Innovation at the FDA: Introduction to MyStudies, An Open Source App and Platform for Patient Research

Attend this event for networking and a cutting-edge discussion of the FDA's new open source research app platform called MyStudies.

This new digital platform, announced in November 2018, enables researchers and developers to adapt MyStudies technology to advance new ways to access and use data collected directly from patients—with the necessary controls in place to ensure patient privacy, compliance with regulations and assist with safety monitoring. Data can be collected from a variety of sources, such as patient-generated and provided data including in home-use settings, or from data gathered from other sources, such as mobile device and external sensors.

Hear from Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Boston Technology Corporation, two of the companies contracted by the FDA to create the open-source HIPAA and FISMA compliant platform that will encourage the development and use of mobile health technology for real world evidence collection and patient engagement. The open source code that serves as the foundation of the MyStudies platform, as well as specifications for a secure patient data storage environment, were developed through a collaboration with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, LabKey and Boston Technology Corporation.

This event is intended to convene diverse groups interested in advancing research using these and other tools. We expect a mix of attendees including medical researchers, clinicians, academia/students, data scientists, public health specialists, app developers, UX designers, big data analysts, entrepreneurs, HIT, VCs and more.

Speakers include:

  • Chayim Herzig-Marx - Director, Center for Distributed Analytics and Informatics Systems at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute
  • Zac Wyner - Business Analyst at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute
  • Shyam Deval - President at the Boston Technology Corporation
  • Mary Beth Schoening - Digital Health Strategist and Co-founder, Behavioral Health Innovators
  • Matt Gross - Founder of Mobile Monday Boston and HealthTech Build

Doors open at 5:30PM and the discussion and Q&A will run from 6:00-7:30PM. Light refreshments will be provided.

Space is extremely limited and pre-registration is required. Please register early to secure your spot!

Event Info

Date & Time 
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
WPI Seaport
303 Congress Street