CES: Remote-monitoring, self-tracking tools among trending health tech

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There was no shortage of health-related technology on display this week at the annual International Consumer Electronics Show's Digital Health Summit in Las Vegas. According to the Consumer Electronics Association, the number of digital health exhibitors grew by 40 percent since last year, with more than 300 medtech companies vying for space, MD+DI reported.

Three trends, in particular, stood out at the show, according to MD+DI, including:

The Health IT Policy Committee (HITPC) adopted recommendations from its Consumer Empowerment Workgroup on patient-generated health data (PGHD) at its December meeting and is expected to finalize its complete Stage 3 recommendations in February. The committee reaffirmed that its objective--"patients [should] have the ability to electronically submit patient-generated health information"--should be part of Meaningful Use Stage 3, according to a report from a technical expert panel convened at the request of the Office of the National Coordinator.

To learn more:
- here's the MD+DI post

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