Health 2.0 will host its June meeting on the 18th from 5:30 to 7:30 at the New Orleans BioInnovation Center. “How Louisiana Institutions Speed Medical Research Using a Mobile Platform” will feature Eliel Oliveira from the Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI) who will discuss the Louisiana Clinical Data Research Network (LaCDRN).
The LaCDRN, which is managed by LPHI, has a number of partner health systems and houses clinical data on over 4 million patients. The organization seeks to improve the efficiency of and capacity for patient-centered comparative effectiveness research.
A primary focus of LaCDRN is the Pragmatic Trial App Suite (PTAS) and the Global Patient Identification (GPID), platforms designed to engage patients, facilitate research, and link patient records.
Health 2.0 said Oliveira will discuss how their team uses the PTAS to engage patients in research and how they are able to make pragmatic trials possible at a fourth of the cost of traditional studies. “He will also dive into the technical details of the GPID tool and how patients can be linked to mobile devices while protecting their identity and medical information.”
The local chapter launched about two years ago and regularly attracts attendees interested in healthcare technology and transformation, including healthcare professionals, entrepreneurs, designers and developers, investors, legal experts, and patients. The organization is dedicated to sparking healthcare innovation in New Orleans by connecting local interest, talent, and resources.
“We really wanted to bring more awareness to digital health opportunities and support local entrepreneurs with a platform to network and learn about healthcare technologies outside of New Orleans, but also hear from local leadership about the healthcare challenges that are unique to this community,” co-founder Lem Sanders previously said about the organization.