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How to Create a Circle

Circles enable two or more inCytes users to share a single observational protocol. Data is seamlessly aggregated, in manners subject to the circle's settings, among all circle members for integrated reporting, benchmarking, team-care and many other use cases.


Begin by selecting Circles in the left-hand navigation. This brings you to your Circle overview screen. Press the blue button + CREATE CIRCLE.

You will have four principal considerations when creating your circle:

  • Name. Pick a specific name that will help your current and prospective circle members differentiate your circle from others.
  • Protected Health Information. If you choose "PHI" you and your circle members will share actual patient cases, including protected health information. This is most useful for team-based care. Choose Non-PHI if you are looking to share de-identified, aggregated clinical data, such as within a registry.
  • Sponsor. You can choose to sponsor, nominate a sponsor, or not sponsor at all, any circle you create. Sponsors use their existing resources to make subscriptions and/or case allotments available to circle members. If no sponsor is assigned, every circle member will be responsible for their own payments.
  • Observational Protocol. This determines the observational protocol to be used by all circle members, helping to standardize all aggregated cases.
  • Observational Protocols can be circle-specific and subscriber-specific, so it's up to you to decide whether to use the protocol that the other circle members use or to create your own (based on the common circle protocol).
  • Treatment/Indication. Every circle has an associated pathology (indication) and treatment.  

inCytes "Search Hacks" to Simplify Your Circle Creation Process:

  • Use # (hashtag) + any keyword of the topic of your interest to find the observational protocol, pathology, or treatment. This is useful in situations where the search word is not in the title but is in the description.
  • When searching in a language other than English,  just enter #it for Italian, #sp  for Spanish, #ru for Russian, #fr for French.

When ready, press CREATE CIRCLE.

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