Our Mission: PaTH utilizes Patient Empowered Research to address the questions and concerns that matter most to our communities in order to make better health decisions.
PaTH is a Clinical Research Network comprised of Geisinger Health System, Johns Hopkins University, Johns Hopkins Health System, Penn State College of Medicine, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Temple Health System, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, the University of Pittsburgh, UPMC and UPMC Health Plan, The Ohio State University, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, University of Michigan, and Michigan Medicine.
By working together as one network, we’re able to learn from larger and more diverse populations than a single health care system could. Further, we work directly with patients, care providers, and the larger health care community to better understand what’s truly relevant to patients and improve care delivery.
Currently, PaTH focuses on three specific areas of research: Healthy Lifestyles and Weight, Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, and Atrial Fibrillation. However, we also work in areas outside of these cohorts. You can learn more about our ongoing studies here.
The PaTH Network is partially funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and is one of 33 networks that comprise PCORI’s National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network (PCORnet). To learn more about PCORI and PCORnet, click here.
Are you interested in working with PaTH? Whether you’re a physician, researcher, patient, or health system leader, we are eager to learn from your perspective and expertise. Learn how providers, researchers, and community partners can help improve health care around the world, and see what the PaTH Network can do for you.