Clinical researchers face uphill challenges in patient recruitment as clinical trial protocols have become more and more complex over the years. Cedar Health Research, backed by Aspen Insights technology, facilitates new connections between physicians, their patients, and clinical trial opportunities to accelerate patient recruitment. A few points we will cover:
- Gain insight on the importance of physician-engagement in clinical trials.
- Examine the complexities that come with conducting clinical trials at your practice.
- Explore the technology that is bridging the clinical trial recruitment gap.
- Learn how Cedar Health Research can connect your practice with clinical trial opportunities.
Why is physician-engagement in clinical trials important?
In a U.S. survey, 86% of adults agreed that clinical trials should be discussed as a part of their standard of care. When physicians present clinical trial opportunities to their patients, the likelihood that a patient will seriously consider participating in a trial is far greater.
So, why don’t more practices participate in clinical trials?
Conducting clinical trials is a complex process that requires extensive knowledge and expertise, representing an entirely new business arm for a private practice. Some of the challenges that practices face when entering into clinical trials include:
- Participating in clinical research can cause a competition of priorities within the practice.
- EHR’s are not designed to search for candidates or adequately manage clinical trial activities.
- There may be insufficient staff bandwidth to effectively manage the additional overhead that clinical trials will bring.
How is Cedar Health Research and Aspen Insights making clinical trials accessible for practices and patients?
Accomplishing the medical practice and clinical research balance is challenging and takes time. In the past, clinical trial recruitment has been left to the chance that one of your patients may be interested in the trial. With the power of Aspen Insights, physicians can access a curated and numerically ranked list of patients sourced from your EMR who qualify for each trial as it opens. Physicians can see the entire roster of patients at once and view them after regular practice hours. From there, they can then determine which matches are appropriate and who would be receptive to recruitment. Physicians can then refer patients to a convenient site location backed by Cedar Health Research medical professionals, making the recruitment process seamless for both parties. Learn more on how Cedar Health Research and Aspen Insights are making clinical trials accessible:
Learn How Your Practice Can Get Started
At Cedar Health Research, it is our mission to transform the clinical research model by building valuable connections and developing a more efficient and effective process that truly benefits patients, physicians, researchers, and medical science. Together, we can bridge the patient recruitment gap and contribute to clinical research.
If you are a physician or medical practice stakeholder and would like to benefit from and play a meaning full role in clinical research, call Cedar Health Research. We will help you evaluate your specific practice goals and decide if joining the CHR network of physicians would provide the same benefits it has for many others.
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