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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

Topics: Release Notes, Merge eClinical, clinical research, training, smart reporting

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

coffee-desk-laptop-notebook.jpgAttention 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.

NEW Smart Reports Module

No matter how strong your electronic data capture (EDC) system, how experienced your team or how well-designed your trial, the study will fall short of success if the data can’t be thoroughly analyzed, reported and interpreted.

That’s where Smart Reports comes in.

Powered by SAS Visual Analytics (VA), the new Smart Reports module creates single-study and cross-study reports that help you draw better visual and logical conclusions across data sets. Even better, you can do it all without leaving eClinicalOS, because Smart Reports is fully integrated into the platform. With a single sign-on, you can harness the power of SAS VA without having to leave eCOS and export data back into it. The Smart Reports data warehouse refreshes the system every 30 minutes, giving you valuable insights into all of your clinical data, metadata and audit-trail data. Plus, customized role permissions help ensure that the right EDC users have access to the right reports.

Learn more about Smart Reports here.


WalkMe Training Tool Integration

WalkMe is a library of guided software tutorials. Each online tour provides navigation advice and practical examples of commonly-performed tasks in the EDC.

WalkME sits on top of eClinicalOS in order to guide users through tasks in the system. During the tour, a pop-up window with text describes a navigation step, and when the user clicks the 'Next' button, the next screen in the sequence appears.

The tool also allows Merge to supply your study with any newly added WalkMe tutorials  based on the modules that are relevant to your study. For example, if a new tutorial has been created for Endpoint Adjudication, and EAM is enabled in your study, you will get a notification about the updated training the next time you log in.

WalkME is great for training and can be revisited anytime you want to refresh your knowledge. Contact your account manager to find out how to get WalkME for your users. 


User Interface Updates

Several areas of the system are being updated to create a consistent look and feel across eClinicalOS. These changes do not impact functionality, and will be most notable on the Team and EDC Landing Pages, Medical Coding, and My Profile.

Need assistance?

If you have questions or concerns about the impact of the update on your studies, please contact our technical support team (available 24/7/365).

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• Toll Free: (888) 500-4247
• Local: (919) 653-3400

Need a demo?

If you would like a brief demonstration of the new features, please contact your account manager or our Inside Sales Director Bruce Avery at

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