Five key strategic priorities of integrating patient generated health data into United Kingdom electronic health records

Kathrin Cresswell, Brian McKinstry, Maria Wolters, Anoop Shah, Aziz Sheikh


The integration of patient/person generated health data into clinical applications is a key strategic priority internationally. However, despite agreement on the overall direction of travel, there are still a range of challenges that inhibit progress in this area. These include technology-related factors (such as interoperability), use-related factors (such as data overload) and characteristics of the strategic environment (such as existing standards). Building on important policy deliberations from the United States that aim to navigate these challenges, we here apply emerging policy frameworks to the United Kingdom and outline five key priority areas that are intended to help policy makers make important strategic decisions in attempting to integrate patient/person generated data into electronic health records.


patient/person generated health data; wearables; apps; strategy; electronic health records

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