The University of Maryland School of Medicine and University of Maryland Medical System’s COVID-19 Study

Problem Overview:

•The COVID-19 Community Research Partnership aims to help understand how possible exposure may lead to infections and identify where rates of infection of COVID-19 are growing, by enrolling participants from different health systems within the US

•Health Systems that started later needed to enroll rapidly to reach enrollment goals

•The University of Maryland School of Medicine and University of Maryland Medical System (UMB) was one of the last sites to actively start enrolling participants

Program Activity: 

•Vysnova supported continuous collaboration of recruitment strategies between UMB and Medstar, two geographically close study sites with overlapping populations

•UMB was able to implement a reliable recruitment message via the University of Maryland Medical System patient messaging portal

•UMB enrolled over 5,000 participants in their first 3 months of execution

•UMB is utilizing community outreach through a number of new and established connections to bolster enrollment of participants from minority groups

Program Outcomes:

•The sharing of ideas and lessons learned through the study recruitment committee furthered UMB participant enrollment and thus supporting increased enrollment into the study at large

•Increased enrollment translates into a high study power for achieving study goals

•Community outreach helps ensure the study data better represents the target population