University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center Leverages TriNetX to Assess Study Feasibility & Foster Research Collaborations
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- University Hospitals (UH) Cleveland Medical Center, a 1,032-bed, tertiary medical center in Northern Ohio, has joined the TriNetX global health research network.
"Our interest in joining TriNetX is threefold," said Grace A. McComsey, MD, FIDSA, Vice President of Research and Associate Chief Scientific Officer at UH Health System (UHHS). "Our first goal is to be able to refine our study feasibility process by allowing our site to query our EMR and determine if our site has enough patients to make a study feasible for us. Second is to open up avenues for our investigators to collaborate with other academic centers. And third, but not least, is to increase the opportunities for us to acquire industry or multicentered studies."
TriNetX is the global health research network enabling healthcare organizations, biopharmaceutical companies and contract research organizations (CROs) to collaborate, enhance trial design, improve site selection and planning, and bring new therapies to market faster. Each member of TriNetX shares in the consolidated value of its global, federated health research network that connects clinical researchers in real-time to the patient populations which they are attempting to study.
To date, TriNetX has been used to analyze over 13,000 protocols, has presented over 2,500 clinical trial opportunities to its healthcare members and used by numerous researchers to support NIH grant submissions.
UH Cleveland Medical Center is home to world-class clinical and research centers, including cancer, pediatrics, women's health, orthopedics, spine, radiology, radiation oncology, neurosurgery, neuroscience, cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, organ transplantation, and human genetics. UH Cleveland Medical Center includes UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, UH MacDonald's Women's Hospital, and UH Seidman Cancer Center.
"We are honored that UH Cleveland Medical Center has joined TriNetX," said Steve Lethbridge, Senior Vice President of Global Data Networks at TriNetX. "By utilizing our platform for data sharing, UH will be able to collaborate more effectively across its own research departments and with pharma and academic collaborators, globally, to bring more clinical trial opportunities to its patients."
About University Hospitals, Cleveland, Ohio
Founded in 1866, University Hospitals serves the needs of patients through an integrated network of 18 hospitals, more than 50 outpatient health centers and 200 physician offices in 16 counties throughout northern Ohio. The system's flagship academic medical center, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, located on a 35-acre campus in Cleveland's University Circle, is affiliated with Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. The main campus also includes University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, ranked among the top children's hospitals in the nation; University Hospitals MacDonald Women's Hospital, Ohio's only hospital for women; and University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center, part of the NCI-designated Case Comprehensive Cancer Center. UH is home to some of the most prestigious clinical and research programs in the nation, including cancer, pediatrics, women's health, orthopedics, radiology, neuroscience, cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, digestive health, transplantation and urology. UH Cleveland Medical Center is perennially among the highest performers in national ranking surveys, including "America's Best Hospitals" from U.S. News & World Report. UH is also home to Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals – part of The Harrington Project for Discovery & Development. UH is one of the largest employers in Northeast Ohio with 26,000 employees.
UH's vision is "Advancing the science of health and the art of compassion," and its mission: "To Heal. To Teach. To Discover." Follow UH on Facebook @UniversityHospitals and Twitter @UHhospitals. For more information, go to UHhospitals.org.
TriNetX is the global health research network that revolutionizes clinical research and enables discoveries through the creation of real-world evidence. TriNetX combines real time access to longitudinal clinical data with state-of-the-art analytics to answer complex research questions at the speed of thought. For more information, visit TriNetX at http://www.trinetx.com or follow @TriNetX on Twitter.
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