Running head: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Patient's data collected by advanced tools such as mobile apps are any health-related data
generated by patients, including lifestyle choices, symptoms, biometric data, and treatment
choices. Abdolkhani, Gray, Borda and DeSouza (2019) indicate that such data may facilitate
timely advice, assist in the reduction of hospital readmissions, and supplement clinical data
gathered in in-patient care. The integration of patient data is essential to support clinical
decisions and make healthcare systems more efficient. However, quality challenges affect the
integration of this data into the provider organization's electronic health records (EHR),
including data consistency and interpretability (Nash, Skoufalos, Fabius, Clark & Horowitz,
Healthcare practitioners experience difficulties in normalizing data from different mobile
apps and into one platform. Having a reliable access to patient data in EHR systems is a major
challenge as most providers' EHR are housed in incompatible systems, creating obstacles to
interoperability. Lack of extensively acknowle...
15 Million Students Helped!
Sign up to view the full answer