Tag Archive: Patient Recruitment

Recruitment Innovation Unit


We offer investigators and research teams training, consultations and a toolkit of evidence-based, field-tested recruitment practices. Services have been developed and offered in collaboration with experts in information technology, ethics, and patient and community-engagement. Each year, workshops, hands on seminars, and customized support are provided to help researchers achieve their recruitment goals. This includes a broad range of federally funded, multi-site clinical trials and research programs funded by patient and community organizations. Cohort Retention ResourcesMyChart/Epic Based Recruitment HOPE Registry Recruitment Innovation Unit Consult ServiceResearch Participant Satisfaction SurveysTranslation ServicesRecruitment Innovation Unit Handout

MyChart Recruitment


Introduction The MyChart Recruitment Service is a collaboration between data analysts, experts in recruitment methods, and clinical researchers that offers a secure method of electronically recruiting potential research participants. Target populations are identified and reached through database queries that are embedded in Epic. Potential participants are messaged via their activated Johns Hopkins MyChart account. Team members at the Recruitment Innovation Unit (RIU) within The Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) work together to manage this service. Our goal is to support ongoing research at Johns Hopkins, while also empowering and engaging patients by connecting them with clinical research studies […]

Events and Workshops for Researchers


To see event summaries from other related workshops, please visit our news feed. Advancing Research in the Digital Age February 27, 2018 This conference focused on building institutional knowledge around research consenting, recruiting and data collection in the informatics age. The goal is to help Johns Hopkins researchers learn what digital technologies are available and how to utilize these tools in human subject research. Agenda Webcast Presentations   Nuts & Bolts of Community Engagement in Research Workshop   December 1, 2017 This event was hosted by the ICTR in collaboration with the University of Maryland and Morgan State University.  A diverse […]

MyChart Recruitment Messages


Johns Hopkins Medicine is committed to supporting the discovery of new ways to improve the care and outcomes for patients.   MyChart recruitment messages are messages received through the MyChart patient portal that offer research-related opportunities to Johns Hopkins Health System patients. Our goal of distributing these opportunities through MyChart is to empower patients by connecting them with clinical research studies that may of interest to them.   Frequently Asked Questions   If you have questions regarding a message you received, please contact Cassie Lewis-Land at Research_Recruitment@jhmi.edu.

Recruitment Conference 2016 Presentations


Breakout Sessions Building Trust & Engaging Participants in the Entire Research Process Ken Getz Measuring the Impact of Recruitment Efforts (pdf) Rhonda G. Kost Digital Approaches that Work Jennifer Creasman Use of Mobile Devices to Engage Research Participants Jason Kadrmas Melissa Mueller Practical Guidance on the Use of Social Media for Recruitment Appendix A & B Luke Gelinas Creating Authentic Community-Academic Partnerships in Clinical Research:  Chicago Area Patient Centered Outcomes Research Network’s Patient and Clinician Advisory Committee (PCAC) Doriane C. Miller Recruitment and Retention Wrap Up Lee Bone Janice Bowie From Clinical Trial Research to Reality: Recruitment, Retention, and Community-Engaged Research Sherrie […]

Cohort Retention


Improving Long Term Outcomes Research- This NIH-funded “national infrastructure” grant (R24HL111895), aims to provide resources for longitudinal clinical research studies. The following resources are freely available from the project’s website https://improveLTO.com: Database of common surveys and tests for evaluating physical, cognitive, mental health, and quality of life outcomes, and standardized information about these measures. http://www.improvelto.com/instruments/ Adaptable tools, templates, and manuals to maximize cohort retention (including an interactive searchable database with >600 retention strategies abstracted from a systematic review). http://www.improvelto.com/cohort-retention-tools A standalone statistical application to address “truncation due to death” when evaluating functional outcomes. http://www.improvelto.com/stats-tools/ For additional information, view the webinar […]

Recruitment Innovation Unit Consultation


We provide consultation and coaching on the recruitment and retention of diverse research participants using evidence based and field tested methods.  Our team offers advice and guidance to help investigators and research staff identify and address recruitment barriers. Our consultants have experience with technology and community-engaged recruitment strategies. We provide recruitment support in the following areas: Needs assessment Study design assessment Pre-screening/cohort discovery Outreach to stakeholder partners Customized recruitment and retention plans Troubleshooting recruitment challenges Gathering feedback from the ICTR Community Research Advisory Council (C-RAC) Creating a recruitment timeline Developing strategies to increase enrollment ans retention Assessing feasibility of recruitment […]

Participant Recruitment Resources


Budgeting Johns Hopkins Medicine: Office of Research Administration Community Engagement Community Engagement Program Johns Hopkins Center for Excellence in Latino Health Johns Hopkins Office of Community Health Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute List of Community Organizations Partnering with Hopkins Ethics and Regulatory Issues Research Ethics Consult Research Participant Advocates: Consultant Service Institutional Review Board Marketing Johns Hopkins Medicine: Marketing and Communications Media, Marketing, & Communications at Johns Hopkins Bayview Recruitment Recruitment Consultation & Coaching Research Centers Johns Hopkins Research Centers (by population or health topic) Research Coordinators Research Coordinator Support Service Trial Innovation Center Recruitment Innovation Center Recruitment and Retention […]