Real-World Data Collection – What Role Could Your Device Play?

Doctors often ask their patients to follow specific instructions as part of their prescribed treatment and hope that they do so. However, physicians currently have few ways of tracking a patient’s compliance. They can only base their diagnoses and recommended course of action on what they observe and hear from the patient in the examination room. When patients are asked to share their own accounts of their health condition and treatment progress, their reports can be limited or incomplete – it’s only human nature. Instead, real-world data should supplement the patient’s own report with additional information, improving the care they can receive and increasing the likelihood of a positive outcome. With the help of technology, physicians could close the gap between in-office observations and the full picture of a patient’s health. The more accurate and complete information a doctor has, the more they are able to provide appropriate treatment. FDA recognizes the potential of technology in this effort and is developing a framework to advance the collection of real-world data in the hopes of focusing medical studies on the point of care to provide the feedback that can improve the medical community’s diagnostic resources. Collecting Patient Data The more passive the data collection, the better. As soon as the patient is asked to follow directions and take a speci...
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Source: Clinica Chimica Acta - Category: Laboratory Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: Postgraduate Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Postgrad Med Source Type: research
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Source: Future Medicine: Biomarkers in Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Biomark Med Source Type: research
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Source: Surgical Technology International - Category: Surgery Tags: Surg Technol Int Source Type: research
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Source: PPmP Psychotherapie Psychosomatik Medizinische Psychologie - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol Source Type: research
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Source: The Case Files - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: research
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Source: The Case Files - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: research
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Source: The Case Files - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: research
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Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
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Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
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