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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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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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How I Became an eCOS Convert: One Data Manager’s True Story

[fa icon='calendar'] May 8, 2015 10:30:00 AM / by James Kahl posted in EDC, edc adoption, data management

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Like you, I used to run studies.  And in the days before EDC it could be really painful. 

When I was a Study Manager and a Data Manager for a large medical device company, we used carbon-based CRFs. We’d manage discrepancies by communicating through fax.  Randomizations would be through a batch of envelopes sent to the sites. Inevitably, they’d open the wrong envelope, get the wrong randomization assignment, and you’d scramble to correct things.  It was a mess, but that’s how things were run back in the day.

The industry has definitely evolved from those days. We eventually started using EDC systems, but they always underwhelmed me.  

Then I saw eClinicalOS (eCOS) and I fell in love. I knew right away that the system would make my life easier in so many ways. 

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Three Steps In Choosing Your Next EDC Solution

[fa icon='calendar'] Mar 10, 2015 1:59:13 PM / by Amy Young posted in Industry Insights, EDC, edc adoption

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The Top Line:

  • Reach out to the industry to learn about available systems.
  • System pricing runs the range, as do productivity savings.
  • Full-featured product demonstrations let you drive before you buy.

When it comes to selecting an EDC provider, your choice will depend on a range of factors and needs. Usage requirements to efficiently perform the functions and tasks required for successful project delivery, and your budget, will be prominent decision points. But where to start? 

Even with the plug-and-play operability of SaaS systems, three steps can guide your assessment and help shorten the time between thinking about system vendor options and executing your first study

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The Seven Deadly Sins to Avoid in EDC Adoption

[fa icon='calendar'] Feb 25, 2015 4:54:49 PM / by Amy Young posted in Industry Insights, EDC, edc adoption

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The Top Line:

  • Easily prevented mistakes can delay realizing EDC’s benefits
  • Effective EDC adoption requires careful planning and a step-by-step strategy
  • Adopting best practices can blunt seven common EDC missteps

Picture this: Your organization just selected a killer EDC platform, and you are ready to build and launch your first study. Your team’s been trained, the logins and passwords are set, and everyone’s primed to get this puppy up and running. Greater efficiencies, bigger savings and faster trials are just around the corner!!

Unless, of course, they’re not.

Thing is, we’re all human, and we all make mistakes from time to time. Mistakes executing your first few EDC studies are not out of the realm of possibility, and those mistakes can delay realizing the system’s benefits (and cause massive frustration across the research team).

But with a little planning and preparation, you can sidestep the most common potholes of moving from paper to Cloud-based studies. Avoid these “Seven Deadly Sins of EDC Adoption,” and you’ll find yourself up and running at full EDC speed in a matter of weeks instead spinning your wheels in a roadside ditch.

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