Simponi Aria Utilization Patterns and Patient Characteristics in Rheumatoid Arthritis


Enrollment: CLOSED


Study Purpose – Examining Patient Demographic, Clinical, and Utilization Characteristics


The overall purpose of this study is to characterize patient demographics and assess the patterns of use for the newest anti-TNF biologic for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, Simponi Aria (the intravenous formulation of golimumab). This study will be one of the first assessments of this recently approved (July 2013) intravenous biologic on the treatment of RA, and is expected to more thoroughly define the characteristics of RA patients using Simponi Aria.


Study Design – Retrospective Chart Review


Health Analytics is recruiting physicians and physician practices who treat RA patients with Simponi Aria (minimum requirement of one infusion).  Charts provided by physicians by e-mail, fax, or secure FTP, or on-site at physician practices are reviewed by Health Analytics’ team of Data Capture Technicians who extract important data, such as treatment history and lab results. No personally identifiable health information is collected for this study.

There is no intervention in patient medication or treatment regimen associated with this study. Financial compensation is available for all participating physicians or physician practices.


Enrollment - CLOSED


This study has been completed and officially closed. This study has been approved by the Essex Institutional Review Board.


Study sites must meet the following requirements:

  • Ability to provide at least 1 patient chart that meets criteria

    • Diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (ICD-9 CM 714.x)

    • Treatment with Simponi Aria

    • Aged 18 years or older

    • Absence of pregnancy

  • Minimal administrative support for access to charts

  • If uncomfortable sending charts, space in the office for technicians to work


Health Analytics staff will coordinate receipt of the patient charts and the project will not impact the day to day activities of practice staff. Financial compensation is available to all participating physicians or physician practices.



If you have any questions about this study or similar upcoming chart reviews please contact Health Analytics:

Amelia Blackwood

Research Assistant

P. (410) 997-3314 x111

F. (410) 997-4545


9200 Rumsey Rd

Suite 215

Columbia, MD 21045


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