The Evolution of eCOA – Moving Towards “Born on eCOA”

Donna Mongiello, Vice President of Strategic Solutions, YPrime Catherine Acquadro, MD; Head of Thought Leadership, Mapi Validated clinical outcome assessments (COA) that measure patient symptoms, mental state and disease progression as clinical endpoints have traditionally been developed on paper.  Over the past 10 years, a steady increase in the use of electronic clinical outcome assessments…

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Data Governance and Clinical Trial Ecosystems

Philip Viljoen, Senior Director, Information Management Data governance is the overall management of the availability, usability, integrity and security of data used in an enterprise. It also encompasses the people, processes and information technology required to create a consistent and proper handling of an organizations data across the business enterprise.  Data governance goes beyond IT. …

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A Case for Mobile IRT- Highlights from the CBI IRT Conference

Bryan Clayton, Vice President, Strategic Solutions Regardless of whether you see mobile IRT as the next evolution, or technology that’s searching for a use case, it continues to be a hot topic of discussion among the IRT community. Last week at CBI’s annual IRT conference, I discussed situations where it would make sense to replace…

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‘Architecting’ Quality

Matt Vandergrift, Software Architect As a software user, I’m sure you are frustrated when things break or don’t work as expected. Frustration often occurs during system builds that drag on, or even during everyday use. Maybe you or a co-worker has said; “This used to work!”, “How hard is it, to get this right?”, or…

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App-based vs. Hard Coded eCOA Platform What’s the Difference and How does it Impact my Study?

Chase Carmeans: Manager, eCOA Operations eCOA offerings continue to evolve for the better, driven by industry demand and product innovation. There’s no shortage of advantages that electronic solutions offer. YPrime stays current on technology and user expectations. We apply the latest standards to our software solutions. That’s why our eCOA platform is application-based, instead of…

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The Value of Automated DCF Processing

Mike Hughes: Senior Director, eCOA Operations All too often across eClinical solutions, product features look and act the same. Feature-rich and user-centric, YPrime’s eCOA platform is fundamentally different than what any other providers in the industry can offer. Consider automated DCF processing functionality: Automated DCF processing replaces the most time intensive part of database lock.…

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eCOA Trends – Driving Adoption

  Which trends are helping to make eCOA adoption a little bit easier? How can we improve as an industry? Here are a few perspectives from the eCOA team at YPrime: Evolution of Hardware Hardware has come a long way since the earliest forms of eCOA were introduced into clinical trials.  While early PDAs such as Palm…

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IRT+: From Workhorse to Racehorse

    If you have been paying attention to eclinical trends, you may have noticed an undercurrent of change surrounding technology adoption in clinical research.  Perhaps you have seen Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) migrate from an idea to a reality; or maybe you are finally about to use an app to accomplish things you…

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