REACHnet is a partnership of health systems, academic centers, and public health organizations that constitutes an innovative data network for conducting efficient, multi-site research.
REACHnet partners include:
REACHnet is one of several Clinical Data Research Networks (CDRNs) nationwide that constitute PCORnet—The National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network.
REACHnet contains electronic health record data for more than 5 million patients in Louisiana and Texas standardized to a common data model to support pragmatic clinical research conducted under real-life practice conditions. Because a diverse patient population is served by our partner health systems, we are able to support studies that seek a highly representative sample of participants.
Our mission is to facilitate research that addresses healthcare questions of critical importance to patients and clinicians and contributes to the evidence base that will inform more effective healthcare decision-making and improve population health. Patient and stakeholder engagement throughout the research process is central to our mission, because the expertise of patients, caregivers, and clinicians is essential to conducting research that best meets their needs to improve healthcare and health outcomes.
REACHnet partners with several health systems in Louisiana and Texas to provide data and services to support patient-centered clinical and health services research. Researchers from within and outside the network may request our services to conduct collaborative research through REACHnet.
Prep-to-research queries: Find out how many patients meet your study’s inclusion criteria
Clinical datasets for observational research: Obtain standardized data from multiple health systems for observational studies and collaborate with co-investigators from REACHnet partner health systems
Clinical sites for prospective interventional trials: Find sites at REACHnet partner health systems for prospective trials
Regulatory: REACHnet offers a streamlined and centralized regulatory process for conducting research with multiple health systems
Direct-to-patient messaging: Notify patients of the opportunity to participate in your study; Disseminate research findings to the patient community; and/or Solicit patient perspectives to inform your research questions, study design, or recruitment approaches
Patient & stakeholder engagement: Engage with multi-stakeholder groups—including patients, caregivers, and providers—to inform your study at every stage of the research process