New methodologies, research frameworks, and resources need to be developed to refine the conduct of clinical studies and implementation research, while also improving the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the research enterprise. Current challenges include difficulties in recruitment of research participants and effective translation of knowledge gained from these studies into programs and policies that improve health at the clinic and community levels.
Envision a future in which we are able to...
- Use novel platforms that link electronic health records and personal health data to facilitate the identification and enrollment of participants in clinical research and empower research volunteers to self-identify.
- Accelerate the translation of discovery into practice by embedding HLBS research platforms (e.g., clinical epidemiology registries, clinical trial networks, and implementation science programs) within “learning” health care systems, thereby engaging the clinical care and patient communities; leveraging electronic health records, patient registries, and existing datasets; and creating an integrative interface between clinical research and practice.