The Business Intelligence Group has announced that Clinerion has been recognized as a Finalist in their annual Stratus Awards for Cloud Computing. The organization sought to identify the companies, products and people that are offering unique solutions that take advantage of cloud technologies.
Clinerion’s Patient Recruitment System (PRS) uses a hybrid cloud infrastructure to search patients’ electronic health records and identify eligible candidates for clinical research. PRS increases the efficiency of the clinical trial process by enabling patient search and selection of sites with real and complete information (no randomness, or guesswork) and it generates more trials (and revenues) for hospitals due to speed of result and quality of identified patients. The particular strategic competitive advantages arising from the use of cloud computing for PRS are in the areas of patient privacy and data security, and scalability and flexibility.
“Adding another hospital to Clinerion’s network is as easy as adding another virtual PRS Node,” said Andreas Walter, CTO of Clinerion. “We can easily scale the overall system to support and process queries over millions of data records. And as there is no direct inbound connection from the PRS Cloud to the PRS Nodes, the system is very secure. The PRS Nodes cannot be hacked for patient data. Patient data—pseudonymized, in any case—stays on local intranets and only report data are sent from the PRS Nodes to the PRS Cloud.”
“Congratulations to the entire Clinerion team for helping accelerate adoption of the cloud and for working to make all of our lives a little richer,” said Russ Fordyce, managing director of the Business Intelligence Group. “The cloud is dominating the technology industry and we do not see any markers for that trend not continuing.”
“This award recognizes the work our team has put into creating an infrastructure that works,” said Ulf Claesson, CEO of Clinerion. “PRS is a working system that is productive, robust and scalable because we built it right—using cloud technology.”