ProofPilot is very excited about the access possibilities to EMR data for research. The ProofPilot EMR connection template allows approximately 170 million Americans the opportunity to easily approve and share their electronic medical record data with your study on ProofPilot. All they need to do is have a username and password to the participant portal that houses their health records.
This is powerful, and we encourage researchers to add the feature to their studies. (Note, there is a cost of $30 per participant per year).
Researchers should be aware that quality of the data in EMRs varies widely. And that is why we keep the EMR connection template in beta. We want to be sure researchers understand that the data available is not going to be as clean and complete as we might like. In the absence of more complete data, there is still significant value.