Join ENRGY, the only rheumatology-focused practice-based research network in the U.S.
The backbone of Illumination Health starts with 400+ rheumatology providers who are members of our Network of Excellence in Rheumatology (ENRGY). ENRGY, supported Illumination Health, is the foundation of the only U.S. rheumatology community practice-based research network (PBRN), currently located across 27 U.S. states. We want to transform care, not merely study it, and can conduct clinical trials, prospective observational, implementation science, and quality improvement projects. Our goal is to harness data and technology to support the practice of rheumatology, generating real-world data along the way, as part of a Learning Network. For rheumatology practices that aren't members of ENRGY, we extend our PBRN model, to engage interested rheumatology sites with research capabilities to participate, and provide them an income stream for participation, plus study-specific compensation.
The advantages of a practice-based network
We source the data directly from the most significant and meaningful place - the EHR. Since we are able to access the data in its native state, every note, finding, test result and image is in our data set. Additionally, the physicians are trained and incentivized to "normalize" their documentation, so the data is captured at the point of care consistently from practice to practice.
Flexibility and Completeness
Because of our closed network structure and common infrastructure, even if the physicians are not capturing a certain data element, test, or note, we are able to immediately integrate the missing element into the workflow. This simply means that we have the ability to quickly and easily augment the data needed for any research or project.
Ever Expanding Commitment
Our network has the reputation as one of the most rewarding and desirable from a physician perspective. Therefore our network is expanding constantly, and each physician is contractually bound to minimum standards regarding data capture, technology utilization, and targeted education engagement.
The ENRGY network consists of 419 physicians from 27 states across the U.S.
Our Rheumatology Practice-Based Research Network - The backbone of Illumination Health starts with 400+ rheumatology providers who are members of AARA (The American Arthritis and Rheumatology Associates. AARA, supported by Illumination Health, is the foundation of the only U.S. rheumatology community practice-based research network (PBRN), currently located across 27 U.S. states. We want to transform care, not merely study it, and can conduct clinical trials, prospective observational research, implementation science, and quality improvement projects. Our goal is to harness data and technology to support the practice of rheumatology, generating real-world data along the way, as part of a Learning Healthcare Network. For rheumatology practices that aren’t members of AARA, the Illumination Health Network of Excellence in RheumatoloGY (eNERGY) extends our PBRN model to engage interested rheumatology sites with research capabilities to participate and provides them an income stream for participation plus study-specific compensation.
Your participation unlocks a comprehensive suite of benefits:
Real-time, real-world evidence
We provide real world observation of de-identified patients utilizing digital "tags" (such as disease state, severity, demographics, labs) and display them via customized visual dashboards.
Real-time data display with course correction
We deliver organized and integrated data from all of our sources in a normalized way. This allows for comprehensive insights and course correction right at the point of care or site of service.
Proprietary software tools
Illumination Health hosts a suite of software communication systems that are integrated into the physician/patient journey seamlessly towards a defined outcome.
Commercial and scientific knowledge creation
Approved initiatives focus on physician education, awareness, attitudes and adoption. Scientific studies focus on the patient journey and determine efficacy through analysis established and newly available metrics.
ENRGY Member Testimonials
Joining the Illumination Health Provider Network was one of the best decisions I could have made for my practice. I am able to utilize my clinical skills more efficiently and provide better overall healthcare for my patients. The pool of resources, including direct access to many industry leaders, is a wonderful bonus as we continue to grow.
Sunny Patel, MD
Red Oak, Texas
Joining the Illumination Health Provider Based Network has been a game changer for my private practice. I now belong to a larger community of like-minded physicians interested in delivering high quality, evidence based, patient centered care. This group has empowered me professionally to continuously engage with other physician leaders and business visionaries so I can stay up to date with the practice of rheumatology and with the rapidly changing environment of healthcare. It was one of the best career decisions I have ever made.
Priya Reddy, MD
The Illumination Health Provider Based Network has completely changed my perspective, enthusiasm, outlook, and day to day optimism since day one! The organizations culture of camaraderie, and their constant assistance, allows me to capture higher quality data, participate in more research that I was previously able to do, and has been a total game changer for me. I am able to work with some of the most industries most influential companies and also some of the most talented researchers. Five stars from me!
George Muñoz, MD
“As a member of the Illumination Health Steering Committee I have unprecedented access to my patient data, and receive ongoing invitations to participate in some of the most intriguing and relevant research projects I've every participated in. The camaraderie I feel with other providers, and Illumination Health's real time communication tools, I'm able to provide best in class care to my patients, and engage in research that is rheumatology focused.”
Dhiman Basu, MD