eHealth giant Cerner has partnered with digital health platform Validic in an initiative that allows patients to store their clinical, fitness and wellness data generated from apps and wearables in Cerner’s HealtheLife patient portal.

With the patient’s consent, their information can also be sent to their electronic medical record (EMR). According to Cerner, this will be beneficial to clinicians in that it will offer insight into patients’ typical daily health, providing context for when a patient seeks medical care.

“To be successful, it is critical to provide access to actionable data on a regular basis, not just what’s collected when someone goes to the doctor,” said Cerner’s Senior Director and General Manager, Personal Health, Brian Carter.

“Given Validic is device- and platform-agnostic, our alignment provides a much broader reach to clinical and wellness data to help propel our digital health strategy to healthcare organisations we serve, including the acceleration of remote patient monitoring, telehealth and wellness initiatives,” continued Carter.

On the partnership, Validic executives said: “This access to actionable, patient-generated data continues Cerner’s focus and commitment to offering a suite of solutions that support personalised healthcare and enables individuals and populations to improve their overall health.”

The initiative with Validic comes a month after Cerner’s acquisition of Siemens’ eHealth unit, which is part of their strategy to gain further momentum going forward in creating its next generation of eHealth solutions.

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