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HealthCarePoint and ViS Research streamline sharing of researcher qualifications

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Austin, Texas-based HealthCarePoint  and ViS Research will connect platforms to improve cost-efficiency in clinical research. The partnership will allow clinical trial planners to quickly access clinical research professionals’ Personal Experience and Training (PET) records through the ViS platform and give clinical research sites access to human resource management systems hosted by HealthCarePoint at no cost.

Sites and clinical researchers will benefit from an efficient way to share their qualifications, while trial planners gain ready access to structured data for compliance and site evaluation for inclusion in trials. HealthCarePoint’s network already holds the qualification records of close to 500,000 healthcare professionals.

Users of ViS’ online feasibility platform (which include most large pharma companies and CROs), will have seamless and quick access to information for site feasibility assessment. The functional integration of these technologies will provide a complete solution to sponsors, CROs, IRB representatives and research associations that need to search, find, retrieve and maintain verifiable information on professional competencies for regulatory compliance purposes.

The collaboration aims to revamp an outdated process still based on questionnaires and numerous silos of stale information. It eliminates the need for cumbersome feasibility questionnaires and it allows professionals to share their portable PET records across the industry. The time spent conducting feasibility assessment and building records drops to hours, instead of months, and researchers save billions per year in time and resources.

“HealthcarePoint’s and ViS’ patent-pending technologies are complementary and have been proven to be a catalyst for cost-efficiency in this industry,” said Al O.Pacino, president of HealthCarePoint. “Empowering researchers to exchange and dynamically share information in real time through permission-based networks will improve efficiency, compliance and competitiveness. The rapid adoption we are seeing indicates that our industry is ready to move beyond ‘silo’ models and into global collaborative environments.”

“Society wins when medical researchers focus less on paperwork and more on patients,” said Fabio Thiers, M.D., Ph.D., CEO of ViS Research. “This collaboration revamps the site feasibility assessment process. Trial planners do not have an efficient way to access and make sense of the information about locations, sites and investigators. Now they have a better option.”

HealthCarePoint is a private organization focused on creating and establishing professional user-based tools and business-to-business networking technologies. ViS Research (ViS) is an analytics company whose online site feasibility platform transforms how locations, sites and investigators are evaluated for inclusion in clinical trials.

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