Novel Approaches to Patient Recruitment and Data Integration

 

Novel Approaches to Patient Recruitment and Data Integration

Prospective observational studies often require a combination of patient recruitment and data collection methodologies such as direct-to-patient outreach or the use of pharmacy claims.These case studies demonstrate a novel approach to study design from within a single research network, illustrating how data from multiple sources can be integrated in order to implement prospective observational research studies that answer complex research questions. The methodologies detailed here can be extended through the incorporation of various health information technologies, namely, mobile health diagnostic and tracking devices and electronic health record data.