Today, we are announcing a new collaboration to help our patients and enable our clinicians to access the evidence they need to deliver the best care. The Advancing Clinical Trials at the Point-of-Care coalition (ACT@POC™) is bringing together health systems, community-based care organizations, health research organizations, and other collaborators to support the design and conduct of adaptable and responsive clinical trials focused on increasing participation, improving patient access, and facilitating development of targeted therapies with important impact on patient outcomes.
As it works to build a more inclusive and effective clinical trial enterprise, the Coalition will be guided by the following objectives—
1. Develop tools and supports to enhance participation of community health care providers and community health systems in clinical trials
2. Identify, partner, and enhance promising clinical trial networks for practical trials in key clinical areas
3. Improve coordination across existing trials and networks in the priority areas, limiting the need for new networks
4. Implement culture change in partner health systems to increase network participation
ACT@POC™ includes health systems, community-based care organizations, health research organizations, and other collaborators to drive the implementation of much more widely available and representative clinical trial networks to support rapid evidence development.
The Coalition also seeks out the inclusion of patient groups, community hospitals and health centers, medical practices, research organizations, and biotechnology companies to identify a practical agenda and action steps to substantially augment the evidence generation capacity of the current clinical trial enterprise.