Neil J. Weissman, MD, president of MedStar Health's research arm, talks about daily life in the MedStar Health Research Institute
Sunday, July 9, 2017
Planning for a Central Recruitment Center
Last week I was joined by associates from across MHRI for a working dinner to plan for a central Recruitment Center. This was the second meeting of this planning group. At the first meeting, we decided on three potential work streams that a central recruitment center can add value for the research teams - 1) Administrative/Call Center, 2) EHR/Cohort identification and 3) Internal and External Communications. At this meeting, each work stream presented the results of their individual groups' effort. During the meeting, we provided feedback to each group and identified next steps to take.
I am excited about the potential of this centralized resource for research teams. Once it comes to full fruition, having a central call center and place to help place 'marketing' material will be very helpful identifing qualified paitents for clinical trials. Furthermore, this effort will fit perfectly into our partnership with Georgetown through the CTSA's Research Participant Recruitment Unit.
I look forward to the progress we will make over the next few months. While there is a lot of work to be done, we are off to a great start so stay tuned as we roll out different aspects during the upcoming academic year!