EMPOWERING PATIENTS & FAMILIES

Do you want to be involved in finding effective treatments and cures for you or your loved ones’ health conditions? Become a REACHnet Patient Adviser. By sharing your story and health history, you can help researchers discover better treatments and cures.

REACHnet Patient Advisers:

  • Receive training in principles of patient engagement;
  • Partner with researchers to ensure projects include the patient perspective;
  • Work with the REACHnet team to develop and implement engagement outreach for patient community.

Interested individuals can complete a simple online orientation as well as participate in an in-person meeting. If you want more information on the process, contact us at info@hioh.org.

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What is REACHNet?

What is REACHNet?

  • REACHnet is a partnership among different healthcare entities that connects patients, researchers, and healthcare providers for patient-centered research.  We want to make it easier for patients and their families to collaborate with healthcare professionals and researchers. To do this, REACHnet provides resources that support patients’ involvement in research projects as participants or advisors to research teams.

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  • Launched in March 2014, REACHnet is a partnership between the Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI) and the following health system partners: Ochsner Health System, Tulane Medical Center, University Medical Center New Orleans, PATH network of community clinics in Greater New Orleans, Baylor Scott & White Health, DHR Health Institute for Research & Development, and University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Health. REACHnet’s academic partners are: Tulane University Schools of Medicine & Public Health, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC), Pennington Biomedical Research Center, and UCSF Clinical & Translational Sciences Institute.

    Through REACHnet, we provide access to comprehensive clinical data for more than 8 million patients.

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  • Because we work with a diverse patient population served by our partner health systems, we are able to support studies that recruit a highly representative sample of participants, which helps produce more informative evidence that has the potential to meaningfully inform healthcare decision-making.

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  • REACHnet continues to increase the capacity to conduct robust comparative effectiveness research. We engage researchers, healthcare partners, a variety of interested professionals, and patients and their families–just like you.

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Health in Our Hands

HiOH is another opportunity through REACHnet for patients and their families to take control of their health. We want to learn more about your treatment experience so we can help make things better.

To improve patient healthcare outcomes on the national and local level, we’ve designed and implemented the HIOH application suite for recruitment and engagement with patients just like you.

Health In Our Hands participants:

  • Receive the latest research findings that are relevant to your personal health;
  • Get access to helpful resources that address your health concerns;
  • Receive opportunities to participate in short surveys about your health experiences.
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REACHnet recognizes that individuals are the experts on their own health and by giving them the opportunity to share what health issues are important to them, it will ensure that research is focused on what matters to the patients.

To learn more about how you can get involved, visit our Patient Stakeholder FAQ page.

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