IBM Clinical Development Blog

"So why is IBM at OCT Southeast?": We are SO glad you asked!

[fa icon='calendar'] Mar 30, 2017 10:16:47 AM / by Douglas Weatherhead posted in medical coding, clinical trials, clinical research, Merge Healthcare, IBM, cognitive technology, Merge, an IBM Company, IBM Clinical Development, Watson Health, IBM Watson Health, cognitive computing, Truven, Explorys, Cognitive Era

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Of all the questions we heard as a sponsor of last week’s Outsourcing in Clinical Trials Southeast conference, that was definitely the most frequent.

And it’s perfectly understandable. Because while IBM has worked in healthcare for more than half a century (we developed the first pediatric medical record in the 1960s), most of that work has been “behind the scenes” supporting the use of technology in tens of thousands of hospitals, health systems and research organizations worldwide.

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Join IBM to learn best practices in conducting patient-centric trials

[fa icon='calendar'] Mar 27, 2017 11:29:01 AM / by Dianne Chatterton posted in clinical trials, ePro, clinical research, Conferences, IBM, electronic patient reported outcomes, Merge, an IBM Company, IBM Clinical Development, IBM Watson Health, patient centricity, patient centric, patient engagement

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Thought leaders from industry and patient-advocacy groups to share methods to optimize trials through stronger patient relationships at national conference.

Patient Centricity, the drive to better align the needs and expectations of both patient and researcher in a clinical trial, is among today’s most important industry issues. Advanced technologies such as smartphones, wearable devices and embedded sensors can help researchers enhance the quality of patient relationships and the timeliness and accuracy of patient-reported data.

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Watson Health proudly announces the launch of IBM Clinical Development

[fa icon='calendar'] Mar 22, 2017 2:15:32 PM / by Douglas Weatherhead

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New chapter in clinical research opens with March 30 webinar

Since the first recorded clinical trial some 2,500 years ago, researchers have been hampered by challenges that can make success an elusive target. Whether it’s recruitment struggles, constant protocol revisions, ever-shifting regulations, corrupt data, tight timelines or countless other hurdles, a clinical trial is too often a trial in and of itself.

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Introducing "My Clinical Diary": A NEW Mobile ePRO App

[fa icon='calendar'] Nov 11, 2016 3:29:15 PM / by Dianne Chatterton posted in ePro, mobile, electronic patient reported outcomes, mobile app

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IBM Clinical Development introduces mobile app to help you connect better with patients 

No matter how well-designed a trial may be, if study subjects find it hard or inconvenient to log their data, its success is in doubt.

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IBM Clinical Development Helps South African Researchers Learn About New Data Technology

[fa icon='calendar'] Aug 2, 2016 5:00:00 AM / by Amy Young posted in clinical trials, South Africa, clinical systems, cognitive technology

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Last year, IBM Clinical Development leaders traveled to South Africa to explore new territories for our clinical data solutions. The trip was a great success – even capturing the attention of industry publication Clinical Leader (read the story here.) This year, we're deepening our commitment to the region through an expanded partnership with SACRA (South African Clinical Research Association).

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eClinicalOS v2016.6.0 Release Introduces NEW Smart Reporting Module

[fa icon='calendar'] Jul 19, 2016 9:30:00 AM / by Amy Young posted in Release Notes, Merge eClinical, clinical research, training, smart reporting

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Latest release also includes a new training tool called WalkME and enhancements to user interface

Attention all eCOS users! The release of eClinicalOS v2016.6.0 will occur on Friday, July 29, 2016 between 8:00 pm and 11:00 pm EDT (to reduce potential impact to studies). There will be 3 hours of downtime while the upgrade is made.

This release contains some exciting new enhancements to the platform. Read on for more details.

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You (yes, YOU) can learn to build a clinical study in an EDC platform

[fa icon='calendar'] Jul 15, 2016 10:56:10 AM / by Amy Young posted in EDC, clinical research, clinical data management

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You don't need months and months of training to set up a study in eClinicalOS. Attend our free webinar and learn why.


Building the framework for a study in a cloud-based electronic data capture (EDC) platform used to be difficult and time-consuming. Those days are over, thanks to eClinicalOS. With our easy-to-use interface, anyone on your team can learn to build a clinical study, in record time.

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Going to DIA? See eClinicalOS in Action at Booth 607

[fa icon='calendar'] Jun 20, 2016 10:00:00 AM / by Amy Young posted in EDC, clinical research, DIA

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With 7,500+ attendees and 450+ exhibits, DIA is one of the largest gatherings of life science professionals in the world. With so much going on, you have to plan ahead to manage your time wisely. So we thought we'd help you out by sharing our list of events (Booth #607– just look for the big sign!).

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Learn How to Design a Study with Targeted SDV

[fa icon='calendar'] May 20, 2016 2:04:28 PM / by Amy Young posted in EDC, clinical trials, SDV

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By narrowing your monitoring focus, you can improve overall operations.

Last month, we presented a webinar highlighting one of our new modules: Monitor Management (View the recording here). (And by the way, it was one of our highest-attended webinars of all time!)

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Does Social Media Have a Place in Clinical Trials?

[fa icon='calendar'] May 6, 2016 1:30:00 PM / by Amy Young posted in Merge eClinical, clinical research

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Many Experts Say Yes! (But Caution is Key.)

Social Media has utterly transformed our day-to-day lives. With a few taps on a keyboard, we can follow global brands, keep up with our favorite sports stars or discover something new through a hashtag. Our smartphones and laptops give us access to the world, so why wouldn't we use them in clinical trials?

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