Views from the Top: Clinical Trials Readiness: Increasing Speed, Equity, and Impact

Wednesday, April 19 at 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CT
South Building, Level 1 | S100 B

The COVID pandemic revealed significant gaps in our US clinical trials infrastructure.  In the early days of the outbreak, we saw a fragmented research response, with many studies too small to generate actionable evidence.  How can we do larger, coordinated trials more rapidly, and make them simpler for practitioners and patients?  How do we best use decentralized trial designs and digital health technologies?  How can we push out protocols to a broader range of sites and communities, increase equity, and gather consistent data elements for rapid research access?  In this session, we’ll explore the role that 21st Century health IT infrastructure can play in supporting these goals, including the use of HL7 FHIR APIs, USCDI/USCDI+, and the potential for leveraging TEFCA in the future.   

Government or Public Policy Professional, Healthcare Financial/Administrative Professional


Brian Anderson
Chief Digital Health Physician & Co-Principal Investigator, mCODE Standard Health Record Digital Health Engineering


Grail Sipes, J.D.
Assistant Director for Biomedical Regulatory Policy
White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
Micky Tripathi
National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services