There is a pressing need to optimize performance of the US health care system. This need coincides with a substantial and ongoing remarkable increase in technological innovations with implications for digital health, most notably the advent of mobile computing and communications. Currently, the adoption of digital health—which, in this Viewpoint, refers to the use of advanced electronic communication and monitoring technologies to exchange health information—by clinicians, health care organizations, and patients is increasing.
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