Automated integration of continuous glucose monitor data in the electronic health record using consumer technology

J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2016 May;23(3):532-7. doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocv206. Epub 2016 Mar 27.


The diabetes healthcare provider plays a key role in interpreting blood glucose trends, but few institutions have successfully integrated patient home glucose data in the electronic health record (EHR). Published implementations to date have required custom interfaces, which limit wide-scale replication. We piloted automated integration of continuous glucose monitor data in the EHR using widely available consumer technology for 10 pediatric patients with insulin-dependent diabetes. Establishment of a passive data communication bridge via a patient's/parent's smartphone enabled automated integration and analytics of patient device data within the EHR between scheduled clinic visits. It is feasible to utilize available consumer technology to assess and triage home diabetes device data within the EHR, and to engage patients/parents and improve healthcare provider workflow.

Keywords: blood glucose; clinical informatics; electronic health records; mobile applications; patient generated health data.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Blood Glucose Self-Monitoring / instrumentation*
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Electronic Health Records*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Patient Generated Health Data*
  • Systems Integration*