Question: How can patients consent or otherwise indicate a willingness to be approached about research studies?
Answer: The Connect Care clinical information system supports clinical inquiry in a number of ways. One important capability relates to identification of patients who are willing to be approached for possible participation in research studies.
There are two ways for patients to indicate a willingness to be approached for potential participation in research studies. The first is simplest but requires patient access to MyAHS Connect. Patient portal users can register research preferences as described in the Connect Care Physician Manual and the tip below. The second method involves explicit consent to inclusion in specific research initiatives, is handled through the Consent Navigator.