How can you solve the lack of diversity among health care research subjects?
Lack of diversity plagues most health studies. Researchers at the School of Public Health at UC Berkeley used Bitmark to empower people through the world’s first digitally-crowdsourced research studies.
Lack of diversity plagues most health studies and clinical trials. Researchers at the School of Public Health at UC Berkeley used Bitmark to empower people through the world’s first digitally-crowdsourced research studies by protecting individual rights to privacy and security; Bitmark’s technology, embedded within a mobile research app, created the following benefits:
Access to a broader data set from various ethnic and socioeconomic groups.
Health research benefits from sourcing data beyond the traditional male, middle-aged caucasian population. Being able to recruit donors via smartphone eliminated past barriers preventing participation from women and minorities.
Higher conversion of data donation candidates.
Participants donated data at their convenience at high accuracy through phone sensors; forcing participants to come to sterile environments for testing is no longer needed, reducing the costs of research in the process.
Legal compliance and patient privacy.
Bitmark is HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act)-compliant and Berkeley IRB (Institutional Review Board)-approved to ensure security for each individual’s health data privacy.