Abstract: Working to further a patient-centric model for research in the electronic health record (EHR), The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and Yale have created unique and streamlined methods to capture patient preferences for participation in research through the Epic MyChart patient portal. Epic, in collaboration with their customer community, continually evolves their software to optimize functionality fit for purpose. These collaborative efforts ultimately enable a broad community of organizations to more rapidly implement effective patient-centric recruitment strategies on an existing platform familiar to their patient populations. Through this innovative partnership presentation, both MUSC and Yale will share the evolutions of their workflows and design and present data on effectiveness of their research preference implementations. Epic will share their perspective on the importance of collaboration for the successful development of research-enabling capabilities.

Learning Objective 1: Understand Epic's data model for patients research preferences and options for how it evolves

Learning Objective 2 (Optional): Understand patient portals are a critical aspect of patient's engagement in research

Learning Objective 3 (Optional): Understand how a large vendor leverages innovations from among its clients in a collaborative learning cycle


Leslie Lenert (Presenter)
Medical University of South Carolina

Jihad Obeid, Medical University of South Carolina
Melissa Habrat, Medical University of South Carolina
Tesheia Johnson, Yale School of Medicine
Allen Hsiao, Yale School of Medicine
Nancy Smider, Epic

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