BACKGROUND & VISION
The Digital Discovery Program (DDP) is a comprehensive program of patient-centric health studies and clinical tools utilizing wearable, mobile and sensor technologies to generate and integrate multi-modal data to better understand these complex diseases which impact millions of individuals, lead to loss of life and health and costs billions each year.
The eHive Platform
We have designed a patient-facing study application, the eHive platform, to dynamically and remotely consent participants and support them throughout their digital research journey. Participating in a digital study will involve:
Answering surveys via an app for a few minutes each day
Keeping a wearable, such as wearing an Apple Watch on you for the study's duration
Our dynamic e-consent is a personalized communication interface that puts participants at the center of decision making. This approach is considered “dynamic” and innovative because participants can:
Give appropriate, specific consent for different research and clinical activities;
Change their preferences in real time in response to their changing circumstances;
Enroll in new studies through our digital interface without need of an in-person visit;
Be contacted easily by researchers when there is a change in research, their opinion is needed, a new consent is required, or a new study is available for them to consider.
Participants can consent for studies they are eligible for and make a difference by helping researchers understand the complexity of disease and wellness.
Pain stress sleep
The Pain, Stress, Sleep study is enrolling participants over the age of 18 who have been seen as a patient at the Mount Sinai Health System before. We will look at how the symptoms of pain, stress and sleep, which we live with everyday, affect our health outcomes.
The Warrior Watch study seeks to understand the impact of COVID-19 on the psychological well-being of health care workers and learn how this stress can be relieved. We also hope to identify COVID-19 infections in our employees prior to the onset of symptoms.
The Warrior Watch study is currently enrolling Mount Sinai Health System employees.
The Wellness Hub App is a confidential self-assessment and resilience-promoting resource. In the app, you can complete many different measures of wellbeing and get immediate feedback on how you are doing. The App is available to all Mount Sinai employees via Sinai Central.