Health Systems Increasingly Step into Clinical Trials

Health providers, from small regional hospitals to major health systems, increasingly form alliances to facilitate and support participation in clinical trials. One prominent and recent example is the PIER Consortium™. An emerging trend known as clinical research as a care option also brings the clinical trial into the patient’s community—in certain therapeutic areas, such as oncology, this can literally save lives. As the clinical trials landscape morphs and emerging models unfold, all must embrace (and live) a patient-centric ethos.