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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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More Executives Choose to Migrate Studies Off Questionable Data Platforms

[fa icon='calendar'] Mar 28, 2016 1:50:26 PM / by Amy Young posted in EDC, eclinical systems, data migration

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Are you concerned about the financial viability of your current EDC vendor? Perhaps you should be. 

 
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Employing Millennials? You Need Up-to-Date eClinical Technology

[fa icon='calendar'] Jan 18, 2016 10:00:00 AM / by Amy Young posted in EDC, employee turnover, eclinical systems

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The "iGeneration" expects the latest tech at work 

In the past decade, electronic data capture (EDC) technology has proven its ability to fuel quantum leaps in the efficiency, quality and safety of research organizations’ work and, in turn, the quality of therapies and devices brought to patients. EDC software accelerates speed-to-market because researchers can identify and act on opportunities to pivot more quickly when data indicate. 

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Modern Digital Automation: Good Thing or Bad Thing?

[fa icon='calendar'] Nov 11, 2015 10:47:44 AM / by Amy Young posted in EDC, clinical trials, Randomization, Endpoint Adjudication, automation, digital data management

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Everything these days is becoming automated, thanks to advances in digital technology. But is more technology always good thing? Here's a brief look at the pros and cons of selected digital technologies – with a special focus on clinical research. 

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The Meteoric Rise of (Electronic) Endpoint Adjudication

[fa icon='calendar'] Nov 5, 2015 10:00:00 AM / by Amy Young posted in Applied Clinical Trials, clinical trials, Endpoint Adjudication

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Endpoint Adjudication (EA) is having a bit of a moment. 

EA isn't a new concept, really. As long as there have been endpoints in clinical trials, there has been a need to resolve events related to safety and efficacy – and provide standardized endpoint outcomes for those all-important statistical analyses. 

What IS changing, however, is the way EA is performed. What used to be a very manual, time-consuming process is being transformed – along with everything else in our day and age – by the internet (and more specifically, the cloud). Electronic endpoint adjudication is gaining in popularity, quickly. 

Just last week, Applied Clinical Trials put out a call for input on a new survey designed to evaluate the impact of technology on Endpoint Adjudication processes. In their post, they call Endpoint Adjudication "an emerging field" that is "relatively new, but rapidly gaining traction." They also point out that "the adoption of endpoint adjudication as a business process and operational concept seems to be widely unknown and rarely spoken about in the industry." Interesting. We'll be watching this survey closely!

It goes without saying that we're big believers in the power of technology to gain efficiencies in clinical trials.  eCOS has a robust, well-established EA module that's unique in the industry - and we've been offering it for more than 10 years!  Our customers consistently tell us they love it. So much so that 90% of the world's top adjudication centers now use our solution

When you compare paper-based EA processes to digital, the benefits are clear. Check out how much electronic technology can cut timelines in this detailed chart: 

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