PicnicHealth is a patient-centered digital health company with a mission of making medical data work to improve patients’ lives. We’re building toward a world where medical data lives up to its potential – is complete, structured, and up-to-date – so that it can empower patients and their providers to make the best decision for patient health and fuel research advances. By centering on the patient and connecting them with life science researchers, we create quality, deep real-world datasets that include the complete picture of patients’ healthcare journeys.
What products or services do you offer?
By working directly with patients, we build deep, complete real-world datasets that we make available to life sciences companies. Our Research Platform includes flexible modules for rapidly recruiting patients, collecting and abstracting data, engaging with patients to collect prospective data including patient reported outcomes, and linkage to other patient-level data sources. The Research Platform powers syndicated Research Cohort datasets and a Virtual Registry Platform for Rare Diseases.
The depth and completeness of our datasets are possible because we provide value to patients with Timeline – a patient-facing app that gives patients access to their complete records, organized in one place, where they can view their whole medical history, including doctors’ notes and reports, imaging, lab results, medications and more.
What problems do you solve?
PicnicHealth started with the goal of taking some of the pain out of being a patient in the US healthcare system. For patients, accessing and organizing medical information can be time-consuming and frustrating. To date, we’ve helped tens of thousands of patients, most with chronic and complex illnesses better navigate their care.
Along the way, we have learned that patients are driven to participate in research and by centering the patient, we can produce very high-quality real-world data. Patient-centric data collection fills the gaps in depth and breadth often seen in other data sources like administrative claims data and electronic medical records that are often collected from single sites or record systems, limiting the depth of information that can be collected on patients as they seek care at many sites and from many providers. Additionally, PicnicHealth members are engaged, and we see increased participation in patient-reported outcomes and surveys that allow researchers to really tap into and learn more about real-world patient experiences.