Archive for December 2017

When New Trump ‘Policies’ Denigrate Your Startup’s Purpose

ProofPilot is an online platform to design, launch and participate in research studies that determine what works to improve human health and wellness. These techniques the randomized controlled trial, longitudinal outcome study, and programmatic evaluation are essential to identify “evidence-based” practices, programs, treatments campaigns. “Evidence-based” means that these initiatives have reasonable and verifiable proof they…

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Top 10 Research Measurements on ProofPilot for 2017

The ProofPilot measurement library includes surveys, connected health device integrations, and tools to use mobile phone functionality to collect data. In September, we updated our website and systems to track better what measurements are the most popular, and how they related to others. Given the propensity for “Top 10s” this time of year, we’d thought…

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Why is “Evidence-Based” Such a Controversial Term?

According to the Washington Post, the Trump Administration is prohibiting the CDC from using several words or phrases in future budget documents. Banning the words “fetus,” “transgender,” “diversity,” and “vulnerable.” is being met with widespread outrage (as it, of course, should be). Likewise, public health researchers, like their associates at the EPA are enraged that…

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