Informatics Research Seminar: Wearable Device Data Access – Attitudes, Barriers and Possible Solutions
September 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Speaker: Ayesha Aslam, MD
Presented from UNC-CH
Broadcast Link: Seminar
At Duke, all seminars live or broadcast will be held in Hock Auditorium from 4-5 pm.
The Global smart wearable device market is growing at a tremendous pace. For Healthcare providers, this means significant improvements in data accuracy, remote patient monitoring and convenience in provision of services. Access to the data collected through these devices can revolutionize dynamics in Medical Research. These devices are not only powerful resources for continually updating medical data from billions of individuals, but also allow the correlation of measured health parameters with other user demographic data.
Despite the promise of endless possibilities, there are some major barriers in accessing wearable device data. Many consumers are not willing to share their personal device data for a variety of reasons. A qualitative coding of consumers survey responses was done to explore and quantify major barriers in wearables data sharing. This discussion will include analysis of consumers attitudes that lead to their decline in sharing wearables data as well as recommendations and possible ways to address these concerns.
Ayesha Aslam, MD is a Professional science Masters student in Biomedical and Health Informatics at UNC-Chapel Hill. Her work, as a digital Health intern at RTI included qualitative review of the survey data collected from wearable devices by consumers and devising recommendations to improve personal health data sharing by the consumers.
Dr. Aslam is ECFMG certified and has over 8 years of clinical experience working in both the public and private sectors in Pakistan. She aspires to contribute her expertise as a physician informaticist to improve healthcare and develop clinical decision tools for the providers to make the best informed decisions.