While leveraging the cloud for advanced clinical trial systems once seemed like a “pie-in-the-sky” concept (pun definitely intended), with today’s technology, cloud computing is a practical and pragmatic way to approach housing, managing, analyzing, and sharing clinical trial data. And even though technology has caught up to make cloud clinical systems a more common standard, the way the systems are setup or integrate is anything but standard.
It’s interesting to think that if you simply want to combine EDC, ePRO and CTMS then you can do so by elementally sharing a common database and login. But we know, as savvy clinical trial operations seek true interoperability and seamless real-time data sharing, that you indeed want more. But as Michael Payne points out in the article The future of cloud clinical systems, Michael Crayne, a Healthcare IT Consultant points out, “In a perfect world all data would be recorded only once and readily retrievable from anywhere by its unique identifier.
It’s here, in the effort toward achieving a truly interoperabile clinical trial operation, where cloud computing truly shines. With the help of the cloud, these systems have proven to include:
- Increased flexible – especially for growing clinical trial operations with fluctuating bandwidth demands
- Enhanced disaster recovery and software updates, due to a more synchronous data flow
- More collaboration and less manual entry points, minimizing the probability of human error
- Increased integration potential for new software and solutions
At the end of the day, whether its through the use of web hooks, social linking, the direct integration of EHR systems or the use of IoT sensors, cloud computing systems make a big impact when it comes to the sharing and distribution of clinical trial data. Taking it one step further, if you are in need of a true interoperable operation, considering a proven cloud solution that’s housed in strictest compliance with all privacy and security provisions of HIPAA, GxP, and 21 CFR Part-11. Detailed audit logs and reports allow your DM and QA staff to maintain rigorous oversight of all data at any time. Consider Adaptive Clinical System’s eClinical Bus® platform.
About Adaptive Clinical
Adaptive Clinical Systems offers a unique, simple, secure, validated, compliant, and cost-effective innovative solution for clinical data integration and interoperability. The cloud-based innovative Adaptive eClinical Bus® solution integrates clinical study data from multiple systems and platforms — EDC, eCOA, CTMS, Medical Imaging, IRT, analytical/data visualization systems and others — to ensure accurate and efficient transfer of clinical data for any study of any complexity while going well beyond simple and difficult to scale integration to full, real-time interoperability.
The award-winning Adaptive eClinical Bus software includes “connectors” for many leading clinical trial software tools from well-known vendors such as Omnicomm, Medidata, BioClinica, and Clinical Conductor to open source clinical trial tools such as OpenClinica and Clinovo. Connectors can also leverage internally-developed and proprietary systems and help customers retain their competitive edge. Adaptive Clinical’s eClinical Bus® can easily integrate technology into an interoperable, efficient, and accurate clinical trials system that streamlines processes and improves data reliability and offers the freedom to choose the best eClinical tools of any third-party or proprietary systems while enjoying all the benefits of a fully integrated system.
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