Clinical Trials

FDA Works to Improve Clinical Trials Collaboration, Data Sharing

March 18, 2019 - The FDA is working with stakeholders to encourage the use of new technologies, infrastructure, and processes to improve clinical trial collaboration and data sharing, explained FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb in a March 14 statement. The agency is looking to identify innovative trial designs, evaluate the role of decentralized clinical trials and mobile technologies, and help...

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NSF Grants $1M to Develop Secure Health IT Infrastructure

by Fred Donovan

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a three-year, nearly $1 million grant to University of Massachusetts and Elizabethtown College researchers to develop a secure health IT infrastructure for translational research. The...

Researchers Test Blockchain for Clinical Trails’ Data Integrity

by Fred Donovan

Researchers at University of California San Francisco (UCSF) have developed a proof-of-concept method for using blockchain to safeguard data integrity of clinical trials. Blockchain creates an audit trail that makes it easy to...

Ochsner, Pfizer to Boost Healthcare Interoperability for Clinical Trials

by Fred Donovan

Ochsner Health System, Louisiana’s largest non-profit academic healthcare system, is partnering with drug maker Pfizer to develop a way to improve healthcare interoperability between EHRs and clinical trial data using the Fast...

Big Data Analytics to Have Major Impact on Pharma Next Year

by Fred Donovan

Big data analytics is expected to have the biggest technology impact on the pharmaceutical industry in 2019, according to a survey of pharm professionals by GlobalData. Thirty-eight percent of industry respondents identified big data...


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