A nationwide registry engineered to be filled with data and information from frontline healthcare workers is being launched to support fast-cycle analysis on the impact of COVID-19 on caregivers.
The Healthcare Worker Exposure Response & Outcomes (HERO) Registry was launched Monday. The Duke Clinical Research Institute, a part of the Duke University School of Medicine, is the main initiative, which is leveraging the National Patient-Centered Clinical Analysis Network and is funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.
The initiative is necessary because it seeks to crowdsource data and other information from U.S. healthcare employees, with the intent of building a database to better shield staff, as well as perceive how the novel coronavirus impacts individuals.
That is essential, as a result of a lot of the prevailing analysis on COVID-19 has been anecdotal or gathered from small analysis trials.
The HERO Registry seeks input from thousands of healthcare professionals, along with nurses, therapists, physicians, emergency responders, food service employees, environmental providers employees, interpreters, and transporters.
The registry aims to leverage the assets and capacity of PCORnet – a nationwide patient-centered clinical research network that has available capacity to conduct scientific research with real-world data.
The registry’s first research, the HERO-HCQ Trial, will invite 15,000 healthcare workers to evaluate whether hydroxychloroquine can forestall COVID-19 infections.