Data Visualizations for Star Wars

posted on 4th January 2016 in Data Talk

Like millions of other kids who grew up in the ‘70s and early ‘80s, I share my love of all things Star Wars with my millennial kids. We counted down the days until opening weekend, when we had tickets to see The Force Awakens. While my daughters, son and I prepared to spend the days […]

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Let’s Bring Them Home!

posted on 22nd December 2015 in Data Talk

For the past twelve years, I have volunteered each Christmas to play the role of Santa in the children’s wing of Massachusetts General at their holiday party. Three of us share this role and the instructions we receive from the hospital are to make sure not to promise the patients that anything they ask for […]

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Clinical Data Management from the Ground Up

posted on 17th December 2015 in Data Talk

From both a business and ethical perspective, involving the clinical data management (CDM) team during the beginning stages of drug development has a number of benefits. The core product from any clinical trial is the data you reap from your team’s research. Managing the collection, cleaning and analysis of clinical trial data is quite a […]

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A New Generation of Wearable Devices for Clinical Trials

posted on 3rd December 2015 in Data Talk

Everyone is well aware of the consumer wearable devices such as the Apple Watch, Fitbit and other activity trackers to wear on your wrist. Aside from wristwatches, it’s been hard for wearable devices designed for other parts of the body to gain traction among the public. For example, the once spectacular Google Glass now seems […]

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CDISC International Interchange 2015 in Chicago

posted on 20th November 2015 in Data Talk

This year, the Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC) celebrated its 15-year anniversary at the International Interchange 2015 event in Chicago! The conference was held last week from November 9 – 13, with the theme, “Smarter Research to Unlock Cures.” At the Interchange this year, there were numerous healthcare-driven presentations and open panel discussions featuring medical […]

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The Impact of Wearable Devices on Clinical Trials

posted on 5th November 2015 in Data Talk

From Google X revealing a smartwatch designed for clinical trial use to the growing number Apple ResearchKit based trials, mobile technology and wearable devices are popular topics of discussion among life science professionals. There’s a prevailing idea that the technology people use every day can be utilized to provide real-world data for researchers and make […]

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Centralized Monitoring Ensures Clinical Operations Quality

posted on 29th October 2015 in Data Talk

Clinical development is time consuming and expensive. It can be challenging to enhance quality due to increased complexities with clinical trials. Quality can be a vague concept as it applies to conducting clinical trials. Thankfully, we have set standards to judge clinical quality, Good Clinical Practice (GCP). While the regulations and guidance set by GCP are exhaustive, there […]

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How to Prioritize the CDR Implementation Process

posted on 22nd October 2015 in Data Talk

Since a clinical data repository is a business critical platform, you need to get it up and running quickly! Over the last few weeks, we’ve been discussing various topics about clinical data repository platforms, their benefits and the implementation process. Today, we’re continuing with that theme, but specifically discussing which data types you should prioritize […]

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Two Key Advantages of a Next Generation Clinical Data Repository

posted on 15th October 2015 in Data Talk

While there are numerous advantages to implementing a clinical data repository into your organization, there are two main advantages that stand out the most. The first major advantage is improved reporting and analysis capabilities. The second is a sea of usable data you can use to make important business decisions. Today, the team at eClinical Solutions […]

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Helpful Tips For Clinical Data Repository Implementation

posted on 8th October 2015 in Data Talk

A Clinical Data Repository (CDR) allows for the ideal data management process during any given clinical trial. We went over the benefits early adopters see in order to justify bigger costs and longer implementation times in our last blog. However, the early adoption phase for CDR technology is over. The next generation of clinical data repositories […]

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