CommonHealth - a PHR for Android(TM) Devices

Some news about something important I’ve been working on, along with wonderful collaborators at UCSF, Sage Bionetworks, Open mHealth, Cornell Tech, and The Commons Project.

We’re building CommonHealth, a personal health record app for Android(TM) phones. Meant to be analogous to Apple Health(TM), CommonHealth will allow people to securely access, store, and view data from their electronic health record at institutions where they receive care. Once the data are on the phone, they can be selectively shared with trusted third party apps and partners. Importantly, we’re putting a large amount of effort into the sharing component, including how to govern what it means to be “trusted” and how to make sharing easier to understand, more transparent, and safer for patients.

You can read the story here. If you want to hear extremely good insight on the current state of digital health, with mention of our new project, listen to collaborator Ida Sim for the New England Journal of Medicine.