Digital Medicine

Informatics Team

Jonathan Haines, PhD, Director
Amy Merlino, MD, Co-Director
David Kaelber, MD, PhD, Co-Director

Digital Medicine refers to use of evidence-based technology and products that rely on health information to diagnose, prevent, monitor or treat diseases or conditions.1  Components include patient-supplied data (including that coming from wearables, apps, sensors and other IoT devices); health IT-driven quality improvement processes, and care that is personalized through use of data derived from individual or groups of patients.  Digital medicine allows for continuous remote monitoring of patients, earlier intervention, and predictions of individual health outcomes based on individual, environmental or other aggregate information. Digital medicine also empowers patients by enabling them to monitor their symptoms, provide relevant data to providers, and connect with other patients with similar conditions.

Learn more about Digital Medicine:

1Shaffer DW, Kigin CM, Kaput JJ, Gazelle GS. What is digital medicine? Stud Health Technol Inform. 2002;80:195-204.