Implementation of the Department of Veterans Affairs' first point-of-care clinical trial

L. D'Avolio, R. Ferguson, S. Goryachev, P. Woods, T. Sabin, J. O'Neil, C. Conrad, J. Gillon, J. Escalera, M. Brophy, P. Lavori, L. Fiore
2012 JAMIA Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association  
Objectives The Massachusetts Veterans Epidemiology Research and Information Center in collaboration with the Stanford Center for Innovative Study Design set out to test the feasibility of a new method of evidence generation. The first pilot of a point-of-care clinical trial (POCCT), adding randomization and other study processes to an electronic medical record (EMR) system, was launched to compare the effectiveness of two insulin regimens. Materials and Methods Existing functionalities of the
more » ... terans Affairs (VA) computerized patient record system (CPRS)/veterans health information systems and technology architecture (VISTA) were modified to support the activities of a randomized controlled trial including enrolment, randomization, and longitudinal data collection.
doi:10.1136/amiajnl-2011-000623 pmid:22366293 pmcid:PMC3392864 fatcat:n7ok3nbhwvhtbgy7i5zwgbucp4