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August 2, 2018

Medidata Co-Founder Says Future Trends Explain Logic For Buying SHYFT Analytics

Medidata president says buying SHYFT Analytics creates unified trial, commercialization data platform for life sciences sector, offering reduced risk, faster drug development, better outcomes.

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August 2, 2018

FDA guidance encourages EHR use but doesn’t solve interoperability challenges: Industry responds

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently published a guidance for industry on the use of electronic health record (EHR) data in FDA-regulated clinical investigations, with the goal of modernizing studies by using EHR data and including real-world data.

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July 31, 2018 to August 8, 2018

Vantage point – Big pharma piles into machine learning, but what will it get out of it?

Machine learning has been a buzz phrase in biopharma for some time now, even though some in the industry still struggle to define it. Many wonder whether the reality of artificial intelligence can live up to its hype and if it does have a serious role to play, whether regulators are ready to embrace its use.

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May 16, 2018

Event Close Up: How Medidata Reinvented Its NEXT Conference

The clinical research company turned its annual meeting into a year-round event series. Conducting clinical research for the creation of drugs and medical devices is a 24/7 process that occurs around the globe on a never-ending cycle.

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April 16, 2018

Digital Health Age: Moving towards interoperability within Healthcare

Digital health has huge potential for both medical device and pharmaceutical clinical trials. But interoperability – the way that data is exchanged between connected devices and platforms ­–­ remains a hurdle. Nonetheless, Joe Dustin, principle of mobile health at medical device software firm Medidata, says recent developments look promising.

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April 5, 2018

Apple launches Health Records with 39 health systems. How soon will it reach clinical studies?

Now patients of 39 health systems covering hundreds of hospitals and clinics can view their EHR from all participating institutions aggregated together on their iPhone. It means patients and physicians can better view medical information in the healthcare setting, but it could also change the clinical trial landscape, according to Joe Dustin, principal, mobile health at Medidata Solutions.

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April 4, 2018

Patient-Centered Apps

The pharmaceutical industry is up against several challenges when it comes to developing mobile apps for its consumers. According to Deloitte, issues of consumer trust, app design, and regulatory concerns can throw up roadblocks in the very crowded and competitive field of 300,000-plus healthcare or fitness apps on the market. But that is no longer stopping pharma from entering the field. While many in the industry have launched product-based apps and medication reminders, today patient-facing industry apps have evolved to more brand-agnostic disease awareness and management apps that can be used by all patients and provide guidance for improving or managing better health outcomes

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April 2, 2018

Technology and Patient-Centric Trials

The term patient-centric is about ensuring the needs and perspectives of the patients are taken into consideration while maintaining scientific rigor for a clinical trial. Pharmaceutical sponsors have begun engaging patients in the trial design, seeking input and acknowledging the importance of this input in conducting a successful clinical trial.

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February 9, 2018

What’s the future of clinical trial design? Medidata sees a blend of virtual and in-person components

Medidata's fourth-quarter earnings call offered a glimpse of how the company, which develops cloud-based technology and analytics tools to plan and execute clinical studies, envisions the future of clinical trial design.