Make IBD history.

Change the future of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and get your medical records, all at once.

PicnicHealth is conducting a first-of-its-kind research study powered by volunteers with IBD, including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, to help improve the management of IBD and develop new and better therapies. By combining the medical journey of thousands of people living with IBD into a single anonymized research database, we can help power the next wave of new treatments.
But we can’t do it without you!

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We help you. You help others.

Get all of your medical records in one secure place.

Power revolutionary IBD research.

Complete & Shareable

We collect all your records so you can access them anywhere and share them with your family or doctors.

Stronger Together

By combining your medical journey with thousands of other IBD volunteers, you can help improve the journey for others.

Controlled & Secure

Your private data stays that way. We are HIPAA compliant and use 256-bit military grade encryption.

Completely Anonymized

Researchers only get de-identified data points, not any of your personal information.

Free & Easy

By participating in this study, we’ll build your complete medical history at no charge (a $700 value for the first year).

Accelerate Research

Using your real-world information allows researchers to improve care faster without any travel or procedures needed.

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How it works

Sign-up in minutes, change IBD research forever.
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Sign-up in 5 minutes

Review and sign the study’s consent form, and list your doctors.

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We collect your records

We'll collect and organize all your medical records into your PicnicHealth timeline.

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Drive new discoveries

We'll update you on IBD discoveries you helped power!

Privacy & Security

At PicnicHealth, we’re patients too. We know how important privacy and security are. We strip away any personal information from your medical data and aggregate it with other patients’ data before sharing it with researchers, so your private data stays that way.
HIPAA security rule compliant.

We follow the highest standards set by law.

End-to-end encryption.

We use the highest cryptographic standards available.

Your data, under your control.

We’ll never share your personal information without your explicit permission.

We’re here for you.

If in doubt, ask. We’re here to make sure you fully understand our practices: [email protected].

Our Research Principles

PicnicHealth’s mission is to advance the well-being of all people. Our studies follow our rigid commitment to patient empowerment and good research practice.
We protect your rights and privacy

An Institutional Review Board (IRB) reviews our studies to ensure participants are well informed and are opting in willingly.

We’re committed to research for public good.

Anonymized medical data sets are free for qualified academic, non-commercial use.

Participation is up to you.

You make the choice to proactively opt in. We’ll never share your information.

We anonymize your data.

Before researchers receive your data, we remove all personally identifiable information.

Withdraw at any time.

If you decide you'd rather not participate in research anymore, no problem.

FAQs
Study Basics
what-to-expect
How long will it take to get my medical records?
What is PicnicHealth?
PicnicHealth is a service specialized in helping patient collect and manage their medical records.

How is PicnicHealth related to UnitedHealthcare?
UnitedHealthcare is partnering with PicnicHealth as part of a Family Engagement Center initiative. Your child will receive PicnicHealth's services for free, which includes getting a PicnicHealth timeline with all of your child’s medical records in one place.  

What does PicnicHealth do? 
PicnicHealth collects your child’s medical records on your behalf and helps you manage them in a PicnicHealth timeline. When you see the doctor again, we’ll update your PicnicHealth timeline with the new records. You can access your medical records from anywhere and even share them with your child’s doctors with a few clicks.

Can I see what a PicnicHealth account looks like?
Yes. You can view this sample timeline.  

Will PicnicHealth cost me anything?
You’ll receive PicnicHealth’s service free of charge in partnership with UnitedHealthcare during the first year pilot program. One year after you start using PicnicHealth, your child’s PicnicHealth timeline will continue to be available, but no new records will be added. If UnitedHealthcare and PicnicHealth do not continue their partnership, you will have the option of subscribing directly.

How can I use my PicnicHealth timeline?
The PicnicHealth timeline provides a single source of information for you, your child’s doctors, and your UnitedHealthcare Family Advisors and Clinicians. It is a tool to help you coordinate care and navigate the diagnostic journey and can be shared with a few clicks. When you share your child’s medical records, the recipient will receive a secure link and get instant access to your child’s medical history.

It takes about 3 to 4 weeks to retrieve most of your historical medical records. After that, it can take another couple of months for us to track down the oldest and trickiest records to access.  The timing depends on how quickly your doctors respond to PicnicHealth's requests for your records.

about
What does PicnicHealth do?
What is PicnicHealth?
PicnicHealth is a service specialized in helping patient collect and manage their medical records.

How is PicnicHealth related to UnitedHealthcare?
UnitedHealthcare is partnering with PicnicHealth as part of a Family Engagement Center initiative. Your child will receive PicnicHealth's services for free, which includes getting a PicnicHealth timeline with all of your child’s medical records in one place.  

What does PicnicHealth do? 
PicnicHealth collects your child’s medical records on your behalf and helps you manage them in a PicnicHealth timeline. When you see the doctor again, we’ll update your PicnicHealth timeline with the new records. You can access your medical records from anywhere and even share them with your child’s doctors with a few clicks.

Can I see what a PicnicHealth account looks like?
Yes. You can view this sample timeline.  

Will PicnicHealth cost me anything?
You’ll receive PicnicHealth’s service free of charge in partnership with UnitedHealthcare during the first year pilot program. One year after you start using PicnicHealth, your child’s PicnicHealth timeline will continue to be available, but no new records will be added. If UnitedHealthcare and PicnicHealth do not continue their partnership, you will have the option of subscribing directly.

How can I use my PicnicHealth timeline?
The PicnicHealth timeline provides a single source of information for you, your child’s doctors, and your UnitedHealthcare Family Advisors and Clinicians. It is a tool to help you coordinate care and navigate the diagnostic journey and can be shared with a few clicks. When you share your child’s medical records, the recipient will receive a secure link and get instant access to your child’s medical history.

PicnicHealth works directly with people like you to help collect and manage your medical records. That means going out and collecting all of your medical records from your different doctors and keeping them up-to-date over time. PicnicHealth will then transform your records into a timeline that makes it easier to find what you’re looking for. When you see your doctor again, PicnicHealth will update your timeline with new records. You can access your PicnicHealth timeline from anywhere and even share it with your doctors with a few clicks.

basics
Who can join this study?
What is PicnicHealth?
PicnicHealth is a service specialized in helping patient collect and manage their medical records.

How is PicnicHealth related to UnitedHealthcare?
UnitedHealthcare is partnering with PicnicHealth as part of a Family Engagement Center initiative. Your child will receive PicnicHealth's services for free, which includes getting a PicnicHealth timeline with all of your child’s medical records in one place.  

What does PicnicHealth do? 
PicnicHealth collects your child’s medical records on your behalf and helps you manage them in a PicnicHealth timeline. When you see the doctor again, we’ll update your PicnicHealth timeline with the new records. You can access your medical records from anywhere and even share them with your child’s doctors with a few clicks.

Can I see what a PicnicHealth account looks like?
Yes. You can view this sample timeline.  

Will PicnicHealth cost me anything?
You’ll receive PicnicHealth’s service free of charge in partnership with UnitedHealthcare during the first year pilot program. One year after you start using PicnicHealth, your child’s PicnicHealth timeline will continue to be available, but no new records will be added. If UnitedHealthcare and PicnicHealth do not continue their partnership, you will have the option of subscribing directly.

How can I use my PicnicHealth timeline?
The PicnicHealth timeline provides a single source of information for you, your child’s doctors, and your UnitedHealthcare Family Advisors and Clinicians. It is a tool to help you coordinate care and navigate the diagnostic journey and can be shared with a few clicks. When you share your child’s medical records, the recipient will receive a secure link and get instant access to your child’s medical history.

You can join this study if you have been diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease, including either Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, live in the U.S., and have received medical care in the U.S. in the past 7 years.

data-and-privacy
Who will be able to see my medical records?
What is PicnicHealth?
PicnicHealth is a service specialized in helping patient collect and manage their medical records.

How is PicnicHealth related to UnitedHealthcare?
UnitedHealthcare is partnering with PicnicHealth as part of a Family Engagement Center initiative. Your child will receive PicnicHealth's services for free, which includes getting a PicnicHealth timeline with all of your child’s medical records in one place.  

What does PicnicHealth do? 
PicnicHealth collects your child’s medical records on your behalf and helps you manage them in a PicnicHealth timeline. When you see the doctor again, we’ll update your PicnicHealth timeline with the new records. You can access your medical records from anywhere and even share them with your child’s doctors with a few clicks.

Can I see what a PicnicHealth account looks like?
Yes. You can view this sample timeline.  

Will PicnicHealth cost me anything?
You’ll receive PicnicHealth’s service free of charge in partnership with UnitedHealthcare during the first year pilot program. One year after you start using PicnicHealth, your child’s PicnicHealth timeline will continue to be available, but no new records will be added. If UnitedHealthcare and PicnicHealth do not continue their partnership, you will have the option of subscribing directly.

How can I use my PicnicHealth timeline?
The PicnicHealth timeline provides a single source of information for you, your child’s doctors, and your UnitedHealthcare Family Advisors and Clinicians. It is a tool to help you coordinate care and navigate the diagnostic journey and can be shared with a few clicks. When you share your child’s medical records, the recipient will receive a secure link and get instant access to your child’s medical history.

By signing up for this study, you're agreeing to share your medical records with researchers and organizations working in the inflammatory bowel disease space.They will only receive records stripped of any information that could be used to identify you personally. Outside of that, no one will be able to see your medical records unless you choose to share them by clicking "Send Records" at the top of your PicnicHealth timeline.

what-to-expect
Can I delete my medical records from PicnicHealth?
What is PicnicHealth?
PicnicHealth is a service specialized in helping patient collect and manage their medical records.

How is PicnicHealth related to UnitedHealthcare?
UnitedHealthcare is partnering with PicnicHealth as part of a Family Engagement Center initiative. Your child will receive PicnicHealth's services for free, which includes getting a PicnicHealth timeline with all of your child’s medical records in one place.  

What does PicnicHealth do? 
PicnicHealth collects your child’s medical records on your behalf and helps you manage them in a PicnicHealth timeline. When you see the doctor again, we’ll update your PicnicHealth timeline with the new records. You can access your medical records from anywhere and even share them with your child’s doctors with a few clicks.

Can I see what a PicnicHealth account looks like?
Yes. You can view this sample timeline.  

Will PicnicHealth cost me anything?
You’ll receive PicnicHealth’s service free of charge in partnership with UnitedHealthcare during the first year pilot program. One year after you start using PicnicHealth, your child’s PicnicHealth timeline will continue to be available, but no new records will be added. If UnitedHealthcare and PicnicHealth do not continue their partnership, you will have the option of subscribing directly.

How can I use my PicnicHealth timeline?
The PicnicHealth timeline provides a single source of information for you, your child’s doctors, and your UnitedHealthcare Family Advisors and Clinicians. It is a tool to help you coordinate care and navigate the diagnostic journey and can be shared with a few clicks. When you share your child’s medical records, the recipient will receive a secure link and get instant access to your child’s medical history.

You may choose to delete your medical records and data from the PicnicHealth service at any time and for any reason. Just email PicnicHealth at [email protected].  Once records have been collected for the study, you can’t remove them from the study.

about
Can I see what my records will look like in my PicnicHealth account?
What is PicnicHealth?
PicnicHealth is a service specialized in helping patient collect and manage their medical records.

How is PicnicHealth related to UnitedHealthcare?
UnitedHealthcare is partnering with PicnicHealth as part of a Family Engagement Center initiative. Your child will receive PicnicHealth's services for free, which includes getting a PicnicHealth timeline with all of your child’s medical records in one place.  

What does PicnicHealth do? 
PicnicHealth collects your child’s medical records on your behalf and helps you manage them in a PicnicHealth timeline. When you see the doctor again, we’ll update your PicnicHealth timeline with the new records. You can access your medical records from anywhere and even share them with your child’s doctors with a few clicks.

Can I see what a PicnicHealth account looks like?
Yes. You can view this sample timeline.  

Will PicnicHealth cost me anything?
You’ll receive PicnicHealth’s service free of charge in partnership with UnitedHealthcare during the first year pilot program. One year after you start using PicnicHealth, your child’s PicnicHealth timeline will continue to be available, but no new records will be added. If UnitedHealthcare and PicnicHealth do not continue their partnership, you will have the option of subscribing directly.

How can I use my PicnicHealth timeline?
The PicnicHealth timeline provides a single source of information for you, your child’s doctors, and your UnitedHealthcare Family Advisors and Clinicians. It is a tool to help you coordinate care and navigate the diagnostic journey and can be shared with a few clicks. When you share your child’s medical records, the recipient will receive a secure link and get instant access to your child’s medical history.

Yes. You can view this sample timeline.

what-to-expect
How far back will you collect historical records?
What is PicnicHealth?
PicnicHealth is a service specialized in helping patient collect and manage their medical records.

How is PicnicHealth related to UnitedHealthcare?
UnitedHealthcare is partnering with PicnicHealth as part of a Family Engagement Center initiative. Your child will receive PicnicHealth's services for free, which includes getting a PicnicHealth timeline with all of your child’s medical records in one place.  

What does PicnicHealth do? 
PicnicHealth collects your child’s medical records on your behalf and helps you manage them in a PicnicHealth timeline. When you see the doctor again, we’ll update your PicnicHealth timeline with the new records. You can access your medical records from anywhere and even share them with your child’s doctors with a few clicks.

Can I see what a PicnicHealth account looks like?
Yes. You can view this sample timeline.  

Will PicnicHealth cost me anything?
You’ll receive PicnicHealth’s service free of charge in partnership with UnitedHealthcare during the first year pilot program. One year after you start using PicnicHealth, your child’s PicnicHealth timeline will continue to be available, but no new records will be added. If UnitedHealthcare and PicnicHealth do not continue their partnership, you will have the option of subscribing directly.

How can I use my PicnicHealth timeline?
The PicnicHealth timeline provides a single source of information for you, your child’s doctors, and your UnitedHealthcare Family Advisors and Clinicians. It is a tool to help you coordinate care and navigate the diagnostic journey and can be shared with a few clicks. When you share your child’s medical records, the recipient will receive a secure link and get instant access to your child’s medical history.

For this research study, we will collect records going back as far as possible. In most states, doctors are required to keep records for at least 7 years, but many will keep them for much longer. So how far back we can go really depends on the record keeping practices of your doctors.

basics
What is the purpose of the study?
What is PicnicHealth?
PicnicHealth is a service specialized in helping patient collect and manage their medical records.

How is PicnicHealth related to UnitedHealthcare?
UnitedHealthcare is partnering with PicnicHealth as part of a Family Engagement Center initiative. Your child will receive PicnicHealth's services for free, which includes getting a PicnicHealth timeline with all of your child’s medical records in one place.  

What does PicnicHealth do? 
PicnicHealth collects your child’s medical records on your behalf and helps you manage them in a PicnicHealth timeline. When you see the doctor again, we’ll update your PicnicHealth timeline with the new records. You can access your medical records from anywhere and even share them with your child’s doctors with a few clicks.

Can I see what a PicnicHealth account looks like?
Yes. You can view this sample timeline.  

Will PicnicHealth cost me anything?
You’ll receive PicnicHealth’s service free of charge in partnership with UnitedHealthcare during the first year pilot program. One year after you start using PicnicHealth, your child’s PicnicHealth timeline will continue to be available, but no new records will be added. If UnitedHealthcare and PicnicHealth do not continue their partnership, you will have the option of subscribing directly.

How can I use my PicnicHealth timeline?
The PicnicHealth timeline provides a single source of information for you, your child’s doctors, and your UnitedHealthcare Family Advisors and Clinicians. It is a tool to help you coordinate care and navigate the diagnostic journey and can be shared with a few clicks. When you share your child’s medical records, the recipient will receive a secure link and get instant access to your child’s medical history.

Our goal is to advance the understanding of inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and to support research to improve quality of care.Information from medical records is particularly useful for diseases, such as inflammatory bowel disease, because it gives us insight into what living with the disease is really like and how treatment options work in the real world, all without needing to enroll people in large, invasive clinical trials.

about
What if I can’t remember the names of all my doctors?
What is PicnicHealth?
PicnicHealth is a service specialized in helping patient collect and manage their medical records.

How is PicnicHealth related to UnitedHealthcare?
UnitedHealthcare is partnering with PicnicHealth as part of a Family Engagement Center initiative. Your child will receive PicnicHealth's services for free, which includes getting a PicnicHealth timeline with all of your child’s medical records in one place.  

What does PicnicHealth do? 
PicnicHealth collects your child’s medical records on your behalf and helps you manage them in a PicnicHealth timeline. When you see the doctor again, we’ll update your PicnicHealth timeline with the new records. You can access your medical records from anywhere and even share them with your child’s doctors with a few clicks.

Can I see what a PicnicHealth account looks like?
Yes. You can view this sample timeline.  

Will PicnicHealth cost me anything?
You’ll receive PicnicHealth’s service free of charge in partnership with UnitedHealthcare during the first year pilot program. One year after you start using PicnicHealth, your child’s PicnicHealth timeline will continue to be available, but no new records will be added. If UnitedHealthcare and PicnicHealth do not continue their partnership, you will have the option of subscribing directly.

How can I use my PicnicHealth timeline?
The PicnicHealth timeline provides a single source of information for you, your child’s doctors, and your UnitedHealthcare Family Advisors and Clinicians. It is a tool to help you coordinate care and navigate the diagnostic journey and can be shared with a few clicks. When you share your child’s medical records, the recipient will receive a secure link and get instant access to your child’s medical history.

You can just enter as many doctors as you remember. The hospital or clinic name is usually enough and the PicnicHealth team will follow up with you if there’s any confusion. If PicnicHealth finds doctors mentioned in your records who you did not include on your doctor list, you will get an email asking for your permission to request records from that new doctor.

what-to-expect
When I first view my PicnicHealth timeline, will it be complete?
What is PicnicHealth?
PicnicHealth is a service specialized in helping patient collect and manage their medical records.

How is PicnicHealth related to UnitedHealthcare?
UnitedHealthcare is partnering with PicnicHealth as part of a Family Engagement Center initiative. Your child will receive PicnicHealth's services for free, which includes getting a PicnicHealth timeline with all of your child’s medical records in one place.  

What does PicnicHealth do? 
PicnicHealth collects your child’s medical records on your behalf and helps you manage them in a PicnicHealth timeline. When you see the doctor again, we’ll update your PicnicHealth timeline with the new records. You can access your medical records from anywhere and even share them with your child’s doctors with a few clicks.

Can I see what a PicnicHealth account looks like?
Yes. You can view this sample timeline.  

Will PicnicHealth cost me anything?
You’ll receive PicnicHealth’s service free of charge in partnership with UnitedHealthcare during the first year pilot program. One year after you start using PicnicHealth, your child’s PicnicHealth timeline will continue to be available, but no new records will be added. If UnitedHealthcare and PicnicHealth do not continue their partnership, you will have the option of subscribing directly.

How can I use my PicnicHealth timeline?
The PicnicHealth timeline provides a single source of information for you, your child’s doctors, and your UnitedHealthcare Family Advisors and Clinicians. It is a tool to help you coordinate care and navigate the diagnostic journey and can be shared with a few clicks. When you share your child’s medical records, the recipient will receive a secure link and get instant access to your child’s medical history.

When you first see your timeline, it's possible that some of your medical records are not yet available. That's because PicnicHealth is still working hard to collect them for you. You should be able to see your medical records within a month of signing up. After the first month, your timeline will be updated regularly with information from your new doctor visits.

basics
Will I see the study results?
What is PicnicHealth?
PicnicHealth is a service specialized in helping patient collect and manage their medical records.

How is PicnicHealth related to UnitedHealthcare?
UnitedHealthcare is partnering with PicnicHealth as part of a Family Engagement Center initiative. Your child will receive PicnicHealth's services for free, which includes getting a PicnicHealth timeline with all of your child’s medical records in one place.  

What does PicnicHealth do? 
PicnicHealth collects your child’s medical records on your behalf and helps you manage them in a PicnicHealth timeline. When you see the doctor again, we’ll update your PicnicHealth timeline with the new records. You can access your medical records from anywhere and even share them with your child’s doctors with a few clicks.

Can I see what a PicnicHealth account looks like?
Yes. You can view this sample timeline.  

Will PicnicHealth cost me anything?
You’ll receive PicnicHealth’s service free of charge in partnership with UnitedHealthcare during the first year pilot program. One year after you start using PicnicHealth, your child’s PicnicHealth timeline will continue to be available, but no new records will be added. If UnitedHealthcare and PicnicHealth do not continue their partnership, you will have the option of subscribing directly.

How can I use my PicnicHealth timeline?
The PicnicHealth timeline provides a single source of information for you, your child’s doctors, and your UnitedHealthcare Family Advisors and Clinicians. It is a tool to help you coordinate care and navigate the diagnostic journey and can be shared with a few clicks. When you share your child’s medical records, the recipient will receive a secure link and get instant access to your child’s medical history.

Yes! We believe it’s important for you to see the results of research produced using your data and we make every effort to share published results back with you.

what-to-expect
Will my medical records be secure?
What is PicnicHealth?
PicnicHealth is a service specialized in helping patient collect and manage their medical records.

How is PicnicHealth related to UnitedHealthcare?
UnitedHealthcare is partnering with PicnicHealth as part of a Family Engagement Center initiative. Your child will receive PicnicHealth's services for free, which includes getting a PicnicHealth timeline with all of your child’s medical records in one place.  

What does PicnicHealth do? 
PicnicHealth collects your child’s medical records on your behalf and helps you manage them in a PicnicHealth timeline. When you see the doctor again, we’ll update your PicnicHealth timeline with the new records. You can access your medical records from anywhere and even share them with your child’s doctors with a few clicks.

Can I see what a PicnicHealth account looks like?
Yes. You can view this sample timeline.  

Will PicnicHealth cost me anything?
You’ll receive PicnicHealth’s service free of charge in partnership with UnitedHealthcare during the first year pilot program. One year after you start using PicnicHealth, your child’s PicnicHealth timeline will continue to be available, but no new records will be added. If UnitedHealthcare and PicnicHealth do not continue their partnership, you will have the option of subscribing directly.

How can I use my PicnicHealth timeline?
The PicnicHealth timeline provides a single source of information for you, your child’s doctors, and your UnitedHealthcare Family Advisors and Clinicians. It is a tool to help you coordinate care and navigate the diagnostic journey and can be shared with a few clicks. When you share your child’s medical records, the recipient will receive a secure link and get instant access to your child’s medical history.

PicnicHealth takes privacy very seriously. Your personal data is never shared without your explicit permission. Your medical records are kept safe using the highest encryption standard available: 256-bit SSL. This is the same technology that banks use to keep account information safe.

How will my doctor know it’s okay to share my records?
What is PicnicHealth?
PicnicHealth is a service specialized in helping patient collect and manage their medical records.

How is PicnicHealth related to UnitedHealthcare?
UnitedHealthcare is partnering with PicnicHealth as part of a Family Engagement Center initiative. Your child will receive PicnicHealth's services for free, which includes getting a PicnicHealth timeline with all of your child’s medical records in one place.  

What does PicnicHealth do? 
PicnicHealth collects your child’s medical records on your behalf and helps you manage them in a PicnicHealth timeline. When you see the doctor again, we’ll update your PicnicHealth timeline with the new records. You can access your medical records from anywhere and even share them with your child’s doctors with a few clicks.

Can I see what a PicnicHealth account looks like?
Yes. You can view this sample timeline.  

Will PicnicHealth cost me anything?
You’ll receive PicnicHealth’s service free of charge in partnership with UnitedHealthcare during the first year pilot program. One year after you start using PicnicHealth, your child’s PicnicHealth timeline will continue to be available, but no new records will be added. If UnitedHealthcare and PicnicHealth do not continue their partnership, you will have the option of subscribing directly.

How can I use my PicnicHealth timeline?
The PicnicHealth timeline provides a single source of information for you, your child’s doctors, and your UnitedHealthcare Family Advisors and Clinicians. It is a tool to help you coordinate care and navigate the diagnostic journey and can be shared with a few clicks. When you share your child’s medical records, the recipient will receive a secure link and get instant access to your child’s medical history.

When you sign up, you’ll read and sign a form that authorizes PicnicHealth to request your medical records on your behalf. You can e-sign this form online -- no printing or mailing involved. Your doctor will then know that it's okay to share your medical records with PicnicHealth.

what-to-expect
What should I do if I notice there are medical records missing from my PicnicHealth timeline?
What is PicnicHealth?
PicnicHealth is a service specialized in helping patient collect and manage their medical records.

How is PicnicHealth related to UnitedHealthcare?
UnitedHealthcare is partnering with PicnicHealth as part of a Family Engagement Center initiative. Your child will receive PicnicHealth's services for free, which includes getting a PicnicHealth timeline with all of your child’s medical records in one place.  

What does PicnicHealth do? 
PicnicHealth collects your child’s medical records on your behalf and helps you manage them in a PicnicHealth timeline. When you see the doctor again, we’ll update your PicnicHealth timeline with the new records. You can access your medical records from anywhere and even share them with your child’s doctors with a few clicks.

Can I see what a PicnicHealth account looks like?
Yes. You can view this sample timeline.  

Will PicnicHealth cost me anything?
You’ll receive PicnicHealth’s service free of charge in partnership with UnitedHealthcare during the first year pilot program. One year after you start using PicnicHealth, your child’s PicnicHealth timeline will continue to be available, but no new records will be added. If UnitedHealthcare and PicnicHealth do not continue their partnership, you will have the option of subscribing directly.

How can I use my PicnicHealth timeline?
The PicnicHealth timeline provides a single source of information for you, your child’s doctors, and your UnitedHealthcare Family Advisors and Clinicians. It is a tool to help you coordinate care and navigate the diagnostic journey and can be shared with a few clicks. When you share your child’s medical records, the recipient will receive a secure link and get instant access to your child’s medical history.

In the first months, some records might be missing because PicnicHealth is still collecting them for you.After the first month, if you suspect that records are still missing, you can let us know about those records by clicking "Request Records" at the top of your timeline.

basics
Who is sponsoring the study? Are there any third parties involved?
What is PicnicHealth?
PicnicHealth is a service specialized in helping patient collect and manage their medical records.

How is PicnicHealth related to UnitedHealthcare?
UnitedHealthcare is partnering with PicnicHealth as part of a Family Engagement Center initiative. Your child will receive PicnicHealth's services for free, which includes getting a PicnicHealth timeline with all of your child’s medical records in one place.  

What does PicnicHealth do? 
PicnicHealth collects your child’s medical records on your behalf and helps you manage them in a PicnicHealth timeline. When you see the doctor again, we’ll update your PicnicHealth timeline with the new records. You can access your medical records from anywhere and even share them with your child’s doctors with a few clicks.

Can I see what a PicnicHealth account looks like?
Yes. You can view this sample timeline.  

Will PicnicHealth cost me anything?
You’ll receive PicnicHealth’s service free of charge in partnership with UnitedHealthcare during the first year pilot program. One year after you start using PicnicHealth, your child’s PicnicHealth timeline will continue to be available, but no new records will be added. If UnitedHealthcare and PicnicHealth do not continue their partnership, you will have the option of subscribing directly.

How can I use my PicnicHealth timeline?
The PicnicHealth timeline provides a single source of information for you, your child’s doctors, and your UnitedHealthcare Family Advisors and Clinicians. It is a tool to help you coordinate care and navigate the diagnostic journey and can be shared with a few clicks. When you share your child’s medical records, the recipient will receive a secure link and get instant access to your child’s medical history.

The study is directly sponsored by PicnicHealth. At PicnicHealth, we specialize in building anonymized medical record data sets for researchers. Our goal is to get this data to researchers who can analyze the data to answer the research questions about how inflammatory bowel disease looks and is treated out in the real world (not in a highly controlled clinical trial setting) with the hope this can ultimately lead to better care.  Third party organizations can apply for access to the anonymized data. These might be government, academic, or commercial innovators. As with all PicnicHealth studies, access to the data will be free to all academic researchers.

basics
Can medical records really help with research?
What is PicnicHealth?
PicnicHealth is a service specialized in helping patient collect and manage their medical records.

How is PicnicHealth related to UnitedHealthcare?
UnitedHealthcare is partnering with PicnicHealth as part of a Family Engagement Center initiative. Your child will receive PicnicHealth's services for free, which includes getting a PicnicHealth timeline with all of your child’s medical records in one place.  

What does PicnicHealth do? 
PicnicHealth collects your child’s medical records on your behalf and helps you manage them in a PicnicHealth timeline. When you see the doctor again, we’ll update your PicnicHealth timeline with the new records. You can access your medical records from anywhere and even share them with your child’s doctors with a few clicks.

Can I see what a PicnicHealth account looks like?
Yes. You can view this sample timeline.  

Will PicnicHealth cost me anything?
You’ll receive PicnicHealth’s service free of charge in partnership with UnitedHealthcare during the first year pilot program. One year after you start using PicnicHealth, your child’s PicnicHealth timeline will continue to be available, but no new records will be added. If UnitedHealthcare and PicnicHealth do not continue their partnership, you will have the option of subscribing directly.

How can I use my PicnicHealth timeline?
The PicnicHealth timeline provides a single source of information for you, your child’s doctors, and your UnitedHealthcare Family Advisors and Clinicians. It is a tool to help you coordinate care and navigate the diagnostic journey and can be shared with a few clicks. When you share your child’s medical records, the recipient will receive a secure link and get instant access to your child’s medical history.

Medical records tell a story of what’s actually happening when doctors see patients and can be really helpful for understanding how care is delivered in the real world. They also contain a lot of information about how you experience inflammatory bowel disease - your symptoms, your health status, and your treatments. Putting all of this information together for a diverse group of people will allow the scientific community to see patterns that no one doctor can see on his or her own.

about
What if my doctor doesn’t have electronic records?
What is PicnicHealth?
PicnicHealth is a service specialized in helping patient collect and manage their medical records.

How is PicnicHealth related to UnitedHealthcare?
UnitedHealthcare is partnering with PicnicHealth as part of a Family Engagement Center initiative. Your child will receive PicnicHealth's services for free, which includes getting a PicnicHealth timeline with all of your child’s medical records in one place.  

What does PicnicHealth do? 
PicnicHealth collects your child’s medical records on your behalf and helps you manage them in a PicnicHealth timeline. When you see the doctor again, we’ll update your PicnicHealth timeline with the new records. You can access your medical records from anywhere and even share them with your child’s doctors with a few clicks.

Can I see what a PicnicHealth account looks like?
Yes. You can view this sample timeline.  

Will PicnicHealth cost me anything?
You’ll receive PicnicHealth’s service free of charge in partnership with UnitedHealthcare during the first year pilot program. One year after you start using PicnicHealth, your child’s PicnicHealth timeline will continue to be available, but no new records will be added. If UnitedHealthcare and PicnicHealth do not continue their partnership, you will have the option of subscribing directly.

How can I use my PicnicHealth timeline?
The PicnicHealth timeline provides a single source of information for you, your child’s doctors, and your UnitedHealthcare Family Advisors and Clinicians. It is a tool to help you coordinate care and navigate the diagnostic journey and can be shared with a few clicks. When you share your child’s medical records, the recipient will receive a secure link and get instant access to your child’s medical history.

No problem. PicnicHealth can work with data in any format, whether your doctor takes notes with a pen or on an iPad.

what-to-expect
What kinds of medical records will you collect?
What is PicnicHealth?
PicnicHealth is a service specialized in helping patient collect and manage their medical records.

How is PicnicHealth related to UnitedHealthcare?
UnitedHealthcare is partnering with PicnicHealth as part of a Family Engagement Center initiative. Your child will receive PicnicHealth's services for free, which includes getting a PicnicHealth timeline with all of your child’s medical records in one place.  

What does PicnicHealth do? 
PicnicHealth collects your child’s medical records on your behalf and helps you manage them in a PicnicHealth timeline. When you see the doctor again, we’ll update your PicnicHealth timeline with the new records. You can access your medical records from anywhere and even share them with your child’s doctors with a few clicks.

Can I see what a PicnicHealth account looks like?
Yes. You can view this sample timeline.  

Will PicnicHealth cost me anything?
You’ll receive PicnicHealth’s service free of charge in partnership with UnitedHealthcare during the first year pilot program. One year after you start using PicnicHealth, your child’s PicnicHealth timeline will continue to be available, but no new records will be added. If UnitedHealthcare and PicnicHealth do not continue their partnership, you will have the option of subscribing directly.

How can I use my PicnicHealth timeline?
The PicnicHealth timeline provides a single source of information for you, your child’s doctors, and your UnitedHealthcare Family Advisors and Clinicians. It is a tool to help you coordinate care and navigate the diagnostic journey and can be shared with a few clicks. When you share your child’s medical records, the recipient will receive a secure link and get instant access to your child’s medical history.

PicnicHealth will collect medical records from all the doctors, hospitals, and clinics that you tell us about. PicnicHealth does not collect dental or optometry records.

about
How can I use my PicnicHealth timeline?
What is PicnicHealth?
PicnicHealth is a service specialized in helping patient collect and manage their medical records.

How is PicnicHealth related to UnitedHealthcare?
UnitedHealthcare is partnering with PicnicHealth as part of a Family Engagement Center initiative. Your child will receive PicnicHealth's services for free, which includes getting a PicnicHealth timeline with all of your child’s medical records in one place.  

What does PicnicHealth do? 
PicnicHealth collects your child’s medical records on your behalf and helps you manage them in a PicnicHealth timeline. When you see the doctor again, we’ll update your PicnicHealth timeline with the new records. You can access your medical records from anywhere and even share them with your child’s doctors with a few clicks.

Can I see what a PicnicHealth account looks like?
Yes. You can view this sample timeline.  

Will PicnicHealth cost me anything?
You’ll receive PicnicHealth’s service free of charge in partnership with UnitedHealthcare during the first year pilot program. One year after you start using PicnicHealth, your child’s PicnicHealth timeline will continue to be available, but no new records will be added. If UnitedHealthcare and PicnicHealth do not continue their partnership, you will have the option of subscribing directly.

How can I use my PicnicHealth timeline?
The PicnicHealth timeline provides a single source of information for you, your child’s doctors, and your UnitedHealthcare Family Advisors and Clinicians. It is a tool to help you coordinate care and navigate the diagnostic journey and can be shared with a few clicks. When you share your child’s medical records, the recipient will receive a secure link and get instant access to your child’s medical history.

Your PicnicHealth timeline provides a single source of information for you and your doctors. It is a tool to help you coordinate care and understand your own health. You can share your timeline with any of your doctors with a few clicks. The doctor will receive a secure link and get access to your medical history.

basics
Is this a clinical trial?
What is PicnicHealth?
PicnicHealth is a service specialized in helping patient collect and manage their medical records.

How is PicnicHealth related to UnitedHealthcare?
UnitedHealthcare is partnering with PicnicHealth as part of a Family Engagement Center initiative. Your child will receive PicnicHealth's services for free, which includes getting a PicnicHealth timeline with all of your child’s medical records in one place.  

What does PicnicHealth do? 
PicnicHealth collects your child’s medical records on your behalf and helps you manage them in a PicnicHealth timeline. When you see the doctor again, we’ll update your PicnicHealth timeline with the new records. You can access your medical records from anywhere and even share them with your child’s doctors with a few clicks.

Can I see what a PicnicHealth account looks like?
Yes. You can view this sample timeline.  

Will PicnicHealth cost me anything?
You’ll receive PicnicHealth’s service free of charge in partnership with UnitedHealthcare during the first year pilot program. One year after you start using PicnicHealth, your child’s PicnicHealth timeline will continue to be available, but no new records will be added. If UnitedHealthcare and PicnicHealth do not continue their partnership, you will have the option of subscribing directly.

How can I use my PicnicHealth timeline?
The PicnicHealth timeline provides a single source of information for you, your child’s doctors, and your UnitedHealthcare Family Advisors and Clinicians. It is a tool to help you coordinate care and navigate the diagnostic journey and can be shared with a few clicks. When you share your child’s medical records, the recipient will receive a secure link and get instant access to your child’s medical history.

This is not a clinical trial. A traditional clinical trial involves testing a specific treatment, like a drug or medical device. In this study, we are only looking at data from medical records produced during your normal visits to the doctor. The goal is to better understand how people with inflammatory bowel disease are being treated and how to advance care for people living with inflammatory bowel disease everywhere.

what-to-expect
Will I get records from my scans and imaging?
What is PicnicHealth?
PicnicHealth is a service specialized in helping patient collect and manage their medical records.

How is PicnicHealth related to UnitedHealthcare?
UnitedHealthcare is partnering with PicnicHealth as part of a Family Engagement Center initiative. Your child will receive PicnicHealth's services for free, which includes getting a PicnicHealth timeline with all of your child’s medical records in one place.  

What does PicnicHealth do? 
PicnicHealth collects your child’s medical records on your behalf and helps you manage them in a PicnicHealth timeline. When you see the doctor again, we’ll update your PicnicHealth timeline with the new records. You can access your medical records from anywhere and even share them with your child’s doctors with a few clicks.

Can I see what a PicnicHealth account looks like?
Yes. You can view this sample timeline.  

Will PicnicHealth cost me anything?
You’ll receive PicnicHealth’s service free of charge in partnership with UnitedHealthcare during the first year pilot program. One year after you start using PicnicHealth, your child’s PicnicHealth timeline will continue to be available, but no new records will be added. If UnitedHealthcare and PicnicHealth do not continue their partnership, you will have the option of subscribing directly.

How can I use my PicnicHealth timeline?
The PicnicHealth timeline provides a single source of information for you, your child’s doctors, and your UnitedHealthcare Family Advisors and Clinicians. It is a tool to help you coordinate care and navigate the diagnostic journey and can be shared with a few clicks. When you share your child’s medical records, the recipient will receive a secure link and get instant access to your child’s medical history.

Yes! You will be able to view your imaging files right in your PicnicHealth timeline.

basics
Where can I learn more about inflammatory bowel disease?
What is PicnicHealth?
PicnicHealth is a service specialized in helping patient collect and manage their medical records.

How is PicnicHealth related to UnitedHealthcare?
UnitedHealthcare is partnering with PicnicHealth as part of a Family Engagement Center initiative. Your child will receive PicnicHealth's services for free, which includes getting a PicnicHealth timeline with all of your child’s medical records in one place.  

What does PicnicHealth do? 
PicnicHealth collects your child’s medical records on your behalf and helps you manage them in a PicnicHealth timeline. When you see the doctor again, we’ll update your PicnicHealth timeline with the new records. You can access your medical records from anywhere and even share them with your child’s doctors with a few clicks.

Can I see what a PicnicHealth account looks like?
Yes. You can view this sample timeline.  

Will PicnicHealth cost me anything?
You’ll receive PicnicHealth’s service free of charge in partnership with UnitedHealthcare during the first year pilot program. One year after you start using PicnicHealth, your child’s PicnicHealth timeline will continue to be available, but no new records will be added. If UnitedHealthcare and PicnicHealth do not continue their partnership, you will have the option of subscribing directly.

How can I use my PicnicHealth timeline?
The PicnicHealth timeline provides a single source of information for you, your child’s doctors, and your UnitedHealthcare Family Advisors and Clinicians. It is a tool to help you coordinate care and navigate the diagnostic journey and can be shared with a few clicks. When you share your child’s medical records, the recipient will receive a secure link and get instant access to your child’s medical history.

PicnicHealth has put together a Crohn's disease guide and an ulcerative colitis guide with all the basics you need to know about these two common forms of inflammatory bowel disease, including symptoms, how it's diagnosed, how to manage your care, what kind of treatment is available, and research into new treatments.

about
Will PicnicHealth cost me anything?
What is PicnicHealth?
PicnicHealth is a service specialized in helping patient collect and manage their medical records.

How is PicnicHealth related to UnitedHealthcare?
UnitedHealthcare is partnering with PicnicHealth as part of a Family Engagement Center initiative. Your child will receive PicnicHealth's services for free, which includes getting a PicnicHealth timeline with all of your child’s medical records in one place.  

What does PicnicHealth do? 
PicnicHealth collects your child’s medical records on your behalf and helps you manage them in a PicnicHealth timeline. When you see the doctor again, we’ll update your PicnicHealth timeline with the new records. You can access your medical records from anywhere and even share them with your child’s doctors with a few clicks.

Can I see what a PicnicHealth account looks like?
Yes. You can view this sample timeline.  

Will PicnicHealth cost me anything?
You’ll receive PicnicHealth’s service free of charge in partnership with UnitedHealthcare during the first year pilot program. One year after you start using PicnicHealth, your child’s PicnicHealth timeline will continue to be available, but no new records will be added. If UnitedHealthcare and PicnicHealth do not continue their partnership, you will have the option of subscribing directly.

How can I use my PicnicHealth timeline?
The PicnicHealth timeline provides a single source of information for you, your child’s doctors, and your UnitedHealthcare Family Advisors and Clinicians. It is a tool to help you coordinate care and navigate the diagnostic journey and can be shared with a few clicks. When you share your child’s medical records, the recipient will receive a secure link and get instant access to your child’s medical history.

You’ll receive PicnicHealth’s service free of charge for as long as you’re a participant in the study.

what-to-expect
Will PicnicHealth update my medical records every time I see the doctor?
What is PicnicHealth?
PicnicHealth is a service specialized in helping patient collect and manage their medical records.

How is PicnicHealth related to UnitedHealthcare?
UnitedHealthcare is partnering with PicnicHealth as part of a Family Engagement Center initiative. Your child will receive PicnicHealth's services for free, which includes getting a PicnicHealth timeline with all of your child’s medical records in one place.  

What does PicnicHealth do? 
PicnicHealth collects your child’s medical records on your behalf and helps you manage them in a PicnicHealth timeline. When you see the doctor again, we’ll update your PicnicHealth timeline with the new records. You can access your medical records from anywhere and even share them with your child’s doctors with a few clicks.

Can I see what a PicnicHealth account looks like?
Yes. You can view this sample timeline.  

Will PicnicHealth cost me anything?
You’ll receive PicnicHealth’s service free of charge in partnership with UnitedHealthcare during the first year pilot program. One year after you start using PicnicHealth, your child’s PicnicHealth timeline will continue to be available, but no new records will be added. If UnitedHealthcare and PicnicHealth do not continue their partnership, you will have the option of subscribing directly.

How can I use my PicnicHealth timeline?
The PicnicHealth timeline provides a single source of information for you, your child’s doctors, and your UnitedHealthcare Family Advisors and Clinicians. It is a tool to help you coordinate care and navigate the diagnostic journey and can be shared with a few clicks. When you share your child’s medical records, the recipient will receive a secure link and get instant access to your child’s medical history.

PicnicHealth will update your medical records regularly. To keep your records most up-to-date, you can always tell PicnicHealth when you have seen the doctor. Just click the “Request Records” button at the top of your timeline, and PicnicHealth will retrieve your new records for you.

what-to-expect
What should I do if I see a new doctor?
What is PicnicHealth?
PicnicHealth is a service specialized in helping patient collect and manage their medical records.

How is PicnicHealth related to UnitedHealthcare?
UnitedHealthcare is partnering with PicnicHealth as part of a Family Engagement Center initiative. Your child will receive PicnicHealth's services for free, which includes getting a PicnicHealth timeline with all of your child’s medical records in one place.  

What does PicnicHealth do? 
PicnicHealth collects your child’s medical records on your behalf and helps you manage them in a PicnicHealth timeline. When you see the doctor again, we’ll update your PicnicHealth timeline with the new records. You can access your medical records from anywhere and even share them with your child’s doctors with a few clicks.

Can I see what a PicnicHealth account looks like?
Yes. You can view this sample timeline.  

Will PicnicHealth cost me anything?
You’ll receive PicnicHealth’s service free of charge in partnership with UnitedHealthcare during the first year pilot program. One year after you start using PicnicHealth, your child’s PicnicHealth timeline will continue to be available, but no new records will be added. If UnitedHealthcare and PicnicHealth do not continue their partnership, you will have the option of subscribing directly.

How can I use my PicnicHealth timeline?
The PicnicHealth timeline provides a single source of information for you, your child’s doctors, and your UnitedHealthcare Family Advisors and Clinicians. It is a tool to help you coordinate care and navigate the diagnostic journey and can be shared with a few clicks. When you share your child’s medical records, the recipient will receive a secure link and get instant access to your child’s medical history.

At the top of your timeline, click on "Doctors" to add new doctors or medical facilities. PicnicHealth will then collect your records from your new doctors.

what-to-expect
Can I stop participating in the study?
What is PicnicHealth?
PicnicHealth is a service specialized in helping patient collect and manage their medical records.

How is PicnicHealth related to UnitedHealthcare?
UnitedHealthcare is partnering with PicnicHealth as part of a Family Engagement Center initiative. Your child will receive PicnicHealth's services for free, which includes getting a PicnicHealth timeline with all of your child’s medical records in one place.  

What does PicnicHealth do? 
PicnicHealth collects your child’s medical records on your behalf and helps you manage them in a PicnicHealth timeline. When you see the doctor again, we’ll update your PicnicHealth timeline with the new records. You can access your medical records from anywhere and even share them with your child’s doctors with a few clicks.

Can I see what a PicnicHealth account looks like?
Yes. You can view this sample timeline.  

Will PicnicHealth cost me anything?
You’ll receive PicnicHealth’s service free of charge in partnership with UnitedHealthcare during the first year pilot program. One year after you start using PicnicHealth, your child’s PicnicHealth timeline will continue to be available, but no new records will be added. If UnitedHealthcare and PicnicHealth do not continue their partnership, you will have the option of subscribing directly.

How can I use my PicnicHealth timeline?
The PicnicHealth timeline provides a single source of information for you, your child’s doctors, and your UnitedHealthcare Family Advisors and Clinicians. It is a tool to help you coordinate care and navigate the diagnostic journey and can be shared with a few clicks. When you share your child’s medical records, the recipient will receive a secure link and get instant access to your child’s medical history.

Yes. Your participation in this study is completely voluntary and you can withdraw at any time. If you choose to stop participating, your medical records will remain available for you through your PicnicHealth account. At that time we will stop collecting any new medical records. You can download copies of your records at any time. You can always tell PicnicHealth to delete your medical records, although the information that has already been shared with third party partners can’t be deleted.

What is PicnicHealth?
PicnicHealth is a service specialized in helping patient collect and manage their medical records.

How is PicnicHealth related to UnitedHealthcare?
UnitedHealthcare is partnering with PicnicHealth as part of a Family Engagement Center initiative. Your child will receive PicnicHealth's services for free, which includes getting a PicnicHealth timeline with all of your child’s medical records in one place.  

What does PicnicHealth do? 
PicnicHealth collects your child’s medical records on your behalf and helps you manage them in a PicnicHealth timeline. When you see the doctor again, we’ll update your PicnicHealth timeline with the new records. You can access your medical records from anywhere and even share them with your child’s doctors with a few clicks.

Can I see what a PicnicHealth account looks like?
Yes. You can view this sample timeline.  

Will PicnicHealth cost me anything?
You’ll receive PicnicHealth’s service free of charge in partnership with UnitedHealthcare during the first year pilot program. One year after you start using PicnicHealth, your child’s PicnicHealth timeline will continue to be available, but no new records will be added. If UnitedHealthcare and PicnicHealth do not continue their partnership, you will have the option of subscribing directly.

How can I use my PicnicHealth timeline?
The PicnicHealth timeline provides a single source of information for you, your child’s doctors, and your UnitedHealthcare Family Advisors and Clinicians. It is a tool to help you coordinate care and navigate the diagnostic journey and can be shared with a few clicks. When you share your child’s medical records, the recipient will receive a secure link and get instant access to your child’s medical history.