Making health data ready for research
Data4Life is a nonprofit organization working towards its vision of a world where health data is comprehensively, digitally, and securely available for research and directly impacts the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases. At Data4Life’s locations in Potsdam, Berlin and Singapore, the international team aims to turn this vision into reality.
In collaboration with leading public health institutions, esteemed medical experts, and renowned research facilities throughout the world, Data4Life’s specific goal is to digitalize health research.
Data privacy and data security are always prioritized.
Currently, Data4Life is working on two core projects:
In collaboration with the Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Health at Mount Sinai (HPI.MS), Data4Life is developing the AI-enabled multimodal health data platform “AI-Ready Mount Sinai” (AIR.MS), which connects patient data, previously highly isolated and often difficult to access, from different clinical departments at Mount Sinai Hospital.
Together with the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI), Data4Life is developing a platform that enables the design and implementation of health studies involving sensors, wearables, and patient reported outcomes (PROs). In the future, scientists will be able to enrich their health research with multimodal data via the platform and thus gain new, valuable insights.
A complete overview of current and past activities can be found on Data4Life’s website.
Among Data4Life’s main achievements between 2018 and 2023 are:
- Providing digital solutions during the COVID-19 pandemic, including the CovApp which was rolled out to 150 countries and received >55M views, and COVID-19 testing at airports where digital test results have been delivered to 13,000 users
- Collaborating with 17 European organizations to develop the Smart4Health platform, successfully integrated with two European healthcare providers with nearly 4,300 registered users
- Collecting real-world data from participants in four digital health studies with >10,000 enrolled participants having led to three publications in international journals