At Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, in collaboration with partners at Baylor College of Medicine, researchers used Epic to notify physicians when a pediatric patient might be a viable candidate to enroll in SPARK. One year after the notification was introduced, patients who enrolled as a result of the advisory were 64.2% more likely to participate actively after enrollment than patients recruited using other methods—and the percentage rose to 72.0% when the study examined non-White patients specifically.
How They Did It:
- Designed a BestPractice Advisory about possible eligibility for studies examining autism
- Educated clinicians on the importance of autism research
- Encouraged patient-provider conversations to increase study participation among low-response groups
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