Researchers can now easily gather EHR patient data, patient-generated health data from mobile devices, and claims and billing information for use in clinical trials and observational studies via the MyStudies app introduced by the FDA. "Better capture of real-world data, collected from a variety of sources, has the potential to make our new drug development process more efficient, improve safety and help lower the cost of product development," said FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb.
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