• I hope I have provided useful opinions and comments. I may use the prize to contribute towards a nonprofit that I am starting with a group of people that relates to heart patients and their recovery from heart problems. We are about to submit a form 1023 to the IRS applying for tax exempt status and this could contribute to the fees for that application.
  • I had a heart transplant 6 years ago and am doing well heartwise, however, I am still paying for all my medical bills and medicines. I also have diabetes, back surgery, kidney failure, prostate cancer, shingles, gout and neopathy. I plan on using this money to help pay for these medical bills.
  • I am a retired employee of Cleveland Clinic and have enjoyed the opportunity to stay connected and being a part in patient care/concern.

    You are doing an excellent job.
  • I have had an enjoyable experience ever since being invited and signing up for the Cleveland Clinic Patient Forum. Being a long standing patient of Cleveland Clinic has allowed me to see the growth and opportunity over the years.
  • Thank you very much. I really enjoy doing your surveys. It makes me feel like I help in some of the decisions that are made at the Cleveland Clinic. Thanks again
  • My feedback about the Cleveland Clinic Patient Forum is that it's a great way for the Cleveland Clinic to get input about their programs, and I enjoyed helping with input about the new web site.
  • I have enjoyed being part of the patient forum to see some of the ideas the Cleveland Clinic is considering. It is great to know the Clinic takes patient opinions into account when developing new programs, communications, etc. I appreciated how the surveys have typically been short and focused on a certain topic.
  • This is useful in that it makes me feel the Cleveland Clinic actually cares about its patients and their concerns.
  • I have felt privileged to participate in the survey process and made to feel that my opinions and comments matter. Thank you.
  • Great idea and one that helps make you one of the best hospitals in the country.
  • I appreciate the interest shown in my opinions and involvement.
  • I appreciate the opportunity to participate in this forum, again, to help with the tweaking/improvement of any aspect of the Clinic so that it is better understood by staff and community.
  • It is good to know that the clinic cares enough to do things like this.
  • Please continue to send the forums, if the questions are something that I deal with personally at CCF - then I want my opinion known.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Cleveland Clinic Patient Panel?
The Cleveland Clinic Patient Panel is qualified Cleveland Clinic patients nationally who share their experiences and opinions about the Clinic. Panel members are contacted once or twice a month and are asked to complete short online surveys on a variety of topics that range from products and services, advertising materials, and how you see health care’s future as it relates to your personal needs. The information influences decision-makers at Cleveland Clinic and in the healthcare industry.

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What is an online research forum?
An online research forum is a community of individuals with similar interests, and experiences, who have voluntarily chosen to participate in online research studies about various topics related to their common interests.

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What are the requirements to join the Cleveland Clinic Patient Panel?
In order to become a panelist, members should have an interest in influencing decision-makers at Cleveland Clinic and in the healthcare industry. You must be at least 18 years old and be a patient of the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio or be a family member of a patient.

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What information is required to become a panel member?
A brief member profile is the only information required for joining the panel. Your member profile will include basic contact information and vital data – gender, ethnicity, income and education and some health/patient information.

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How do I register to become a Cleveland Clinic Patient Panel panelist?
Click on the "Sign up here" button on the home page of ClevelandClinicForum.org to register as a Cleveland Clinic Patient Panel panelist.

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What are the benefits of being a panelist?

  • You will receive exclusive research findings for your participation in some projects via the Quarterly Forum Newsletter.
  • For each survey that you take, you will be entered into a sweepstakes to win gift certificates or Cleveland Clinic promotional items.
  • You will influence the adoption and development process of medical and wellness services.
  • You will be privy to information about emerging trends and services before they are released.
  • You may be invited to attend focus groups or other special events.
  • You can propose topics for future surveys that are of interest to you.

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Who is on the Cleveland Clinic Patient Panel? 
Panel members are patients or family members of the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio and are interested in sharing their opinions on health and wellness topics.

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How do I complete a survey?
You will be e-mailed a unique URL address for each survey you are invited. Simply click on that URL or cut and paste it into a web browser of your choice and complete the survey form online. Survey length is closely controlled to minimize the use of your time.

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How long will I have to complete each survey?
You will typically have anywhere from 72 hours to one week to complete each survey.

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How many surveys do I have to complete?
We encourage participation in as many studies as you are invited to take. For each study you complete you will be entered into a draw for a gift card. In order to be considered an active member of the Cleveland Clinic Patient Panel we ask that you participate in at least three panel studies per year.

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Will I be able to select the types of surveys in which I participate?
Yes. In the member profile, when you tell us about your lifestyle and interests, we will use that information to send you surveys that fit your preferences.

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How long will I remain on the panel?
You may remain on the panel as long as you choose to participate in at least three surveys per year. Members may remove themselves from the panel by sending an e-mail request to support@clevelandclinicpanel.org.

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How do members receive information about the survey topics they complete?
Certain study results will be sent through newsletters and available on the Announcements section of the Cleveland Clinic Patient Panel member area.

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Will my profile information be sold to other companies?
The Cleveland Clinic Patient Panel information is not sold or distributed to any company. All information is strictly confidential and privacy is guaranteed. Your name will never be sold, exchanged, or distributed to any other party without your express acknowledgement. See our Privacy Policy for complete details.

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