2011 HSR&D National Meeting Abstract
2003 — Bridging the Gap Between Clinical Science and Care: An Introduction to Point of Care Clinical Trials
Ferguson R (MAVERIC, Boston University), D'Avolio L
(MAVERIC, Harvard Medical School), Brophy M
(MAVERIC, Boston University), Lew R
(MAVERIC, Boston University), Hermos J
(MAVERIC, Boston University), Lavori P
(Stanford University), Fiore L
(MAVERIC, Boston University)
As part of the VA's Transformational Initiatives, the Office of Research and Development is developing the infrastructure required to embed randomized controlled trials at the point of care in the VA's electronic medical record. This new program is referred to as Point of Care Clinical Trials (POC-CT).
The potential of combining the evidentiary power of a clinical trial with the lower cost and real world applicability of an observational study is enormous but certainly not without challenges. In this proposed 1 hr workshop we will present the concept, its implementation, challenges, and early lessons learned from an ongoing pilot study.
Introduction of the concept of and reasons for Point of Care Clinical Trials;
Presentation of how POC-CTs work;
Review of technical, ethical, and scientific barriers to adoption;
Review of progress to date and lessons learned from our ongoing POC-CT focused on insulin orders.
Assumed Audience Familiarity with Topic:
This is a new twist on the familiar concepts of electronic medical records, observational studies, and clinical trials. No prior familiarity required.