Integrated research organisation (IRO) Javara and academic health system Wake Forest Baptist Health have signed an integrated research agreement, extending their partnership to provide clinical research services.

Under the agreement, the two entities will provide clinical research services at the point of care with physicians and patients within the academic health system’s community health care centres and designated medical centres.

The latest agreement allows Wake Forest Baptist Health system and Javara’s research team to ensure that the ‘clinical research as a care’ option extends to patients across the 24 counties served by Wake Forest Baptist Health.

The partnership is aimed at expanding patient-centred research as well as to define the next-gen academic health system.

Javara CEO Jennifer J Byrne said: “We are grateful for the collaboration with Wake Forest Baptist as we build together a robust clinical trial offering to the community with the mission of improving health equity and bringing hope through greater trial access.

“Together, we can transform health care by engaging large diverse patient populations within the Wake Forest Baptist network to ensure the right patient is matched to the right trial at the right time.”

Both Javara and Wake Forest Baptist aim to transform the clinical trial landscape by clinical research integration within medical centres and community clinics.

Javara and Wake Forest Baptist expect to start the expanded clinical trial operations in May this year.

Wake Forest Baptist chief science officer Gregory L Burke said: “We are pleased to embark on this journey with Javara to bring clinical trials to locations where research has not historically been a part of health care.

“By integrating clinical trials into these community practices, we are able to reach large patient populations at the point of care with great potential to increase value in pursuit of our ultimate goal of improving the health of our patients and communities.”

In November 2019, Javara and medical group Privia Health partnered to provide clinical trials to Privia Medical Group’s Gulf Coast and Georgia region’s patients.