Patient-Generated Data or PGD is:
- Any health or medical data a patient inputs electronically is considered patient-generated data.
PGD is important because it:
- Affects the bottom line for hospitals and managed care organizations by increasing efficiency and improving the quality of
- Eases the burden of communication with providers through real-time interaction thus improving patient
Integrating Small Data into the Big Data Equation:
- PGD and Big-Data Analytics closes current gaps in our healthcare system by creating records on patient
habits outside of the traditional care setting that affect the overall patient care.