What You Should Know:
– Nationwide disease registry Corrona has acquired virtual patient community HealthUnlocked, creating a first-in-class patient experience ecosystem.
– The acquisition will enable Corrona to expand its broad set of capabilities–ranging from highly granular and longitudinal structured data across eight registries.
Corrona, LLC (“Corrona”), a nationwide disease registry and is now the largest registry in the world collecting data on Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), today announced it has acquired London-based HealthUnlocked, the world’s largest virtual patient community.
Acquisition Will Establish Innovative Snapshot of Patient
Founded in 2010, HealthUnlocked leverages an innovative social platform to connect 1.3 million patients, representing over 300 disease states and conditions with more than 500 patient advocacy groups. Corrona’s investment in HealthUnlocked helps to further expand the patient engagement offerings that began in late 2019 with Corrona’s acquisition of HealthiVibe, a recognized leader in patient experience and engagement. HealthUnlocked provides an additional dimension of cultivated data by leveraging a social network of 1.3 million patients across hundreds of condition-specific communities, moderated by over 500 patient advocacy groups, capturing insights to better understand what matters most to these patients. HealthUnlocked will be integrated into Corrona’s HealthiVibe business unit to establish an innovative and holistic snapshot of the patient.
By building out its patient experience business, Corrona is working to create an industry-leading ecosystem centered around the patient voice. This ecosystem directly supports both the 21st Century Cures Act and the FDA’s Patient-Focused Drug Development initiative, and establishes Corrona as a leader in patient insights and real-world evidence with both a scalable technology platform and short- and long-term outcomes and safety data. This data powerhouse is the first of its kind to provide such a wholistic, 360⁰ degree view of a patient while ensuring data integrity.
“By combining with HealthUnlocked, we are expanding our broad set of capabilities–ranging from highly granular and longitudinal structured data across our eight registries, to broader patient insights from HealthUnlocked,” said Abbe Steel, Chief Patient Officer of Corrona. She continued, “The HealthUnlocked communities provide access to engaged patients across the globe, allowing us to better understand the patient experience and what matters most to patients. Our organization is positioned to expand its expertise in gathering, analyzing, and applying deep patient insights to optimize the patient journey and bring significant value to our clients.”