Monday, March 4, 2013

Can big data help drive clinical trial enrollment?

The National Minority Quality Forum and Microsoft believe it can happen. They announced the launch of National Clinical Trial Network to help speed up clinical trial recruitment and increase diversity in trials. The platform will function on as a comprehensive database of clinical trial options in one place. They believe big data is here and will soon change their business, Gary Puckrein, president and CEO of the National Minority Quality Forum recently commented "What makes the NCTN platform unique is it will provide an interactive, communications portal linking researchers to practicing physicians whose diversity of patients may be candidates for clinical trials, " according to Healthcare IT News.

They envision that this database will not only impact the patients who can find out more about clinical trials but also medical researchers, practicing physicians, tertiary care centers and allied health professionals. This April in Orlando, Eric Topol, MD, Director, Scripps Translational Science Institute, Distinguished Physician, Genomist and Author of The Creative Destruction of Medicine will be joining us to present The Future of Drug Development in a Digital World.  In this presentation, he will be looking at how the new advances in technology, including big data, will be leading a revolution for the way clinical trails are conducted from the way that patients are selected to the way information is collected from individual patients and translated to medicine.  For more information on this session and the rest of the program, download the agenda.  If you'd like to join us at Partnerships in Clinical Trials this April 21-24, 2013 in Orlando, as a reader of this blog when you register to join us and mention code XP1800BLOG, you'll save 15% off the standard rate!

What is the single biggest impact you envision big data having on clinical trials?

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