Miami Children’s Hospital Enlists PatientPoint® to Facilitate Clinical Trial Recruitment and Enrollment
PatientPoint Outcomes Research Solutions Platform Accelerates Clinical Trials
CINCINNATI, July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – PatientPoint® today announced Miami Children’s Hospital (MCH) will be the first healthcare provider to use the company’s Outcomes Research Solutions (ORS) Platform for clinical trial recruitment and enrollment. MCH, a leading institution in pediatric clinical research that is currently conducting more than 200 clinical studies, will use the ORS patient engagement platform, including check-in kiosks and the mobile Scripter application, to accelerate the recruitment and enrollment of clinical trial participants.
“Working with a renowned research institution running many clinical trials, like Miami Children’s Hospital, is an exciting opportunity to showcase how well ORS can tackle the greatest barriers to clinical trials – recruitment and enrollment of the right patients for the right trials,” said Lisa Griffin Vincent, president of PatientPoint Outcomes Research Solutions. “By harnessing the PatientPoint Care Coordination Platform, ORS streamlines and automates many of the clinical trial processes, which will help Miami Children’s Hospital complete clinical trials faster and more efficiently.”
Nearly 80% of clinical trials in the U.S. do not meet enrollment timelines. The ORS Platform builds upon all of the PatientPoint patient engagement and care coordination programs to support clinical trial recruitment at the point of care. Synthesizing patient and clinical trial protocol data, the PatientPoint ORS Platform empowers MCH to:
- Automate identification of patients that may be candidates for certain therapy options.
- Educate and help the physician to identify potential clinical research participants via the check-in tablet and waiting room educational program.
- Facilitate the informed consent process and use e-signatures to obtain patient consent as approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB).
- Automate outreach for clinical research program checkpoints/appointments and the delivery of ongoing education about the trial or program as approved by the IRB to drive long-term clinical trial retention.
“Our partnership with PatientPoint has been vital to our success in demonstrating the importance of provider engagement programs at the point of care and along the broader continuum. The best-in-class technology we provide to our clinicians helps them better manage population health, improve outcomes and lower the cost of care,” said Ed Martinez, senior vice president and CIO of Miami Children’s Hospital. “ORS will enable us to expand these benefits to our clinical trial efforts, making the clinical trial process more compliant and efficient and helping accelerate the process of bringing a new therapy to market.”
About Miami Children’s Hospital
Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Miami Children’s Hospital® is South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with more than 650 attending physicians and over 130 pediatric sub-specialists. The 289-bed hospital is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine with several specialty programs ranked among the best in the nation in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 by U.S. News & World Report. The hospital is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern United States and has been designated an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet facility, the nursing profession’s most prestigious institutional honor.
PatientPoint® is the leader and innovator of patient and physician engagement solutions at the point of care. PatientPoint award-winning patient education programs and care coordination platform drive meaningful outcomes for patients, healthcare providers and program sponsors. The PatientPoint Care Coordination Platform is the first mobile-enabled care coordination and patient engagement platform to be prevalidated by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for 2011 patient-centered medical home (PCMH) criteria. PatientPoint serves more than 61,000 physicians across all programs and more than 570 hospitals throughout the U.S., and impacts over 456 million patient and caregiver exposures annually. Learn more at www.patientpoint.com.
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