I recently attended a PhUSE (Pharmaceutical Users Software Exchange) Single Day Event (SDE) in Northbrook, Illinois, where industry colleagues shared their implementation experiences, what challenges they have faced and what lessons were learned. Presentations included the implementation of the Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC) standards across the clinical data life cycle.
For someone like me, who preaches interoperability of eClinical systems, the DIA Annual Meeting is a rich opportunity to learn, explore interoperability opportunities and spread my message. I’ve recently been asked by both sponsors and leading clinical technology organizations why more sponsors aren’t integrating the various systems they use to manage and conduct their clinical trials.
Hello fellow readers and greetings from the DIA Annual Meeting in Philadelphia. The past three days have been really busy for me. As always, the DIA is the place to be when you are in the world of clinical research.
The word "eClinical" is jargon that our industry has used for the last decade. It has meant different things to different people, from simply applying technology to older paper-based clinical trial processes, all the way to defining the future state of clinical development. The word "cloud" is a lot more recent in usage, however its appearance around technology is skyrocketing in almost every industry, and its interpretations are equally diverse and sometimes obscure.