ProofPilot Goal Updates and What’s Next?

June 20, 2018

ProofPilot has some lofty goals. We’re not interested in being another electronic data capture system. We feel the world of research needs real change. The most disruptive startups don’t only create cool products. They upend business models. Salesforce created the software as a service subscription model. That replaced the old enterprise software contract. Uber, Airbnb,…

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How to Avoid “Evidence-Based Cynicism” in Health Innovation

January 4, 2018

Late Friday, December 15th, the Washington Post reported a story detailing seven terms the CDC (and likely other health agency) should avoid in budget documents. Shortly after the news broke, Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, the new CDC Director reached out to concerned staff via an all agency e-mail. The e-mail explained the terms were in fact,…

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How Timing Can Affect Your New Years Resolutions (and Other Health Outcomes)

January 1, 2018

As the calendar turns to a new year, as is tradition, I’m of course thinking about resolutions. As in years past, I’m using ProofPilot to track my progress. Which resolutions stick? Did I stick with the new weight training program? Which behaviors have their desired outcome? Did it increase the size of my biceps? At…

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

December 19, 2017

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

December 19, 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?

December 17, 2017

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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Simulate Innovative Protocol Designs with “Preview”

October 25, 2017

There never been more interest in innovative research study designs. These new protocol ideas, in areas ranging from pharmaceutical clinical trials to folk medicine evaluations, have the opportunity to identify new breakthroughs with high efficiency and low cost. They open opportunities for new kinds of data to be collected in real-world environments, while improving protocol…

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Unlocking Food as Medicine: The ThriveMarket & ProofPilot Partnership

September 12, 2017

Hippocrates in 400BC: “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” Americans could drop their annual health-care costs by a third via better food choices according to a 2007 paper published in the Journal of Health Affairs. That’s why ProofPilot is excited today to announce a partnership with Thrive Market, the fast growing…

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How Designing a Study on ProofPilot is Like Composing a Piece of Music

August 9, 2017

At ProofPilot, we often get the question: “How can you support studies in so many different topic areas?” The answer is in the structure provided by the ProofPilot study protocol design language. Like an interactive sheet of blank music paper, the study design language has a defined structure that can be filled in to accomplish…

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This Simple Question Could Unlock Americas Health Crisis

August 6, 2017

America is in the grip of a massive health crisis that has nothing to do with Washington. With one simple question, we could unlock the surprising underlying issues that lead to some of our greatest public health issues. In any public space, a lot of us look around and see obesity and lifestyle diseases everywhere.…

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