Shared Resources and Initiatives within the COIN Partner Organizations
Northeast ohio medical university
CTSA Resources and Collaborative Relationships
The NEON PBRN at NEOMED has a longstanding collaborative relationship with the CTSA-funded PBRN Shared Resource in at Case Western Reserve University. Examples of past collaborative studies have been the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS) study and the Direct Observation of Primary Care (DOPC) study. We are currently working with CWRU faculty on a project entitled, “A Study of Physician-Patient Interactions in Primary Care.” NEOMED faculty also serve as key members of the planning committee of the Cleveland CTSA PBRN Shared Resource-sponsored Ohio PBRN Festival, and NEOMED faculty and NEON investigators lead workshops at the conference. In addition, Dr. Werner is currently engaged in community-based research initiatives at NEOMED.
Regulatory and IRB Resources
The NEOMED IRB reviews NEON’s research protocols and serves as a resource for investigators when questions arise. In addition, the NEOMED office of research and sponsored programs serves as a resource for any of our grant-funded studies. A number of additional IRBs become involved in reviewing PBRN protocols if members of their faculty are involved in the study in question, and IRB expedited reviews are provided at NEOMED’s partner institutions including Summa Health System, Barberton Hospital, Akron General Medical Center, Aultman Hospital, St. Elizabeth Health Center, Northside Medical Center, Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron, the University of Akron, and Kent State University.
NEOMED’s NEON PBRN practices contribute data to Explorys and they have access IT resources through the CWRU PBRN Shared Resource. In addition, NEON practices are being brought together through a Regional Health Information Organization (RHIO) which is enabling the development of a Health Information Exchange to improve the safety, quality, and efficiency of healthcare through the efficient application of health information technology.