Technology Solutions

IBM, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to research chronic diseases with cognitive computing

Friday, May 19, 2017

IBM and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute announced the creation of the new Center for Health Empowerment by Analytics, Learning, and Semantics (HEALS). Located on the Rensselaer campus, the HEALS center is a five-year collaborative research effort aimed at researching how the application of advanced cognitive computing capabilities can help people to understand and improve their own health conditions.

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Bracket launches cloud-based version of SmartSupplies

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Bracket, a clinical trial technology and specialty services provider, launched a cloud-based service for SmartSupplies, its clinical trial inventory management software suite. This launch marks the first hosted solution of SmartSupplies since Bracket’s acquisition of CLINapps in 2016 and is applicable to all modules of the SmartSupplies suite.

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DrugDev, Informa partner to integrate investigator data with Spark

Friday, May 12, 2017

DrugDev and Citeline, part of Informa’s Pharma Intelligence vertical, announced that the two companies have integrated data from Citeline’s Trialtrove and Sitetrove intelligence platforms with the DrugDev Spark unified clinical operations suite. Indexing information captured by Citeline on more than 390,000 investigators across over 265,000 trials in more than 170 countries to the industry-standard DrugDev Golden Number adds significantly to the amount of information available for study planning and site identification through DrugDev Spark.

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AG Mednet launches endpoint adjudication technology Judi for data quality

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

AG Mednet continues its drive to advance clinical trials with the launch of Judi, a comprehensive electronic endpoint adjudication system to manage workflow and ensure data quality. Judi helps sponsors and CROs manage clinical events from trigger to final adjudication in pharmaceutical, biologic and medical device clinical trials. This product capitalizes on AG Mednet’s experience delivering software in support of zero-delay clinical trials. AG Mednet is a specialized, electronic data collection and submission service dedicated to increasing data quality and reducing queries in clinical trials.

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ERT acquires imaging solution from Cleveland Clinic

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

ERT, a global data and technology company that minimizes uncertainty and risk in clinical trials, acquired ImageIQ, originally established as Cleveland Clinic’s Biomedical Imaging and Analysis Center. The acquisition enables ERT to offer advanced, end-to-end clinical trial imaging analysis using best-in-class technology that delivers compliant data for use in clinical development.

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IBM uses Big Data to develop new strategies to help address Ebola

Friday, May 5, 2017

IBM has used big data analytics to assess the impact of infected animal carriers, or an animal reservoir, in the spread of the Ebola virus in a way not been previously done for earlier disease models. Direct contact with the infected animal—most likely a bat or large snake—whether by touching or eating it—can cause the disease to enter the human population, and then spread.

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Survey: High-performing medical groups embrace new technology, value-based care

Thursday, May 4, 2017

As healthcare continues to experience tremendous change, medical groups that proactively embrace a patient-centric, value-based approach to practice management are outperforming those following the status quo, according to the 2017 Practice Performance Index (PPI). CareCloud, a platform for high-performance medical groups, collaborated with UBM Medica to conduct the PPI study examining the issues affecting the financial and operational performance of U.S. medical practices.

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