Optimum Patient Care Ltd (OPC), specializes in delivering medical research and services to improve diagnosis, treatment and care of chronic diseases within family care and specialist practices, and has provided clinical services and supported real-life research for over 14 years. It drives a vision for inclusion of real-life data into all aspects of medical research while informing the translation of research into daily clinical practice via new technologies and clinical services. Over the past decade, OPC has proven its expertise in both health care service provision, and the collection of data for ethically approved research purposes, globally. In the UK, OPC has established one of the largest family medicine databases, called the Optimum Patient Care Research Database (OPCRD) which holds nearly seven million anonymized electronic health records from patients in primary care. Globally OPC has coordinated the delivery of several large-scale international registries including the iHARP database (https://iharp.org/ (link is external)) and the International Severe Asthma Registry (ISAR) (http://isaregistries.org/ (link is external)). More information can be found out about Optimum Patient Care at https://optimumpatientcare.org/
The Observational & Pragmatic Research Institute (OPRI; https://opri.sg/) founded by Prof David Price, is an independent research organisation with over 12 years of leadership and global experience in successful delivery of retrospective database studies, prospective pragmatic clinical trials and international patient registries. With a special focus on uncontrolled and severe asthma, OPRI has conducted several systematic, investigative and experimental (SIE) studies to aid the discovery and development of novel and innovative inhaler devices, precision medicine therapies and risk prediction tools such as biomarkers. This research has contributed to a growing body of real-world evidence illustrating the unmet needs, effectiveness, safety and value of biopharmaceutical and biotechnology in real world patient populations. OPRI (with its partner OPC) offers exclusive data sharing agreements to one of the largest primary care databases in the world, the Optimum Patient Care Research Database (OPCRD), which allows access to a network of over 700 GP practices and 8.8 million patients in the UK for bespoke data collection. OPRI also has a new and growing network of GP practices in Australia to translate research from study idea to clinical change.
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National Jewish Health (NJH) is the leading respiratory hospital in the United States. Founded 120 years ago as a non-profit hospital, NJH today is the only facility in the world dedicated exclusively to ground-breaking medical research and treatment of patients with respiratory, cardiac, immune and related disorders. Patients and families come to NJH from around the world to receive cutting-edge, comprehensive, coordinated care. To learn more, visit the media resources page.