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Bio-Optronics updates Clinical Conductor CTMS

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Bio-Optronics, a global provider of software and services to healthcare and life sciences, has updated Clinical Conductor, a collaborative and configurable CTMS for organizations managing or executing clinical trials. Clinical Conductor was fitted with new features and functionality that provide users with even more capability to connect with other research technologies and further collaborate with research partners to ensure clinical research success.

Clinical Conductor CTMS now contains advanced EMR integration technology, which allows for the seamless transition of patient demographic data from EMR technologies such as EPIC, Cerner, Allscripts and more directly into Clinical Conductor. This integration, done via HL7, eliminates many of the operational inefficiencies and risks associated with duplicate data entry. The HL7 EMR integration also helps research organizations simplify their patient recruitment and enrollment.

Monitoring functionality also has seen updates with the latest Clinical Conductor release. Monitors now have more advanced scheduling capabilities that allow for more dynamic scheduling by displaying many pieces of essential information related to scheduling on-time monitoring visits, such as when locations were last visited. With this, monitors can have improved tracking of adverse events, serious adverse events and protocol deviations in Clinical Conductor. This gives monitors more freedom to quickly add adverse events to their trip report and pull in-depth details on any particular event at any time, and generate printer-friendly reports that consist of individually-selected sections of the trip report.

From there, users can then aggregate trip reports and search for necessary information and quickly attain necessary information required to make decisions. Clinical Conductor provides greater functionality for visit report queries. Now, users can query based on entire trip reports, a particular research site, a particular study or many other variables.

The last major collaborative function of the new Clinical Conductor is SMS messaging for CTMS. This impactful feature gives research organizations the tools to vastly improve patient engagement and retention throughout their active studies. The SMS messaging feature can be set to send automatic visit reminders to patients, as well as messages to providers. Organizations can use SMS messaging to begin the pre-screening process when recruiting interested patients for a new study. The profound impact of SMS messaging via Clinical Conductor ensures fewer missed visits and prompt study completion, saving organizations time and money.

“The research industry is continuing the trend of substantial collaboration throughout the research process, but most CTMS providers lag in facilitating this collaboration,” said Dan Kerpelman, Bio-Optronics president and CEO. “The latest updates in SMS messaging, monitoring and EMR integration increase the already unparalleled depth of collaborative functionality only found in Clinical Conductor CTMS.”

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