Posts Tagged ‘Electronic Health Records’

Will Digital Healthcare Technology Disrupt Independent Physicians

Why fear change? Change is good and has developed the world into what it is today. Change partners with adaptation, to promote a new way of doing things. However, is change in the healthcare industry putting independent physicians at risk? With the increased usage of digital healthcare technology, will the independent physician still be able […]

FDA Draft Guidance: Using EHR Data In Clinical Trials

We’ve talked a lot in this blog about the use of electronic health records (EHRs) in clinical trials. Recently, my colleague wrote about it on our healthcare blog, so, I thought I would share her post with my pharma and CRO friends. While our previous posts focused on the use of EHR for subject recruitment […]

FDA: Health Data Interoperability Key to Clinical Trial Success

The Food and Drug Administration has issued a draft guidance stating that in order to see the highest success, clinical trial leaders must use electronic health records (EHR) that promote health data interoperability. In the draft guidance entitled Use of Electronic Health Record Data in Clinical Investigations, the FDA indicated that health data interoperability may […]

Researchers Are Scouring EHR And FAERS Data For Safety Signals

  Patients who are being treated for diseases, such as cancer, often require multiple drugs to manage their conditions. For example, patients are often prescribed drugs that treat the actual disease, while others are meant to manage side effects from those drugs. Many of these patients can probably attest to inquiring about or doing their […]

Trending: Using EHR Data To Determine Site/Study Feasibility

  According to an article in Clinical Leader that featured Bayer Healthcare’s VP Global Strategy & Development Advisor, by evaluating certain criteria against patient populations, electronic health record (EHR) systems can help sponsors determine trial feasibility and shape better study protocols. This can reduce the number of amendments, which can cost anywhere from $300,000 to […]

PAREXEL To Leverage Optum’s Real World Data In Clinical Studies

  If there’s a time for pharmaceutical and medical device companies to seek more real world data as evidence to support their medical products, that time is now. Real world data, which is the data generated in settings such as routine doctor visits and hospital stays, is often found in electronic health records (EHR) and […]

Determining Clinical Trial Feasibility With EHRs And EDC

  In an article from Clinical Leader, Chief Editor, Ed Miseta, and Bayer Healthcare’s VP Global Strategy & Development Advisor, Johann Proeve, discuss using electronic health record (EHR) and electronic data capture (EDC) systems to lower the overall costs of running clinical trials. 

Recruiting Clinical Trial Subjects At Point-of-Care

  Clinical trials face long delays and, in some cases, are even cancelled because too few subjects are enrolled. Sponsors and CROs have different recruitment strategies, from advertising through mainstream media (although this practice is not as widespread you’d think) to the use of mobile and digital applications. But, one of the most effective ways […]

Wearable Technology for All

The definition of wearable technology has changed as much as technology has in the last century. In the first waves of wearable technology we got the calculator watch, you know the one, featured in back to the future. Although we have yet to see a hover board, wearable technology has gone to unbelievable heights. From […]

Cash for Clunkers and the Healthcare Industry: Paper vs EHR

If the $19 billion in stimulus money allocated for the adoption of EHRs wasn’t an indicator that EHRs are a critical piece to the industry, then the U.S. Surgeon General’s announcement that they will be pushing the EHR movement along so that patients can “take control of their own health” and have the necessary information […]

Meaningful Use, Getting some real usefulness for your organization

Ok, we have all been hearing, reading and discussing Meaningful Use for over a year now. ARRA this, HITECH that, I’m sure everyone is ready for a change. However it doesn’t look like it will be going away any time soon (if ever), so the real question is how does your organization get real value […]