Exco InTouch granted U.S. patent for mDNA technology
Exco InTouch, a provider of digital patient engagement and data capture solutions for clinical research and healthcare providers, has been granted a U.S. Patent corresponding to its mDNA technology. mDNA is an automated management tool that identifies, distributes and manages patients and their mobile device interactivity in clinical and healthcare programs.
mDNA provides study managers, sponsors and healthcare providers with effective control over the environment in which patients interact with mobile data capture services, thereby offering device management benefits for traditional, fully provisioned clinical trials. In addition, by managing each patients’ interactions within defined parameters, mDNA overcomes the perceived barriers to the adoption of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) in clinical trial and healthcare settings. Through its ability to identify the patient device in use and manage the system response accordingly, mDNA ensures consistency of display and content in a BYOD environment, thereby enhancing the familiarity and usability of mobile technology for each participant.
In addition to these patient centered benefits, mDNA facilitates the remote maintenance and update of eCOA (electronic Clinical Outcome Assessments) and ePRO (electronic Patient Reported Outcomes) solutions. Furthermore, mDNA manages and protects personally identifiable information (PII), creating unique identifiers for each user and removing the requirement for PII to be stored within the system. This provides confidence in the management of data which is fully compliant with data security and regulatory guidelines including E.U. data protection, Safe Harbor and HIPAA.