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Jumpstarting eConsent With Collaboration, Self-Authoring

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Clinical Research News | For nearly 15 years now, study sponsors have had the option of making the informed consent process a multimedia experience for patients rather than a static paper form to be signed. Clinical research publications have been writing about the virtues of electronic informed consent (eConsent) for years, and the technology is broadly accepted even in the most tightly regulated regions of the world.

Patients At Center Of Fast-Growing Health Information Exchange

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Clinical Research News | It is well known that patients empowered to take actions to manage their health and care are healthier patients who can save payers and providers money. That's why the Utah Health Information Network is running one of the few health information exchanges (HIEs) with a patient portal designed to give individuals access and control over their data to keep them involved and informed about their own healthcare.

Movement Underway To Include Pregnant Women In Research

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Clinical Research News | Researchers have long believed that ethics generally precludes conducting clinical studies with pregnant women, which also spares investigators the administrative burden of their involvement. A recent movement, however, is shining a light on the consequences this approach has on expectant mothers in the real world.

Clinical Research News Welcomes 2019 European Innovation Awards Entries

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Clinical Research News | Clinical Research News is accepting entries for the 2019 Clinical Research News European Innovation Awards competition.

AI For Clinical Trials All Smoke and Mirrors

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Clinical Research News | The problem with applying artificial intelligence in healthcare is twofold—innovation is antithetical to the corporate culture and data is viewed as the provenance of the IT department, according to Ron Williams, founder and CEO of Business Evolution. For all the talk about AI at industry conferences, most vociferously by vendors in the exhibition hall, the technology has made next to no inroads in the real world, he says.

Verantos Announces Collaboration With Amgen On Real World Evidence

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Clinical Research News Brief | Verantos announced a collaboration with Amgen focused on the use of advanced data sources and artificial intelligence (AI) to achieve high-accuracy observational studies.

Amazon Alexa Is Now HIPAA-Compliant

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STAT | Amazon unveiled software on Thursday that allows health care companies to build Alexa voice tools capable of securely transmitting private patient information, a move that opens the door to a broad array of uses in homes and hospitals.

Digitization Promises Improved Outcomes In Clinical Research Space

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Clinical Research News | Increasingly, the acquisition and digital analysis of health-related measurements is gaining merit in the clinical setting with the promise that artificial intelligence will increase the strength of diagnosis, prediction, and therapeutic efficacy.

Forte, Saama, N-SIDE, And More: News From March 2019

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Clinical Research News | March was full of exciting news in the clinical trial and healthcare community, including partnerships, products, and promotions from Forte, Saama, N-SIDE, and more.

Patient-Centric HIE Could Be A Reality In 2021

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Clinical Research News | The website of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology talks a fair amount about consumer-mediated health information exchange (HIE). The trouble is, there’s no sign of its existence in the real world.

Khine Laboratory Uses Children’s Toy For Asthma Research

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Clinical Research News | Researchers at the Khine Laboratory are using Shrinky Dinks to analyze respiration monitoring and developed a wearable sensor that measures both respiration rate and volume with high fidelity simultaneously.

GeneMatch Registers 76,000 Alzheimer’s Research Volunteers

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Clinical Research News | An innovative at-home program that recruits and refers healthy individuals for Alzheimer’s Disease clinical trials nationwide is sharing its design, program results, and participant feedback for the first time with the scientific community.

How Mount Sinai Placed A Clinical Trial In The Palm Of Your Hand

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Clinical Research News | With the help of Apple’s ResearchKit, Mount Sinai was able to release their Asthma Mobile Health study app, enabling them to a clinical observational study in its entirety using a smartphone.

The Impact Of Algorithmic-Enhanced Care

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Clinical Research News | Algorithms are changing clinical care. True AI—neural networks—will play a role, but less sophisticated algorithms are already powering dramatic improvements.

Pulling Value Out Of Data With Natural Language Processing

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Clinical Research News | Natural language processing is the preferred means for a growing number of cancer centers, including the City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, to turn unstructured and structured text into smart data by developing workflows automating the capture of information useful for downstream clinical research—reducing to nanoseconds what would have taken hours to do manually.

The State Of Study Startup: 4 Key Themes

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Clinical Research News | A recent study reveals that contract research organizations, while outperforming clinical trial sponsors on multiple fronts, are still struggling when it comes to site performance and overall satisfaction.

Blockchain’s Potential In Clinical Research

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Clinical Research News | Clinical research is a complex process involving various actors where trust, data sharing, security, and visibility need to be established from clinical trial participants, physicians, researchers, service providers, sponsors, and regulators. This is where blockchain comes in.

Data-Driven Clinical Research: What We’ll Be Watching At Bio-IT World 2019

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Clinical Research News | As clinical trials gather more data from wearables, patient-reported outcomes, and real-world evidence in addition to traditional streams, systems for managing and using those data are becoming top priority. At the Bio-IT World Conference & Expo there are a host of sessions exploring how this is being done. The Clinical Research News editorial staff is busy marking our programs for the week. 

Innovation, Quality & Expertise: Keys to the Post-Brexit Clinical Landscape

| Clinical Research News Contributed Commentary | Brexit has, and will continue to have, a profound impact on clinical trials in the UK and throughout Europe. While no one can know precisely what that long-term impact will be, pharma companies must be ready to adjust quickly.

FDA Commissioner Gottlieb Resigns

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Washington Post | FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, who used his post to tackle difficult public health issues from youth vaping to opioid addiction resigned Tuesday, effective in about a month.

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