Subject PaymentsA survey conducted by YCCI querying research subjects on payment for participation in clinical trials showed that payments often take too long and that subjects are hesitant to cash a check for small amounts; the checks also cost money to generate. To address this issue, the Yale University Controller’s Office, working with YCCI, developed a program in which reloadable and preloaded debit cards and gift cards are issued to pay study subjects.
Medicare Coverage AnalysisThe Yale Center for Clinical Investigation (YCCI) prepares Medicare coverage analyses for all clinical research protocols at the Yale School of Medicine and Yale affiliates.
Epic Data Requests for Researchers
The use of the Epic system by Yale Physicians and the Yale New Haven Health System has contributed to the development of a large electronic medical record warehouse. The electronic medical record is a powerful tool for delivering patient care and advancing medicine. One key benefit to researchers is the availability of rich historical medical data. The warehouse contains over 4 million patient records that can be applied to research.