New effort underway to automate patient reporting for clinical trials
Green Circle Health and Integrated Clinical Solutions are collaborating on a solution to enhance clinical trials by providing a bidirectional approach that will enable the secure communication of patient-reported data to a trial sponsor or agent.
Integrated Clinical Solutions creates software exclusively for clinical trial organizations. Green Circle Health provides a platform that is a family EHR that facilitates remote monitoring, collection and distribution of medical records and coaching to eliminate unnecessary visits or delayed treatments.
Through this strategic partnership, GCH’s platform will serve as a patient-to-provider communications gateway that will integrate with Integrated Clinical’s Perform, a collaborative, web-based suite that combines the primary functions of electronic data capture and clinical trial management systems to streamline trial operations management for sponsors, contract research organizations and investigative site personnel.
The companies said the integrated solution gives more control of their information, while ensuring the clinical trial results and records remain accurate and confidential as physicians interact with the subjects of their respective studies.
“The adoption of patient-reported outcomes (PRO) in the clinical trial environment has moved at a glacial pace, primarily due to the regulations intended to protect the participants’ information,” said Peter Armerding, founder and president of Integrated Clinical. “Integrating the GCH Platform with Perform provides a controlled gateway to exchange patient medical records and trial outcomes that will speed PRO adoption, while respecting those regulatory protocols that are successfully protecting patient privacy.”
“With growth of home medical devices, remote monitoring technologies and the adoption of digitized health records, patients are able to effectively report their outcomes,” said Dinesh Sheth, founder and CEO of Green Circle Health. “The integration of the GCH platform brings that convenience and compliance to CTMS and EDC, improving adherence to trial protocol and increasing the success of clinical trials.”