NEWS COMMENTARY

U.S. FDA collaborates with Apple, Biofourmis, Biovotion, Yale University, and Mayo Clinic to study digital endpoints of heart disease

Published:
July 19, 2019
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Digital Transformation More...
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Partnership
by Nardev Ramanathan
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This study signals the emergence of a new generation of clinical trials that takes advantage of portable medical-grade wearables and digital therapeutic platforms for clinically defined endpoints. Unlike the Apple Heart Study, this partnership here is unique in having the involvement of a major healthcare regulator and different companies, allowing a broader assessment across devices and analytic platforms. In addition to examining "hard" outcomes like mortality and hospitalization rates, digital health tools also provide insights into patient satisfaction and well-being. Clients should note the trend toward patient-centric endpoints and engage in opportunities that place importance on the patient experience. 

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