COVIDsmart is a Virginia statewide research effort to learn more about the impacts of COVID-19 on communities and people of all walks of life. The data will be used to help public health officials formulate effective responses to future health crises and address health disparities among medically underserved populations. COVIDsmart uses a privacy-protected, secure platform, and participants will be able to access information to learn more about how COVID-19 has affected them and their community. You can learn more about the study at: https://www.covidsmartstudy.org/en/covidsmart.
The initiative is sponsored by EVMS-Sentara Healthcare Analytics and Delivery Science Institute (HADSI), George Mason University, and health technology company Vibrent Health who are leading the initiative to gather information to help participants, researchers and public health entities better understand and address the impacts of the pandemic and future health crises.
COVIDsmart utilizes the Vibrent Health Platform to screen and recruit potential study participants. The Vibrent Research Platform is comprised of:
Enterprise tools, including digital marketing and research operations self-service tools for enterprise users (such as study staff, researchers, patient navigators and patient caregivers
Participant data collection tools that focus on participant outreach, recruitment, enrollment, retention, engagement and reporting professional tools and associated training; analytics platforms that thread together the various components of the end to end system to drive value for organizational leadership, researchers, study staff, participants, policy and governance.
COVIDsmart collected data over the course of 9 months which concluded. As the data is reviewed and analyzed publications are being developed from the research which are listed below:
"Evaluation of Recruitment Strategies on Inclusiveness of Populations at Risk for Health Disparities in the Statewide Remote Online COVIDsmart Registry" by Marilyn M. Bartholmae, Amira A. Roess, Keith D. Renshaw, Brian L. Levy, Matvey V. Karpov, Joshua M. Sill, and Sunita Dodani
About the team
The study team has been actively meeting since the beginning of March 2019 to develop the study platform and create tools to adapt to the ever-evolving COVID-19 scenario.
Academic Partners: EVMS-Sentara Healthcare Analytics and Delivery Science Institute (HADSI), George Mason University (GMU),
Health Technology Partner: Vibrent Health
Meeting Time and Minutes
For more details on this registry, please contact:
Professor of Medicine, Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS)
Founding Director, EVMS-Sentara Healthcare Analytics and Delivery Science Institute (HADSI)
Research Associate II, EVMS-Sentara Healthcare Analytics and Delivery Science Institute (HADSI)
Matvey V Karpov, MPH
Clinical Data Specialist, EVMS-Sentara Healthcare Analytics and Delivery Science Institute (HADSI)