REACHnet is a partnership of health systems, academic centers, public health organizations, and the patient community that constitutes an innovative data network for conducting patient-centered research.
Our mission is to enable the conduct of multi-site research with enhanced efficiency in real-world healthcare delivery systems.
REACHnet has multiple partner health systems:
REACHnet’s academic partners are:
REACHnet is one of nine Clinical Research Networks (CRNs) nationwide that constitute PCORnet®—The National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network.
REACHnet contains electronic health record data for more than 8 million patients 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.
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: Partner with sites at REACHnet’s member health systems for clinical trials
Regulatory: REACHnet offers a streamlined and centralized regulatory process for conducting research with multiple health systems
Data linkage: REACHnet has partnerships with Louisiana Medicaid, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana, Humana, Medicare, and Office of Vital Records to link data for research. Geocoding for linkage with socio-demographic and environmental data is available by census tract.
Direct-to-patient messaging: Reach out to patients in REACHnet’s Health in Our Hands community about 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
Clinic staff training: LPHI developed tools for effective engagement of clinic staff in implementation of clinic-based research, which often relies on their interactions with patients who are current or potential research participants.