Transparent Sharing of Digital Health Data: A Call to Action

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Heart rhythm care professionals and patients routinely depend upon digital health data obtained by cardiovascular implantable electronic devices, medical-grade ambulatory cardiac monitors, and most recently consumer personal biometric monitoring devices. Yet the data typically reside either exclusively with the health care team, or, in the case of consumer devices, with the patient. If we are to realize the transformative opportunity of digital health, it will be necessary to ensure that all stakeholders, particularly patients, have complete, transparent, and secure access to their data. This document (accompanied by an editorial "Digital Health: Present Conundrum, Future Hope or Hype? ") focuses on digital health and cardiac electrophysiology, outlining the present state and future vision of key stakeholder groups. It also is meant to serve as a call to action to heart rhythm professionals to join in leading this transformation.