Wake Forest Baptist Health’s pilot program launched with Scanwell will equip at-risk patients with an mHealth platform to test for antibodies associated with the coronavirus while at home. Approximately 200,000 connected health kits are going to patients of Wake Forest Baptist Health as well as Atrium Health, WakeMed, Vidant Health, New Hanover Regional Medical Center and the Campbell University Osteopathic School of Medicine. 

Meanwhile, the Scripps Research Translational Institute has announced a partnership with the American College Health Association to expand its All of Us Research program, which aims to gain health data from a million participants through digital health technologies and electronic health records, surveys and biosamples to help prevent and treat disease.

“Most of what researchers know is based on intermittent snapshots of health in an artificial setting or based on personal recall,” said Steven Steinhubl, M.D., a cardiologist and then-director of digital medicine at Scripps Research Translational Institute. “Through this research program, we’ll have access to comprehensive activity, heart rate and sleep data that may help us better understand the relationship between lifestyle behaviors and health outcomes and what that means for patients on an individualized basis.”