ePatientFinder, a research delivery network and leader in electronic health record (EHR) patient identification, and Circuit Clinical, a practice-based clinical research site network, announced a partnership that will create the largest and highest-performing clinical research site network in the U.S. Together the two companies serve more than 200 clinical sites.
"Our strategic partnership with Circuit Clinical creates the fastest-scaling research network in the country by leveraging ePatientFinder's unique referral cluster model and extensive ecosystem of partners, and Circuit Clinical's expertise at making it easier for patients to enroll in and stay in clinical trials," said ePatientFinder CEO Tom Dorsett. "Our combined technologies and joint commitment to personalizing the patient experience will allow us to scale rapidly and make it easier for patients to learn about and participate in clinical trials from their trusted physicians."
ePatientFinder and Circuit Clinical offer complementary services that together create a seamless digital experience for patients interested in participating in clinical research in their doctors' offices. By using the referral cluster model, research sites dramatically increase their patient cachement or patient pool by tapping into physicians that are geographically-convenient to a research site. Participating in clinical research gives patients early access to cutting-edge treatment alternatives and potentially lifesaving therapies.
ePatientFinder partners with physicians to assist and lead the recruitment process, using artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies to identify potential research participants. ePatientFinder's Clinical Trial Exchange platform enables physicians and clinical trial sites to compliantly leverage EHR data to match doctors with relevant studies and provides a simplified way to refer patients to specific trials.
"This partnership triples Circuit Clinical's existing network of more than one million patients and extends our geographic reach from Western New York to the rest of the nation," said Circuit Clinical Founder and Chief Strategy Officer Irfan Khan, M.D. "Both ePatientFinder and Circuit Clinical are committed to understanding the hopes of patients and the realities of the physicians who treat them. This partnership will advance our goal of making it easier for patients to have conversations with their doctors about participating in studies and choosing clinical research as a care option."
Circuit Clinical combines technology and high-touch, personalized services to ensure high levels of patient engagement and retention throughout the clinical trial process. The company partners with community physicians to provide on-site coordination, support, and training to make it easier for physicians to participate in research while providing better care opportunities for their patients.