You have the power to make history.

It’s easier than ever to support research that advances medicine. With PicnicHealth, you can contribute to research simply by volunteering to share your anonymized medical data. No extra appointments, prescriptions, or tests.
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We make a bigger impact together.

Every person’s medical history is unique. But collectively, our medical data becomes more powerful than the sum of its parts. With a complete picture, researchers can identify trends and unlock insights that lead to medical breakthroughs. Which ultimately can make a difference for you, your loved ones, and future generations.

Here's how it works for you:

Opt in if you’d like to contribute your data to research.

We’ll anonymize your data so it is not identifiable.

Researchers get datasets to help power breakthroughs.

PicnicHealth is supporting research in more than a dozen diseases.

Check out our active studies to see if you qualify for research programs (and a free account!).

Real-world evidence is the new frontier of medicine.

Medical research has brought many breakthroughs, but historically it ignored the vast majority of data in the world—the medical records of real people, like you, in their normal course of care. PicnicHealth set out to change that. By leveraging historical records, known as “real-world evidence,” we can contribute to finding better care for tomorrow. This real-world evidence can help us identify trends, supplement clinical trials, and understand effectiveness of new treatments.

We work with the world’s best researchers.

PicnicHealth selectively partners with researchers on specific diseases. By allowing these researchers to use anonymized records, PicnicHealth is able to provide study participants their medical record timeline for free.

Are you a researcher or life sciences partner looking to collaborate with PicnicHealth? Email us at [email protected].

Our Research Principles

We’re patients ourselves. Which is why we treat you as a partner—the way we want to be treated.

We protect your rights and privacy

An Institutional Review Board (IRB) reviews our studies to ensure people like you are well informed.

We anonymize your data

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

We are committed to public research

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

Participation is up to you

You must proactively opt in. And we will never share your information.

Withdraw at any time

If you decide you'd rather not participate in research anymore, no problem. We will fully respect your decision, no questions asked.

“As a patient myself, being able to shape the future of research is incredibly rewarding. I firmly believe we can better use technology to improve health outcomes.”
Gillian Hanson
Director, Data and Informatics


Does this cost money? Do you charge my insurance?

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 disease—your symptoms, health status, and treatments. Putting all of this information together for a diverse group of people allows the scientific community to see patterns that no one doctor can see on his or her own.

How much does PicnicHealth cost?

PicnicHealth is free for anyone who participates in a PicnicHealth research study. If you are not eligible for a study or prefer not to contribute your anonymized records for research, PicnicHealth costs $299 for initial collection of all past records, and then $39 per month for ongoing updates. To figure out if you qualify for a research study, sign-up and select any relevant conditions you have. You may be eligible for a free PicnicHealth account.

If I participate in a study, will I see its results?

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

How can you make my records anonymous for research?

Our process is comprehensive. For research, we pull specific, de-identified pieces of information from your records - things like lab results or medications - and do not include personal information that would link data back to you. We then consolidate those de-identified pieces of information with the data from hundreds or thousands of other patients. That way, your data stays fully de-identified for researchers and your privacy is fully protected.

Does PicnicHealth run clinical trials?

Contributing your records for research through PicnicHealth is not a clinical trial. A traditional clinical trial involves testing a specific treatment, like a drug or medical device. At PicnicHealth, we are only collecting medical records produced during your normal visits to the doctor. This means you won’t need to change medications or any part of your current treatment plan in order to participate. The goal of this study is to better understand how people are being treated and how diseases really look every day, out in the real world.

I'm a researcher, how can I collaborate with PicnicHealth?

We are passionate about accelerating research for patients. If you'd like to learn more, please email us at [email protected].

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