Medidata, a NewYork-based global provider of cloud-based solutions for clinical research in life sciences, and global CRO Icon have formed a joint initiative designed to bring new efficiencies to the administration of electronic patient-reported outcomes (ePROs) in clinical trials. The new offering provides sponsors with an ePRO solution that reduces costs, saves time and enhances patient engagement.
Medidata Patient Cloud, an ePRO solution for patient-centric data capture, significantly simplifies trial setup through its configurable interface with the Medidata Clinical Cloud. Icon brings ready-to-go, pre-validated patient input instruments for fast clinical trial deployment. These productivity enhancements, combined with the Patient Cloud interface available as a mobile app, create a solution for capturing patient input in clinical research.
Available on any iOS device and automatically unified with Medidata’s platform, Patient Cloud provides electronic patient questionnaire and diary functionality in a model that simplifies the setup process, freeing research organizations from custom software and proprietary devices. Medidata is simplifying the data capture and patient participation processes at a time when capturing the patient voice is becoming increasingly important.
Glen de Vries, Medidata’s president, said, “Together, we’re changing how the industry conducts clinical trials by making ePROs applicable to a wider array of studies, reducing the work required to use them and eliminating pain points such as equivalencies and other complicated processes.”