At HIMSS15, in front of an inquisitive audience at the McCormick Place Convention Center on April 15, Ricky Bloomfield M.D., director, mobile technology strategy at Duke Medicine, gave an overview of how Duke is using Apple’s HealthKit to get patient-generated data into the EHR.

The recent meaningful use Stage 3 proposal that calls for more that 15 percent of patients to contribute patient-generated health data (PGHD) or data from a non-clinical setting into the certified electronic health record (EHR) technology during the EHR reporting period, will put the onus on providers to collect information from patients who use home medical devices.

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