Desert Oasis Healthcare (DOHC), a California-based Physician Group within the Heritage Provider Network, announced Wednesday the establishment of a Center for Research and Healthcare Innovation (DCRI).
Created in collaboration with partner Altura, the DCRI is designed to build upon the long-standing clinical trial resources at DOHC.
By implementing Altura’s Study Engagement Platform, DCRI will expand DOHC’s capabilities to support observational studies, healthcare technology assessments, and patient and healthcare provider (HCP) quality surveys.
Importantly, DCRI will leverage Altura’s HCP Studies mobile/portal platform as a conduit to inform and encourage participation throughout the DOHC ecosystem of HCPs.
According to Marc Hoffing, M.D., medical director at DOHC, this latest news is particularly exciting.
“With our base of more than 70,000 patients and 250 HCPs extending throughout the greater Palm Springs, California area, we have been able to successfully conduct Phase II-IV clinical trials, as well as NIH studies, for over 15 years,” says Dr. Hoffing. “To date, DOHC clinical trials have enrolled more than 1,300 patients, reflecting the broad diversity in our community, in various therapeutic areas. This collaboration with Altura will help support our expansion into a broader range of health studies.”