Inquiry and Research
Connect Care is about inquiry, investigation and improvement. We participate in inquiry when asking questions about what we do, perform investigation when using systematic approaches to answering questions, and promote improvement when iteratively applying answers to doing better.
The Connect Care clinical information system (CIS) offers diverse inquiry support tools for clinicians, quality advocates and researchers. These can help clinicians, managers and administrators understand how the CIS is used and how health processes and outcomes change with CIS use.
The CIS also offers direct supports for clinical researchers. Its research information management functions are integrated with the rest of the health record and can be leveraged in many workflows.
Patient Consent to be Invited to Participate in Inquiry
An important research information management function relates to identification of patients who are willing to be approached for possible participation in research studies.