The vision of the ACT project is to create a CTSA federated network to increase accrual to clinical trials.
The ACT project consists of three stages:
Stage I: This stage consists of cohort exploration across the federated network. This stage builds upon the accomplishments of individual CTSAs and networks of CTSAs that have created informatics infrastructure, policies and procedures, and have successfully demonstrated the capacity to conduct EHR-driven cohort exploration.
Stage II: The second stage will advance beyond the discovery of de-identified cohorts to identify and contact patients who are eligible for clinical trials and commence enrollment.
Stage III: The third stage will develop the approaches, tools, educational materials, and infrastructure to enable patients and care providers to identify clinical trials.