Transmit Patient Device Data to the EHR
Personal data from other electronic means like fit bit exercise wrist bands or apple watch should be able to transfer a log of the patients vital signs, Blood pressure or pulse. Weight from an electronic scale that transfers information to the patient's smart phone should all be able to be transferred to their records for their personal record keeping. Blood sugars results for the diabetics and telemetric monitoring for patients with palpitations. Patients on diets want to track the calories and exercise information. Sleep apnea patient their sleeping patterns. Retina photos. Pictures of Skin rash lesions the patient should be able to upload.
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"Blood sugars results for the diabetics and telemetric monitoring for patients with palpitations" YES YES YES! we would love to have CGMS results come directly to the EHR. Currently, we have to log into each url website, download a pdf report, then upload & sign the document to the patient's chart. PLEASE ADD THIS FEATURE! WE'D ALSO LIKE WAY TO TRACK THE DEVICE - SIMILAR TO THE IMPLANTABLE DEVICES.
It would be especially nice if this didn't rely on patient fusion. As a psych provider I can't use patient fusion (no option to hide sensitive diagnoses) but I'd REALLY like to see how many hours my patients are sleeping.
Perhaps there could be an option on the provider end of PF to use bluetooth (on the provider's tablet) to connect to the patient's wristband during the visit and download the data? (With patient permission of course.) The bluetooth data that comes from these devices is very standardized and therefore writing code to capture it is remarkably straightforward.
Barring bluetooth, perhaps PF could have an option to upload data files generated by one of the popular device-linked fitness apps. A patient could generate a file and email it to a staff member to be uploaded.