At Cottage Health, our focus is on high quality patient care. That’s why we have our sights on the future of medicine through an emphasis on clinical research.
Our research includes physicians, residents, nurses, pharmacists, laboratory scientists and other health care professionals who work together to contribute to the advancement of scientific knowledge and patient care.
In addition to working alongside nationally-recognized research institutions in sponsored, multi-center clinical trials, researchers at Cottage have designed and implemented innovative research projects which have been presented at conferences locally and nationally and published in top-tier research journals.
Definition of Clinical Trials
According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), “clinical trials are part of clinical research and at the heart of all medical advances. Clinical trials look at new ways to prevent, detect, or treat disease.
Treatments might be new drugs or new combinations of drugs, new surgical procedures or devices, or new ways to use existing treatments.
The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. Clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses.” ClinicalTrials.gov is a searchable database of active clinical studies of human subjects.
Areas of Research
Areas of research at Cottage have included the following:
Statistical Data Center
The research development team at the Statistical Data Center is available to help researchers:
- Refine research objectives
- Establish methodology and population selection
- Calculate sample size
- Design data collection protocols
- Analyze data
- Prepare tables, charts, and graphs
- Write up and interpret results
- Address statistical questions
All requests for data analysis must be received by CHRI a minimum of 4 weeks prior to deadline submission or due date.
REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) is a browser-based data collection software for entering, housing, and transferring data securely. Through this software, all researchers of the same project can collectively access data under controlled settings. REDCap is specifically designed to comply with HIPAA guidelines.