Greenphire has formed an exclusive strategic partnership with the clinical trials division of Merge Healthcare to offer integrated functionality between Merge’s EDC technology and Greenphire’s eClinicalGPS site and vendor payment management technology.
The integrated EDC and payment technology offering will enable both companies' pharmaceutical, medical device and CRO clients to further automate and centrally track all clinical payments on a global basis.
The functionality will streamline implementation processes and create additional efficiencies for clients, enabling users to automate research site and clinical vendor payments in local currency through Greenphire's centralized, global web-based payment engine.
It will also streamline setup times, decrease sponsor, site and CRO administrative burdens on an on-going basis, reduce payment administration costs and timelines, and increase site satisfaction. Centrally automating global clinical payments will significantly reduce costs for both sponsors and CROs by electronically automating what have historically been multi-step and manual payment administration processes.
To date, Merge is already using the integrated functionality to execute three different projects, with several more planned for 2012.