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About the Center for Health + Technology

CHeT technologiesWe want to enable anyone, anywhere to receive care and participate in research.

The Center for Health + Technology (CHeT) is a clinical research organization within the University of Rochester. We are comprised of five units, with expertise in clinical trials coordination, clinical trials supply services, patient-reported outcome measures, research using novel technologies, and data modeling and predictive analytics. Our team designs and conducts multi-center clinical trials with collaborators from across the globe to accelerate clinical research and advance the development of therapeutics, benefiting individuals in our community and beyond. Since its inception over three decades ago, CHeT has reshaped the conduct of clinical trials, from incorporating novel technologies into clinical trial design to modeling disease progression.You can download the CHeT timeline here

CHeT Timeline


1st national randomized controlled trial of telemedicine for Parkinson’s disease


1st virtual research study for Parkinson’s


1st virtual research study for Huntington's disease


1st Apple ResearchKit app for a neurological disorder


1st to incorporate smartphone into a Phase 3 clinical trial


1st mobile app for Huntington’s disease


1st longitudinal wearable sensor study for Huntington’s disease


1st fully remote multi-site clinical trial for PD using an interventional device


1st multi-faceted PD study focusing on disease progression, remote assessments, and digital tools for real-world assessments