As the community incidence rate and test positivity rate increase, UCHealth’s infectious disease and infection prevention experts now strongly recommend that all staff and providers wear eye protection in all patient care interactions.
Research Related Subject Injury is defined as a medical condition which is caused by and/or directly related to the research study. That is, the condition would not have existed but for the subject’s participation in the study and which is in need of diagnosis and treatment as a matter of medical necessity.
Effective November 1, 2020, UCHealth will adopt a CMS x 250% research charge master (CM) methodology - this system wide rate will be for all industry sponsored studies. Federally funded studies as well as investigator initiated trials (IITs) will remain at the CMS rate.
Please encourage all monitors to perform remote monitoring as much as possible, and to utilize onsite monitoring when only absolutely necessary. A REDCap survey has been developed to enable tracking and approval of requests for essential onsite monitors for University spaces.
Thank you to those who attended the WCG IRB Connexus Portal training! For anyone who was unable to join us or who would like to re-watch the training, this article contains a link to the recording of the training session.
A Virtual Visit is a “mode of delivery of healthcare services that is provided via telecommunications”. At UCHealth that means via videoconferencing such as the Vidyo application. A telephone call to a patient is not considered a virtual visit. At this point in time, all virtual appointments need to be scheduled by the clinic.
UCHealth RA has published an Ancillary Services - Certifications and Registrations resource page. This page will provide imaging specifications, UCHealth Radiology and Lab accreditations, and other frequently asked elements from study sponsors.
At UCHealth, we must do everything possible to ensure our patients’ safety – as well as our own. As we continue to fight the spread of COVID-19, it is even more critical this year that we act early against the flu to protect our patients, staff and providers.
On Tuesday, September 15, 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. ET (10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. MT), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will host a webinar to review these topics:
1) Enforcement Policy for Gowns, Other Apparel, and Gloves During the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency
2) Umbrella Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for Gowns and Other Apparel
As part of continuing efforts to improve efficiency, the CRAO contracts group will begin assigning CTAs and CTA amendments for review based on a rotation rather than according to department as we have done to this point. We are adding additional reviewers into the rotation for CDAs and MTAs as well.