We recruited individuals with diabetes to provide input on important health care treatment options. Health in Our Hands benefits participants and community members by giving them opportunities to participate in health research, and ensure that health care options are patient-centered.
Welcome to the REACHnet Researchers hub. Here is where you’ll find information about how to leverage REACHnet’s comprehensive resources to optimize your research efforts.
We believe that the best research involves clinicians, patients, their families, and other community stakeholders. Through ECO, our user-friendly platform, you can submit proposals and interface with REACHnet staff who will support you in your research, accessing patient data, participating in and creating advisory groups, and more.
REACHnet is a partnership among different Southern healthcare entities that connects patients, researchers, and healthcare providers for patient centered research.
REACHnet provides resources and technologies that support efficient clinical research and trials. Our research projects address obesity, diabetes, sickle cell disease, rare cancers, and other health challenges – learn more about our projects.
Launched in March 2014, REACHnet is a partnership between the Louisiana Public Health Institute, Ochsner Health System, Partnership for Achieving Total Health (PATH), Louisiana State University, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Tulane University and Baylor Scott & White Health, and UMC.
Through REACHnet, we provide access to comprehensive clinical data for more than 3 million patients in Louisiana and Texas.
REACHnet is one of 13 Patient Centered Outcomes Institute (PCORI) funded Clinical Data Research Networks (CDRN). We work with local and national research partners to implement both small and large-scale pragmatic trials, which is a tool used by the health science community to test and evaluate the effectiveness of interventions in real-life routine practice conditions.
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.
REACHnet’s list of research projects is continually expanding, and includes areas of research such as weight management, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and Chronic Heart Failure (CHF).
With an additional $6.9M in funding from PCORI in 2015, REACHNet will continue to increase the capacity to conduct robust comparative effectiveness research. We engage healthcare partners, a variety of interested professionals, patients and their families, a researchers just like you.
Here’s the 6-Step Process for using REACHnet for your research project.
Take a deeper dive below into our policies, required forms, and network resources and activities.
SMART IRB, the Streamlined, Multisite, Accelerated Resources for Trials IRB Reliance platform, is designed to harmonize and streamline the IRB review process for multisite studies, while ensuring a high level of protection for research participants.
Because REACHnet is able to leverage technology to systematically manage data and recruit patients, we will be able to reduce the cost of doing research to the point whereby that savings can actually be allocated to doing additional science.