Seqster and Boston University Ryan Center Partner to Enroll Traumatic Brain Injury Study Participants Using Innovative Health Data Platform
Platform enables researchers to instantly aggregate, track, and monitor all of the study participants available personal health data in one consolidated digital platform
San Diego – February 28, 2018
Seqster (pronounced “seek-ster”) today announces its partnership with the Boston University Ryan Center to use Seqster’s innovative health data platform to support Boston University Ryan Center in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Study patient recruitment and incorporate digital health metrics for enhanced assessment and monitoring.
“With our unique consumer-centric platform, we have created the Seqster Research Portal which allows any academic or pharmaceutical clinical trial to rapidly enroll participants into their study and aggregate all available health data directly from the source,” said Ardy Arianpour, CEO and co-founder, Seqster. “We are proud that Boston University Ryan Center and Dr. Rhoda Au selected Seqster to be their digital health platform that will advance the study and care of brain injury patients.”
Boston University Ryan Center’s initial proof-of-concept study aims to identify potential digital biomarkers of TBI in concussed patients and potentially improve clinical diagnosis and treatment of head injury. The study will consist of acute TBI (concussed patients) and non-TBI subjects who participate in contact sports and are currently seeking medical attention at the Ryan Center for either brain injuries or injuries not related to the brain.
“Seqster rapidly aggregates patient data from multiple data sources, which has the ability to enrich existing studies with more longitudinal personal health data and almost instantly populate de novo cohorts with longitudinal clinical data,” said Rhoda Au, Ph.D, Principal Investigator for the study and Professor of Anatomy & Neurobiology, Neurology and Epidemiology at Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health. “Since being introduced to Seqster’s technology in January, we have moved quickly to incorporate their platform into this study and a number of other studies that are in the planning stages. We are excited to be able to leverage the power of Seqster’s platform to get meaningful results faster starting with this important study.”
Seqster’s unique platform lets individuals aggregate and control all of their available health information, including electronic medical record (EMR), wearable, ancestry, and genomics data, within moments of signing up and with full transparency for data usage. With Seqster, individuals and organizations can better navigate healthcare treatment and share highly valuable personal health data with providers, innovators and researchers. Seqster’s platform currently connects to more than 1,000 healthcare providers comprised of more than 2,000 hospitals and clinics nationwide, with additional providers coming online daily.
Dr. Au will be speaking at the 2018 NIH Alzheimer’s Research Summit to discuss advances in disease monitoring, assessment, and care, March 1-2 at the Natcher Auditorium, NIH campus, in Bethesda, Maryland. For more information, visit https://www.nia.nih.gov/research/nih-ad-summit-2018-program-agenda.
Seqster, pronounced “seek-ster,” enables consumers and their families to access, integrate, manage, and own all of their available personal health data in one consolidated digital platform. Seqster’s platform currently connects users to more than 1,000 healthcare providers comprised of more than 2,000 hospitals and clinics nationwide, with additional providers added daily. With Seqster, consumers and their loved ones can coordinate better care through more informed health decisions, contribute to clinical research and access critical family health information for generations to come.
Launched in February 2018, Seqster is privately held and headquartered in San Diego. For more information on Seqster, or if you are someone seeking greater access to your or your loved one’s health information, please visit www.seqster.com or follow @Seqster.
About Boston University Ryan Center
The Boston University Ryan Center for Sports Medicine and Related services offers an unparalleled range of evidence-based care and support to athletes and active individuals alike. Patients may visit the Ryan Center for reasons including, but not limited to, orthopedic injuries, concussions, chronic pain, eating disorders, repetitive stress injuries, spinal cord injuries, and surgical recovery. The Ryan Center treats athletes from Boston University, Boston College, Boston Public Schools, and USA Gymnastics, while also working with those referred from the Boston Medical Center and the greater Boston area community.