PowerTrials Implementation to Improve Patient Safety

Now that most research groups are actively using OnCore to track protocol and subject information for their clinical studies, it is important to begin the next steps in assuring the safety of all Indiana University Health (IUH) patients who participate in clinical trials.  A key step in this assurance of patient safety is using the OnCore RPE Admin functionality which sends protocol and subject information to Cerner PowerTrials for those studies meeting the criteria to be sent.  Sending this information to PowerTrials allows IUH clinicians to access details about their patient’s participation in the clinical trial, lets identified study contacts receive notification about subject admissions to IUH facilities, and facilitates study recruitment through use of PowerTrials’ screening tools (future functionality.)

Research coordinators/nurses and other key research personnel received a checklist of preparation activities to begin working through as soon as possible.  Completing these activities will insure that research groups have the training, Cerner system access, and the quality data needed to support a successful PowerTrials activation.

Once the checklist is complete, research groups can reach out to the PowerTrials project team to schedule an activation session specifically tailored to their protocols.  To schedule a PowerTrials activation session or for questions and concerns, please contact Cheryl Yacone via email at cyacone@iuhealth.org or by phone at (317) 963-0545.

If you need assistance with OnCore or have questions about which trials need to be sent to PowerTrials, please contact the OnCore support team by email at oncore@iupui.edu or by phone for more urgent issues at (317) 278-2600.