monARC Bionetworks Launches Smart Health Record to Empower Patients to Take Control of their Health Information

SAN FRANCISCO--()--monARC Bionetworks, a healthcare technology and real-world data company announced the release of its Smart Health Record™ as a core component of its real-world data technology platform.

The Smart Health Record (SHR) tool aggregates and organizes medical records from multiple providers along with data collected during daily life via apps, devices and wearables, into an intuitive, readily accessible portal. Users can easily access all their health information in a single location and share it with family members, physicians and researchers.

“monARC was founded on the principle of making health data more accessible both to the individual as well as the larger research and health community,” said Komathi Stem, CEO and founder of monARC Bionetworks. “The motivation for the new monARC Smart Health Record is to provide a tool to visualize and manage one’s comprehensive health data, and enable users to effortlessly share their information to accelerate research and improve healthcare, including by enabling opportunities to enroll in clinical trials. Most don’t realize they can help advance science around a particular disease simply by sharing their de-identified data.”

Any shared data is used anonymously and the platform conforms to all privacy regulations to which healthcare providers adhere including HIPAA. The SHR connects with multiple systems to aggregate an individual’s data into a single location, as a supplement to medical record portals provided by many healthcare providers. A user can download an app and collect additional information around key metrics such as mobility to supplement the data recorded by their physicians.

“monARC’s Smart Health Record is unique in its ability to enable patients to easily understand and manage their health by removing the friction of collecting and organizing health data,” said monARC Bionetworks Chief Product Officer, Sunny Nagra. “There isn’t anything else like monARC’s SHR, and feedback from patients in our pilot phase has been gratifying.”

“The Smart Health Record helps me track my medical records, collecting information from all the hospitals and doctors I have seen and detailing every test performed by each doctor,” said one participant. “This was especially helpful when I was in the hospital for a transplant. I was medicated and unable to recall what happened, but by accessing this program I was able to recall everything I went through, and everything that was done in detail.”

By automating the collection and organization of real-world health data, monARC Bionetworks is creating a bi-directional data sharing and collaboration economy that strives to integrate clinical research into routine healthcare.

“We envision a world where clinical research happens right in your regular doctors’ offices, thereby eliminating many of the barriers that make clinical research difficult for patients to participate in,” said Stem. “Long travel times to new doctors, navigating confusing inclusion and exclusion criteria, and cumbersome study procedures can be frustrating obstacles. By keeping patients’ needs central to the monARC mission and simultaneously considering the rigorous and precise requirements of clinical research, monARC is pioneering a new wave of better informed patients, faster therapeutic and device development, and overall access to more complete health information.”

About monARC Bionetworks

monARC Bionetworks is a healthcare technology company on a mission to modernize the clinical research industry by empowering patients to share their data and participate in research anytime, anywhere. By allowing patients to directly share their data, monARC is creating a new data collaboration economy to transform highly sequential and siloed therapy development models into integrated and collaborative endeavors with patients at the center.

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Release Summary

monARC Bionetworks is launching the Smart Health Record to empower patients to take control of their health information.


Chris Gale