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New Clinical Service to Provide UHealth Patients Access to Research Opportunities

09.26.2016

Beginning in October, South Florida’s only academic medical system, UHealth — the University of Miami Health System, will take a major step in expanding the way its pioneering research touches the lives of patients.

With the launch of the UHealth Consent-To-Contact Initiative, patients who come in for care will have a unique opportunity to take advantage of the many innovative therapies and treatments available through the health system. In this initiative, patient access representatives will ask patients at the time of the clinical admissions process if they would like to be contacted in the future regarding research opportunities for which they may be eligible.

“The Consent-To-Contact Initiative is one way we are forming stronger connections with UHealth patients — it elevates patients to partners, making them active participants in the development of new treatments,” said Thinh H. Tran, M.D., M.B.A, Chief Clinical Officer and Chief Operating Officer of UHealth. “We want to empower our patients with information so they’re able to decide if participating is the correct choice for them.” READ MORE

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