2021 January JAMIA Journal Club Webinar

January 14, 2021
Free for everyone; AMIA members and non-members
Kea Turner, PhD; Amir Alishahi Tabriz, MD, MPH, PhD

Sharing patient-generated data with healthcare providers: findings from a 2019 national survey 

Lead authors Kea Turner and Amir Alishahi Tabriz discuss this month's JAMIA Journal Club selection:

Turner K, Jo A, Wei G, Tabriz AA, Clary A, Jim HSL. Sharing patient-generated data with healthcare providers: findings from a 2019 national survey [published online ahead of print, 2020 Nov 12]. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2020;ocaa272. doi:10.1093/jamia/ocaa272 [Abstract]


Kea Turner, PhD
Department of Health Outcomes and Behavior
Moffitt Cancer Center
Tampa, FL

Dr. Turner is an Assistant Professor at Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine. Her research aims to improve the quality of cancer care delivery by evaluating implementation of evidence-based interventions and policies and assessing whether effective implementation improves patient outcomes. Her work has especially focused on the implementation of informatics interventions, such as telemedicine, and patient safety (e.g., medication errors, hospital falls).

Amir Alishahi Tabriz, MD, MPH, PhD
Division of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Chapel Hill, NC

Dr. Tabriz is a physician, implementation scientist, and health services researcher at the Moffitt Cancer Center with a joint appointment in the Department of Oncological Sciences at University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine. Dr. Alishahi received his Master of Public Health and PhD in Health Policy and Management from UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, followed by two years of postdoctoral research at UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Alishahi's research centers on three interrelated areas: 1) developing, implementing, and evaluating interventions to reduce unplanned emergency department visits and hospital admissions among patients with cancer; 2) identifying the factors that drive implementation of evidence-based, cancer care delivery interventions; and 3) conducting pragmatic trials to reduce racial disparities in cancer care.


  • 35-minute discussion between the authors and the JAMIA Student Editorial Board moderators including salient features of the published study and its potential impact on practice.
  • 25-minute discussion of questions submitted by listeners via the webinar tools and moderated by JAMIA Student Editorial Board members

JAMIA Journal Club managers and monthly moderators are JAMIA Student Editorial Board members:


Hannah Burkhardt, PhD candidate, University of Washington School of Medicine, Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education, Seattle, WA






Jennifer Rosenbaum, MD, M.Ed, is an endocrinologist and a clinical informatics fellow at the School of Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, OR. 



The PubMed citation for the paper under discussion is:

Turner K, Jo A, Wei G, Tabriz AA, Clary A, Jim HSL. Sharing patient-generated data with healthcare providers: findings from a 2019 national survey [published online ahead of print, 2020 Nov 12]. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2020;ocaa272. doi:10.1093/jamia/ocaa272 [Abstract]

Statement of Purpose

Wearable technologies can facilitate sharing of patient-generated health data (PGHD), such as blood pressure or glucose, with healthcare providers. Providers’ use of PGHD in clinical care can improve patient outcomes and reduce healthcare costs and utilization. Despite the benefits, there are substantial barriers that may prevent routine sharing of PGHD. In recent years, technology use in healthcare, such as smartphones, patient portals, and telemedicine, has rapidly expanded; therefore, it is timely to assess whether PGHD adoption and data sharing has made similar gains. Further, a national snapshot of PGHD use in healthcare could inform healthcare system planning around consumer health informatics, such as how PGHD can be leveraged to support patient engagement, and whether integration of PGHD into routine care will require implementation strategies to overcome digital disparities. Our presentation will provide an overview of our recent study estimating the prevalence and predictors of wearable device adoption and data sharing in a nationally-representative sample and discuss implications for healthcare practice and research.


Target Audience

The target audience for this activity is professionals and students interested in biomedical and health informatics.

Learning Objectives

The general learning objective for all of the JAMIA Journal Club webinars is that participants will

  • Use a critical appraisal process to assess article validity and to gauge article findings' relevance to practice

After this live activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Define patient-generated health data (PGHD) and
  • Describe factors that may influence patient’s adoption of wearable technologies and sharing of PGHD with providers. 

Accreditation Statement

The American Medical Informatics Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

The American Medical Informatics Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The live webinar only offers CME credit. The recording on our website will be openly available for learners but will not offer CME credit.

Commercial Support

No commercial support was received for this activity. 

Disclosures for this Activity

The following presenters, planners, and staff who are in a position to control the content of this activity disclose that they and their life partners have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests:

JAMIA Journal Club planners: Jennifer Rosenbaum, Hannah Burkhardt, Kirk E. Roberts
JAMIA Journal Club presenters: Kea Turner, Amir Alishahi Tabriz
AMIA Staff: Susanne Arnold, Pesha Rubinstein

Contact Info

For questions about webinar access, email Susanne@amia.org.

Instructions for Claiming CME Credit

Use the link in the webinar’s chat area to claim credit; in a few days you will receive an email with your CME certificate.
If you require a certificate of participation, contact Pesha@amia.org.