Ambulatory electronic health records vendor eClinicalWorks has launched a feature that will allow the integration of data from patients' wearable fitness tracking devices with their records.

The integration is achieved through patient uploads of their data to the Health and Online Wellness (Healow) platform, which then sends the data on to the patient record. Healow is a wholly-owned subsidiary of eClinicalWorks.

“At this stage, it feeds into eClinicalWorks EHR, although we plan to expand that to include other EHRs,” eClinicalWorks spokesperson Heather Caouette told Health Data Management.

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Once the data is integrated into the EHR and the user gives initial consent to their doctor, usually at the next visit, the physician can view that information from the EHR then and in the future, Caouette said.

Several of the industry’s leading wearable device and fitness tracker companies, including Fitbit, iHealth, Jawbone, and Withings have integrated data with Healow.

“A more informed patient is generally a healthier one,” said Girish Navani, CEO and co-founder of eClinicalWorks. “By giving consumers a single place to view their health records along with device and tracker data, it simplifies managing this information while keeping the quarterback of care, their physician, in the loop. Giving physicians a better informed idea of patient activities throughout the year can dramatically improve recommendations and outcomes. We are looking forward to teaming up with leading device companies in order to help healow evolve and make tracking healthcare easier for both patients and providers.”

The technology is available now on both Apple iOS and Android platforms.

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