Florida is an ideal place to conduct clinical research in real-world settings where people receive healthcare. As the state with the third highest population in the country, Florida is known for its racial, ethnic, and geographic diversity. This makes it well suited to test how healthcare practices impact a broad range of people. However, to tap into the power of Florida’s diversity, clinicians, academic healthcare centers, and community partners need to work together.
Academic Medicine, the journal of the Association of Medical Colleges, featured a report in its November 2017 issue describing how the OneFlorida Clinical Research Consortium is joining stakeholders from across the state to make research better and faster than it is today. OneFlorida is a partner network in PCORnet, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network, a PCORI initiative.
The report describes how the University of Florida, Florida State University, and the University of Miami joined forces to form OneFlorida. It also explores the network’s programs, as well as the demographic and health status of its patients.
PCORnet, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network, is an innovative initiative of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). The goal of PCORnet is to improve the nation’s capacity to conduct clinical research by creating a large, highly representative network that directly involves patients in the development and execution of research. More information is available at www.pcornet.org.
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is an independent nonprofit organization authorized by Congress in 2010. Its mission is to fund research that will provide patients, their caregivers and clinicians with the evidence-based information needed to make better-informed healthcare decisions. PCORI is committed to continuously seeking input from a broad range of stakeholders to guide its work. More information is available at www.pcori.org.