News | June 10, 2011

New Medical Device Integrations Announced At CRF Health

Source: CRF Health, a CRF Bracket Company
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CRF Health, a leading global provider of ePRO solutions for the Life Sciences Industry recently announced new medical device integrations to support both spirometers and glucometers used in Phase I-IV respiratory and diabetes clinical trials. CRF Health's eDiary TrialMax® platform now integrates with Entra Health Systems' Bluetooth-enabled MyGlucoHealth Wireless Meter and Vitalograph's Asma-1 electronic Peak Flow Meter.

The wireless integration of our eDiaries with these medical devices results in more accurate data by removing the need for manual transcription of the data values. The date and time stamp of the reading and the device serial number are also transferred, providing evidence of the timeliness of the data and an attributable source. Once the eDiary receives the values from the glucometer or PEF meter, the values can automatically be sent to the ePRO database for review by the site personnel or study team. This allows very close to real-time monitoring of the subject's status and permits timely intervention for safety or compliance concerns.

Benefits for clinical trial Sponsors include:

  • Near real time access to all patient-generated data
  • Defensible data that meets the FDA's ALCOA standard
  • Ease of use – no wires or cradles to connect
  • High compliance to protocol (reminder alerts)
  • No data transcription errors

CRF Health is featuring an ‘ePRO-Integration Station' at booth 1100 in this year's DIA Annual Meeting, June 19-23 in Chicago.
This demo station will include integration demonstrations for:

  • ePRO and EDC
  • Spirometer – eDiary – EDC (Respiratory Studies)
  • eDiary and Glucometer (Diabetes Studies)

Rauha Tulkki-Wilke, Director Product Management, CRF Health, commented, "We are excited to provide our clients with the opportunity to collect all data directly from patients in their respiratory and diabetes studies. The integration is truly user-friendly with no burden on patients or site staff. For example, with in home spirometry testing, the subject simply needs to blow into the meter and the peak flow values are automatically transferred via the eDiary to investigative sites for review. It is the smoothest integration I've seen."

About CRF Health
CRF Health is a global leader in ePRO (electronic patient reported outcomes) solutions for the life sciences industry. Through innovative technology, a thorough understanding of drug development, and mobile computing, CRF Health is driving the change to higher quality outcomes and more efficient paper-free clinical trials.

CRF Health's ePRO technology has been used in more than 70 countries, on six continents and 68 regional languages, including several regional Indian dialects. CRF Health consistently demonstrates the industry's highest patient compliance rates, while delivering unrivaled data accuracy and unmatched patient and site acceptance.

Since its founding in 2000, CRF Health continues to provide true global ePRO delivery and service. Headquartered in the US, CRF Health operates its R&D center of excellence in Helsinki, Finland and has offices around the world. For more information, visit www.crfhealth.com.

SOURCE: CRF Health, a CRF Bracket Company

CRF Health, a CRF Bracket Company