Eurotrials, a privately owned CRO focused in the Europe and Latin America markets, has selected Merge Healthcare, a provider of enterprise imaging, interoperability and clinical systems that seek to advance healthcare, as its technology partner to focus on expanding its presence in Europe and the Latin American market.
Merge will create a data center in Brazil to serve Eurotrials’ researchers in the region and train them as certified providers of the company’s solution, Merge eClinicalOS (eCOS), a unified platform utilizing a pay-as-you-go, self-run environment to manage and run studies.
Maria Queiroz, global CEO with Eurotrials, said the integration of functions such as embedded translation, automatic medical coding and electronic patient reported outcomes in eCOS significantly boosts her firm’s ability to manage studies across borders seamlessly. “And the fact that eCOS empowers data managers with no programming experience to design studies on their own is extraordinarily valuable,” she said.
Justin Dearborn, CEO of Merge, said, “A key strategy for us is penetrating markets where advanced clinical study management technologies such as eCOS are not yet commonplace.”