Through eConnect, Medidata is providing the global life sciences industry with a program to overcome these issues. Clinical Ink, Clinical Research IO, Foundry Health and BreezeCTMS are among the eSource providers who have already joined the program. Using Medidata's Rave Web Services API and the Medidata platform's single sign-on capabilities, eConnect partners will be able to create solutions to connect their systems to the Medidata Clinical Cloud. This will allow investigative sites to use one system—their primary clinical record—for all research efforts, regardless of which clinical trial sponsor or CRO is conducting the study."eConnect is the first commercially available program to alleviate 'swivel chair interoperability,' no matter what type of eSource system clinical trial sites use— whether it's their own, a sponsor-provided technology or an EHR or EMR integration," de Vries added. "The flexibility our program provides will make it easier for sponsors to work with investigative sites that have the right therapeutic expertise while supporting broader efforts to drive their long-term retention in clinical research programs." In facilitating the use of eSource data for clinical research, the eConnect Partner Program will also support the industry's broader efforts to increase adoption of data standards, such as those established by the Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to streamlining and automating R&D processes. "It's gratifying to see Medidata, a long-term member of CDISC, launch a program that aligns with the broad goals of eSource: bringing together the worlds of healthcare and clinical research to enable better efficiencies and better quality data," said Michael Ibara, CDISC's head of digital healthcare. "The potential benefits of an end-to-end, interoperable approach for both sites and researchers are numerous, whether we're talking about eliminating data duplication and transcription errors, producing more accurate and complete data, providing more timely access to EHR data from clinical sources, or reducing travel costs for data monitors by making it possible for them to access computerized data remotely. These factors could encourage more doctors to participate in clinical research and, in the long run, contribute to therapeutic advances."
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About Foundry HealthFoundry Health is a digital health company that seeks to empower health professionals by building software tools that put the patient back at the center of each encounter. As the creators of ClinSpark, the world's first CDISC ODM certified phase l eSource system, Foundry Health is revolutionizing the way early phase trials are conducted. For more information, visit http://www.foundryhealth.com.