Ownership of patient data
- Individuals will become able to collect, secure and benefit from their personal health data as well as become a central part of their health care team
- Our smartphone app uses open personal data-store technology to allow the individual to become the owner of their data, controlling who sees their data, how much and when.
Chronic diseases with a focus on cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity
- Improve patient engagement, healthy behavior and outcomes
- Identify patients at high risk of complications earlier
- Identify new subclasses of diabetes, obesity and other diseases
- Define early markers that illuminate upcoming flairs of heart failure and renal disease
- Our smartphone sensors empower patients to take control of their health everyday to improve their outcomes in chronic diseases and stay connected to their health care team.
- We collect data from a broad set of sources, traditional and non-traditional, to gather new insights about when disease initiates, how it progresses and how it can be controlled. This research helps us target patients at higher risk of developing disease, as well as identify variations of diseases.
- We are developing the capability to quantify hydration status for heart failure and dialysis patients using new sensors.
About the Department of Medicine
Since its establishment in 1811, the Department of Medicine has been an integral part of Massachusetts General Hospital and continues to provide innovative, high-quality medical care to the Greater Boston area through our 10 clinical divisions, 9 research units and 20 primary care locations.