JAMA article by Partners Connected Health outlines potential benefits of digital health to improve care delivery

BOSTON, MAY 17, 2016 — Although digital health represents important innovations in care delivery, Partners Connected Health authors suggest that the potential risks need to be better understood. In an opinion piece published in a recent issue of JAMA (April 26, 2016, Volume 315, Number 16), Drs. Agboola, Bates and Kvedar outline the benefits and recommend applications of digital health technologies for policy makers, health care administrators and clinical leaders to reduce patient safety risks. Digital health refers, in this article, to the use of advanced electronic communication and monitoring technologies to exchange health information, by clinicians, health care organizations and patients.