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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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New Release: eClinicalOS v2016.2.0, Coming March 4

[fa icon='calendar'] Feb 18, 2016 12:02:00 PM / by Sean Farres posted in Release Notes, advanced expression editor, EDC, System Update, Update

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We are pleased to announce the release of Merge eClinicalOS v2016.2.0 on Friday, March 4, 2016.

This release includes updates to the Advanced Expression Editor as well as some enhancements to existing tools.

Here are a few highlights of the upcoming release:

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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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Yes, You CAN Learn to Build Your Own Study Database (We'll Show You!)

[fa icon='calendar'] Nov 3, 2015 10:00:00 AM / by Greg Pack posted in CRO, clinical data management

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eCOS Study Build Program Puts YOU in The Driver's Seat 
"Clinical research is all about control – and those who choose careers in this industry want to retain as much control over a project as possible. eClinicalOS plays very nicely with this ideal given that it encourages those working with it (programming, conducting UAT, cleaning, etc.) to become self-sufficient."  
-Matt Dickason, Managing Director, Renaissance Associates* 
With trial costs at an all-time high, every minute of every day has a dollar amount tagged to it – and building out a study in a data management platform can be extremely time-consuming. So instead of paying other companies to build databases, what if  you could have someone trained in-house who can do it for you? That’s both productive and smart.

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8 Signs You're With the Wrong Clinical Data Software Provider

[fa icon='calendar'] Oct 27, 2015 10:00:00 AM / by Amy Young posted in edc adoption, Switching EDC, clinical data management, clinical systems

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Some time ago, you decided to switch from paper to an eClinical system. But now that you've been with that provider for a while, does your relationship feel a bit...strained?  

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IBM Closes Deal to Acquire Merge Healthcare

[fa icon='calendar'] Oct 13, 2015 1:58:00 PM / by Amy Young posted in Merge eClinical, clinical trials, Merge Healthcare, acquisition, clinical systems, IBM

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Merge to become part of IBM’s new Watson Health business unit

Armonk, NY and CHICAGO – 13 Oct, 2015: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Merge Healthcare Incorporated, a leading provider of medical image handling and processing, interoperability and clinical systems. Under terms of the $1 billion transaction, Merge shareholders will receive $7.13 per share in cash.

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Big News: eClinicalOS + IBM Watson!

[fa icon='calendar'] Aug 14, 2015 2:32:11 PM / by Amy Young posted in Merge eClinical, eclinical systems, IBM

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eClinicalOS Welcomes Watson!

The hallways at eClinicalOS headquarters are positively buzzing this week! Why the fuss? Well, we just got some VERY exciting news about our future. (We think you’ll find it to be great news, too!)  

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Chinese FDA Tightens Regulatory Controls on Trial Data

[fa icon='calendar'] Aug 5, 2015 3:15:00 PM / by Amy Young posted in Regulations, China

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Compliance with self-inspection mandate required by August 25th

The China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) is making a push to ensure the accuracy of clinical trial data and drug quality (as well as proper record-keeping) for its 1,622 currently pending drug registration applications. This includes both imported and local drugs. 

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