a compelling case that connected health data coupled with personal biometrics (ECG, blood pressure, oxygen saturation, etc) will create the ecosystem platform for commercialization.