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Digital research support module - PowerTrials

Metro South Health is digitalised with patients’ medical records now available in electronic format. Please click here for more information regarding the Digital Hospital. Metro South Health researchers have access to the integrated electronic Medical Record (ieMR) research support module – PowerTrials.

What is PowerTrials?

PowerTrials is clinical trial management system that includes a reliable repository for study documents including Protocol and Participant Information and Consent Forms (PICFs).

Research that has Metro South research governance authorisation and requires patient consent must be built in PowerTrials to enable integration of research activities with clinical care delivery.

Who can help me with PowerTrials?

Metro South Research has a dedicated Research Compliance Officer that can:

  • assist with your PowerTrials builds and queries
  • assist with addressing all other queries surrounding all aspects of research activity in the digital space including but not limited to:
    • recruitment
    • ieMR security for research purposes
    • digital documentation and record keeping reporting on research activity in the clinical area

One-on-one support is available from the Metro South Research Compliance Officer on the utilisation of PowerTrials and research activity in the ieMR. Please contact the Metro South Research Compliance Officer to discuss further.

PowerTrials usage, data and access considerations

Usage
All Metro South researchers with access to the ieMR in concert with their relevant professional stream, will have access to the digital research support module (PowerTrials).  Non-MSH research personnel will need to delegate ieMR activity to MSH employed research members.

Data
Requests for data extracts can be submitted through the Metro South Health Data Hub (intranet link).

Access
For further information regarding access to the ieMR for study monitoring purposes, please contact your sites relevant Health Information Management Services (HIMS) team:

Last updated 7 October 2020
Last reviewed 22 July 2020