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 Southern 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 and technologies that support patient participation in research projects as well as patients advising on research teams.

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  • Launched in March 2014, REACHnet is a partnership between the Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI), Ochsner Health System, Partnership for Achieving Total Health (PATH), Louisiana State University, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Tulane University and Baylor Scott & White Health, and University Medical Center.

    Through REACHnet, we provide access to comprehensive clinical data for more than 5 million patients in Louisiana and Texas.

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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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