PicnicHealth Partners with Komodo Health to Enrich Its Research Platform Utilizing Real-World Patient Data

Komodo Health and PicnicHealth have announced a partnership to support real-world evidence research programs for complex chronic illnesses like multiple sclerosis and hemophilia. With this partnership, PicnicHealth will enrich its database of de-identified patient medical records with data from Komodo’s Healthcare Map. The combined breadth and depth of real-world patient data will help support research efforts to close gaps in care, address unmet patient needs, and streamline clinical development efforts to deliver life-saving therapies to patients.

By integrating PicnicHealth’s data with Komodo Health’s Healthcare Map, PicnicHealth’s Research Platform will offer differentiated insights on complex therapeutic areas that may have variable impacts on population subsets. For heterogeneous diseases like multiple sclerosis, controlled clinical research settings are limited in the scope of insights they provide. At the same time, real-world studies have historically faced challenges in gathering the necessary data in these therapeutic areas where patients are moving between providers and healthcare organizations, and each of these organizations uses different systems of record.

To address these shortcomings, PicnicHealth is tapping the Komodo Health Sentinel platform to gather journeys of thousands of patients with a given condition into a single research database. The series of initiatives is already generating insights that layer demographic and geographic distributions of patients with analyses of patient journeys and care patterns to unlock new learnings about patients with previously difficult-to-study diseases.

“PicnicHealth shares our conviction that reliable medical data has the power to unearth deeper insights into disease trends, supplement clinical trials, and unlock the potential of new treatments,” said Komodo Health Co-founder and CEO Arif Nathoo, MD. “We see that researchers need access to a longitudinal view of healthcare to understand how complex diseases work in the real world. Together, Komodo and PicnicHealth are creating a full picture to support patient-centered innovation and care.”

Read the full press release here.

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