Tips To Determine Access Level


Clinical research projects where patient consent is required and meet any of the following criteria may be provisioned with write-access to Connect Care (i.e. have a research (RSH) record​​:

  • Interventional studies happening at an AHS site.
  • Observational studies involving research-specific orders (DI/Lab/ECG) happening at an AHS site.


Please note: Observational studies with minimal patient care impact requiring research orders (such as a blood draw or urine sample for enrollment eligibility) that can be ordered outside of Connect Care where the service area can support non-Connect Care requisitions will be considered out of scope for Connect Care write-access. 

In some cases, these studies may be considered in scope if the following criteria are met:

  • Principal investigators and study teams expressly request the use of Connect Care to manage their patients;
  • Study staff agree to take Connect Care training;
  • Study staff agree to comply with RSH record and patient association maintenance workflows;
  • Research orders cannot be accommodated outside of Connect care; and
  • Patients have explicitly consented to their research participation linked to their medical record.


Research studies that do not meet any of the in-scope criteria may qualify for Connect Care view-only access.​​