Cincinnati-based PatientPoint has 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 pediatric clinical research institution 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 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. "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 recruitment at the point of care. Synthesizing patient and clinical trial protocol data, the PatientPoint ORS Platform will empower MCH to: automate identification of possible candidates for certain therapy options; educate and help the physician to identify potential 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 IRB; automate outreach for trial checkpoints/appointments; and deliver ongoing education about the trial or program as approved by the IRB to drive long-term 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," 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."
PatientPoint provides patient and physician engagement solutions at the point of care. 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 for 2011 patient-centered medical home criteria. PatientPoint serves more than 61,000 physicians across all programs and more than 570 hospitals throughout the U.S.