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In the last years digital health has rapidly become a core component of the delivery of health care in the United States. There is an increase in the usage of virtual visits. Patients are increasingly using smartphones to receive health information and communicate with care providers. Health insurers and large employers are providing incentives for using wearables and other digital health devices to better track daily health behaviors such as physical activity, weight, and medication adherence. However, the problem that many users face is how to find the right solutions for their needs and how to navigate the overwhelm in more than 200,000 different health tools and devices. While a “one-size-fits-all” approach may work for some, it surely will not work for all patients. Digital tools can be of support in patients care, potentially improving patient-provider communication, promoting shared decision making for treatment and care, and possibly even improving patient outcomes.