Digital Health

Francoise A. Marvel, Pauline P. Huynh, Seth Martin

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Abstract

The optimal approach to cardiovascular disease detection, management, and prevention is being redefined by digital health interventions. Rapid digital technology advances have provided consumers with access to their own health metrics and biomarkers. In this chapter, we discuss the role of biosensors, biomarkers, and software that can generate, gather, and share data with clinicians to inform personalized health coaching. As the digital health technology field continues to advance, allowing patients to track and share health metrics with clinicians, there is abundant potential to apply principles of precision medicine, strengthen the patient-clinician relationship, and develop individualized care plans. Furthermore, we illustrate how cardiovascular disease could be identified and intervened upon earlier, and how care can be personalized to the patient to drive their empowerment to execute self-management actions. At the healthcare systems level, we provide insight for how digital health can be positioned with stakeholder collaboration (clinicians, policymakers, payers, insurers, and healthcare administrators) to improve adoption across healthcare settings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPrecision Medicine in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages111-132
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9783030750558
ISBN (Print)9783030750541
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2021

Keywords

  • Applications
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Connected health tracking
  • Digital health
  • MHealth
  • Mobile health
  • Precision medicine
  • Smartphone
  • Wearables

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine

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