Published on April 17, 2017

DOHC Center for Research and Healthcare Innovation | Altura | DOHC

DOHC Center for Research and Healthcare Innovation continues local healthcare provider’s commitment to research

(April 17, 2017 – Palm Springs, CA)
Building on its experience with clinical trials, Desert Oasis Healthcare (DOHC,) has established the Center for Research and Healthcare Innovation (DCRI) through a collaboration with Altura’s Study Engagement Platform™.

With more than 70,000 patients and 250+ HCPs (Healthcare Providers) throughout the low and high desert cities and towns of the Inland Empire, DOHC has been conducting clinical trials, as well as studies for the National Institutes for Health, for more than 15 years. “Enrolling more than 1,300 patients in various clinical trials over the years, our research has always sought the best data available for making decisions about our patients’ care,” said Dr. Marc Hoffing, DOHC medical director. “Now, we have an expanded capability to support observational studies, and to assess healthcare technology and quality surveys.”

The Altura tools will help DOHC healthcare providers have instant access to clinical studies, so they can more completely monitor their patients’ disease management. Observational studies draw inferences from a sample that are applied to a population. “DOHC is committed to patient-centric care and early technology adoption, so this is a logical next step, in opening a whole new world of observational study opportunities,” said Brian Hodgkins, PharmD and executive vice president of clinical operations at DOHC. “Our HCPs and patients throughout our network now have new tools at their disposal. For example, we are continually seeking to provide optimal care for our 9,000+ diabetic patients through new medications and interventions we can assess in new ways.

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About Desert Oasis Healthcare

Formed in 1981 as one of the first medical groups in the desert communities of southern California, Desert Oasis Healthcare (DOHC) continues to advance with changes in the healthcare market. DOHC provides primary and immediate care, home health, palliative care, clinical research studies and other services to more than 60,000 members/patients living in the greater Coachella Valley and the Morongo Basin of Riverside and San Bernardino counties. The multidisciplinary and comprehensive care programs of DOHC are committed to educating individuals on preventive health care in their daily lives, reflected in the DOHC motto, "Your Health. Your Life. Our Passion." For more information, visit