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A novel approach for conveniently and securely collecting personal health data

By Chuck Akin

Public health research faces declining participation rates, increased screening, and potentially more field challenges and costs. Widespread access to the internet, mobile computing, and the availability of health kiosks is altering the approach to conveniently interacting with research study participants. However, this access and convenience must be balanced against increasing privacy concerns over personal health data.

This paper describes our experiment with using consumer wearable devices, health kiosks, and an internet-based data aggregation platform exploring potential opportunities to improve convenience and trust with study participants.

By Chuck Akin

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