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Global E-Clinical Trial Technologies Market to Reach US$1.37 Billion by 2018, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

Press Release | Global Industry Analysts, Inc. | July 23, 2012

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on the E-Clinical Trial Technologies markets. The global market for E-Clinical Trial Technologies is forecast to reach US$1.37 billion by the year 2018... Read More »

Halamka on the JASON Report

On 4/09/2014, AHRQ released the JASON report, facilitated by Mitre. JASON is an independent group of scientists who advise the United States government on matters of science and technology. The intent of the report is to make recommendations for a new healthcare IT architecture to accelerate interoperability. Read More »

Health Hack 2014-The Power of Open Source, Open Data, and Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration

ThoughtWorks, an agile developement and design company, hosted and sponsored (among other sponsors, like Red Hat) the second annual Health Hack in Melbourne, bringing researchers together with technologists at their office in Melbourne’s central business district for 48 hours to create software that solved a problem in the health sciences. All the code developed at Health Hack would be released under an open source license, and in most cases, took advantage of some form of open data...

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Indian Pharma Industry Should Work For Inventing New Drugs, Dr Abdul Kalam

Peethaambaran Kunnathoor | | December 7, 2012

The Indian pharmaceutical industry should turn their attention to invent new drugs from molecule levels and each manufacturing unit should try to become invention centres, opined Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, former President of India. Read More »

Introducing OpenClinica Participate

I’d like to introduce our upcoming product, OpenClinica Participate, a tool tightly integrated with OpenClinica for engaging patients and collecting data directly from study participants. If you took OpenClinica's recent survey, you got a glimpse of what your forms for patient-reported outcomes could look like in OpenClinica Participate. Driven by a powerful forms engine based on proven open-source technology, the participant forms are simple, dynamic, mobile-focused, and platform-independent. But it’s about a lot more than mobile-friendly forms.

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K&L Consulting Services, Inc. Of Fort Washington, PA Selects OpenClinica Enterprise Clinical Trial Software

Press Release | K&L Consulting Services, LLC, OpenClinica, LLC | February 13, 2013

K&L looks to leading commercial open source player to support its growing global CRO practice. Read More »

Leader in Clinical Research Tech Reacts to Apple's #ResearchKit

Apple, Inc. has a remarkable ability to capture the world’s attention when announcing “the next big thing.” They have honed their well-known Reality Distortion Field skills for over 30 years...ResearchKit has grabbed such attention. Maybe not as much as The Watch, but amongst the minority of us who pay attention to such things. And the reactions have been typically polarized—it’s either an “ethics quagmire” or “Apple fixing the world.” But reality rarely presents an either-or proposition...

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Mobile Devices Linked To Better Health

Staff Writer | Bioscience Technology | February 19, 2013

More than 6 billion people worldwide (including almost 400 million in the United States) now carry mobile phones, which could be used to enhance mental and physical health, a Cornell researcher proposed. Read More »

Moving Health IT Innovation Forward: A Vision For Substitutable Components

Tom Krohn | Eli Lilly Clinical Open Innovation | November 4, 2012

In the March 2009 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine, Drs. Kenneth Mandl and Isaac Kohane of Harvard Medical School introduced the idea of a health information technology platform that works more like the iPhone than a traditional system. Read More »

O'Reilly Report Explores Open Solutions to Health IT

Although many programmers and public interest advocates come to the concepts of free software, standards, open data, and transparent institutions out of idealism, modern businesses and governments are being driven to these same solutions out of the practical need to meet high expectations with diminishing resources. The ways in which the health care field has been incrementally adopting these paths are the subject of a new report, written by me and released by O'Reilly Media, called The Information Technology Fix for Health: Barriers and Pathways to the Use of Information Technology for Better Health Care. Read More »

On the Lack of Good Medical Evidence for the New $100,000 Hepatitis C Drug Treatments

As we wrote, most recently last week, the hepatitis C screening and treatment bandwagon keeps rolling along.  There is constant public argument whether about the prices of treatment regimens, which approach $100,000 per patient in the US...However, starting in March, 2014, we have posted about the lack of good evidence from clinical research suggesting these drugs are in fact so wondrous...

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Open Health Community Management At Clinovo Using Drupal

Olivier Roth, Community Manager at Clinovo, has grown an open source community around the open health platform ClinCapture, an open source Electronic Data Capture (EDC) system. caught up with Olivier, who was tasked with not only marketing an open source product but building genuine and natural interest around it to help move it forward. In this interview, we explore the importance of a community to an open source project with tips for how to create and maintain one. Read More »

Open Source Electronic Health Records For Education And Training

In spite of being very involved in the field of Health Informatics I only recently became aware of VistA for Education (VFE), which has all of the aforementioned attributes of an  excellent solution for EHR education purposes. VFE was developed as a result of a grant from the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) to supplement the ONC Health Information Technology (HIT) curriculum. Electronic health records (EHRs) are more than just the electronic equivalent of paper-based health records. Electronic health data is easier to search, share and archive, compared to paper records. Additionally, EHRs can be embedded with clinical decision support to alert and remind physicians of patient safety and preventive medicine measures.

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Open Source Software being used in Clinical Research

Andy Oram | O'Reilly Strata | June 25, 2013

Report from OpenClinica Conference: There are about 1200 OpenClinica installations around the world, although estimation is always hard to do with open source projects. Read More »

Open-source Code Leads to the Adoption of University of Minnesota's StudyFinder by Additional Translational Medicine Research Institutions

Press Release | University Of Minnesota Academic Health Center | April 26, 2016

The University of Minnesota is expanding access to clinical trials and supporting the health research community by sharing its clinical trial resource, StudyFinder, with other institutions designated with Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA), a program spearheaded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). StudyFinder is an online tool pooling clinical trials and research studies in one space, with easy-to-understand language and functions. It helps patients and healthy volunteers get involved and allows researchers to publicize their clinical trials and connect with study volunteers.