Oracle Business Intelligence Enteprise Edition (OBIEE) for Clinical Trial Management System (CTMS)

Oracle Siebel CRM is the base application behind Oracle’s Siebel CTMS.

Prepackaged OBIEE Applications does not have a module for Clinical Analytics and so there is a need to develop a complete custom OBI application in order to accomplish the requirements. This was untill Oracle has introduced Oracle Clinical Development Analytics (CDA) which is based on OBIEE+

Oracle CDA includes prebuilt data models, prebuilt Extract-Transform-Load programs sourcing from Oracle Clinical / Remote Data Capture and Oracle’s Siebel Clinical Trial Management System

Business Intelligence can be deployed in several Core functions

  • Protocol Design and Study Start-Up
  • Patient and Investigator Recruitment
  • Clinical Trial Management
  • Clinical Data Management
  • Data Analysis
  • Clinical Supplies
  • Regulatory and Safety

Nonclinical Use of  Business Intelligence in Clinical Trial
There are a number of ways in which business intelligence as a technology platform can be used to support the pharmaceutical value chain. There is ample evidence to show how business intelligence has been used successfully in a number of areas including:

  • Sales and Marketing
  • Manufacturing
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Information Services
  • Executive and Portfolio Management

Clinical Use  of  Business Intelligence in Clinical Trial
Within clinical research, the strongest use of technology is in pre-clinical research, clinical, statistical programming and supporting other groups such as:

  • Data management (patient profiles)
  • Medical writing
  • Finance
  • Project management
  • Patient registries and post-marketing surveillance

 

Without CDA an OBIEE architect needs to understand CRM data model and also the actual business process flow of a CTMS application.It is observed that usually there is a customization to an extent of 25% on the CRM application.

Original Old Article on OBIEE for CTMS which was the only Business Intelligence solutions for Clinical trial management before Oracle announced CDA is Available at http://www.obieetalk.com

Requirements gathering sessions must be interactive with group of SME’s, Team of members from business, project sponsors to mitigate any risk of
slipping the time lines. It is recommended to plan for regular client reviews and approvals of every build to avoid any gaps in the expectations by the client .

At a high level the reporting requirements may include tracking budget and finance, clinical trials, activities, investigators,Initiations, enrollments, expiration’s, terminations. Cross dimensional hierarchies from Program to Protocol to Site to Subject is commonly desired.

Major dimension tables specific to CTMS includes Program, Protocol,Site,Subject, application, Investigator. Other common dimensions include Accounts, Contacts, Activities, Time, Geography,product, etc.

Here is a screen shot of a sample rpd for CTMS

Microsoft in Clinical Trials Management System (CTMS) and Electronic Data Capture (EDC)

one of the very few interesting article by Microsoft Engineers on Clinical Research Industry. Certainly interesting as it is written by none other than      Les Jordan-CTO, Life Sciences Industry Unit at Microsoft . Microsoft and IBM had much longer and deepr association with Lifescience/Healthcare/Bioinformatics industry than Oracle.

But I love to see microsoft grow beyond Sharepoint for Clinical Research and the BioIT alliance. Also love to ask microsoft what is the current status of some of those applications mentioned in the blog by Les, Especially the Microsoft Clinical Trial Initiation solution

Original article from microsoft website

Interesting how weeks become months when you’re writing and updating blogs.  This CTMS project certainly hasn’t gone away, but it did go on a bit of a hiatus while my “day job” intervened.  Enough excuses.  Mea Culpa.  On to the fun!

As we discussed in the previous post, the key to a clinical trials management system is thinking of it in terms of a project – after all, the people who run the clinical trial think of it in terms of a project, and it is measured in project management terms, so why not treat it that way from an architectural point of view?

A second and equally important “requirement” is one that we are increasingly seeing as an industry trend: having EDC (Electronic Data Capture) functionality and CTMS (Clinical Trials Management System) functionality in the same system, or at the very least having EDC and CTMS closely integrate and interoperate.

The clinical trials world of today is fairly fractured.  Think of all the different systems – often standalone systems – that are used by Life Science organizations:

  • EDC – Electronic Data Capture
  • CTMS – Clinical Trials Management Systems
  • CLIP – Clinical Investigator Portals
  • Project – Clinical Trials Project Management
  • Analysis – OK, it’s SAS, but how do you get the data there?  What about real-time analytics?
  • IRB & DSMB – Outside organizations with their own management systems, like a Click Commerce Research Compliance Automation solution?

What if you could have a system that gets close to doing all of that – or at least being able to manage all of it – through one interface?  How much would that save in training costs, integration costs, and implementation costs?

Well – that’s the vision.  Here’s how we pull it off:

  1. Start with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and SQL Server 2008 as the foundation to build upon.
  2. As discussed in the last post, we’ll use Microsoft Office Project Server as a way to organize the information and provide us with a trial specific taxonomy, along with roll-up of reporting metrics.
  3. To cover the EDC aspects, we’ll utilize Microsoft Office Forms Server 2007 – which is a web facing InfoPath solution – to handle data entry and front-ending the workflow for data checks, etc.

EDC forms in Forms Server can even handle digital signatures (with compliance and security being the subject of a future post) inside the InfoPath forms.  This has implications for those organizations that are involved with SAFE BioPharma (worth checking out).

The beauty of all of this is that it is all Web Service enabled, which means that you have easier integration mechanisms with existing analysis and EDC systems:

  • SAS – With integration with .NET, SOAP, and Web Services.
  • Medidata – We’ve demonstrated use of their Web Services API module that utilizes CDISC.
  • Perceptive Informatics – At the DIA annual meeting a couple years ago, we did a demonstration using DataLabs (now Perceptive) and InfoPath integration, using Web Services and about 5 lines of code!
  • EHR/EMR Integration – While it is still on the horizon, I think it is getting closer.  Check it out.

Resources to get you started:

Finally – there are other organizations and software vendors that are thinking along these lines.  Check out the following solutions:

Next up in this series:

  • Using MOSS templates for maintaining Part 11 compliance
  • Extranets & Identity Management
  • Architecture Diagrams & Screen shots
  • Validation and compliance

Indian Healthcare IT market & Oracle’s presence in Indian Healthcare

Dr. Mehdi Khalid Vice President, Healthcare and Life Sciences Industry Business Unit Asia Pacific and Japan at Oracle about key aspects of healthcare IT market in India & Oracle’s presence in this space.

DownloadHealth India 2010

Oracle starts the Oracle Health Sciences Institute (OHSI), in partnership with Sun Labs

The Institute is focused on research that will accelerate IT innovation to advance personalized medicine and the delivery of safe and effective   treatments and health care services to patients around the globe. OHSI will work in tandem with academic research centers, focusing on a targeted set of research areas fundamental to the R&D and health care delivery challenges facing health sciences organizations today. Research priorities currently include: artificial intelligence and semantic technology; genomic, genetic and phenotypic data analysis; data mining to support optimization of clinical trials; and predictive algorithms and other technology to advance patient safety and provide advanced decision support at the point of care.Academic institutions interested in collaborating with OHSI in these focus areas should contact OHSI representatives at Oracle http://linkd.in/bXf98c
Oracle starts Oracle Health Sciences Institute (OHSI), in partnership with Sun Labs. This is exiting news and I hope we get to see the participation of Open Source Drug Development Network (OSDD) and initiative by CSIR India earlier supported by Sun Microsystems

Linkedin and Social Media is ruining my people- feeble attempts to fight of Social Media and the Compliance nightmare

There has been a flurry of discussion around social media and its implication in the last few  months , So I thought it would be good to have some of these arguments laid out in one single post. Social Media has entered every business and industry even, inside the US Intelligence Community, who sorted out their knowledge-sharing problem and a problem with locating expertise—throughout the  bureaucracy of 16 federal agencies—using  simple tools like an intelligence community–wide Wiki and blogging environments among other things

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Social Media and Sales

“My sales people are wasting valuable time on Facebook and Linkedin when they should be selling”: that usual rhetoric many sales managers would say now a days.   Does Social Networking help sales people sell I liked that statement especially since it came from Microsoft executive.  As I have also faced the ire of top management for using social media in my career, . So this report is an eye opener for opponents of social media for sales. Read the Full Article.

LinkedIn insiders know that you can use the site’s information for more than job, sales, and partnering leads – you can find out what others are up to as well. There are downside to using Linkedin last fall an Apple employee revealed that he was managing a team developing a new chip for the iPhone while the information was still secret. . So be careful LinkedIn or any other social tools can bite you back if not used properly.

I would partly agree to the argument that social media and internet created a lot of distractions, but I dont think this is something new, we had distractions in our daily life and in office environments even before theadvent of internet. the only difference now it is easier not to do your job and indulge in something else while you are supposed to be at work when in office.

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Social Media and Influence on Decision Making

Second on my reading list was the study conducted by Don Bulmer (Vice President Global Communications- SAP ) with Society for New Communications Research. Take a look at this in his blogpost  at Social Media’s Impact on Business and Decision Making Everyday Influence blog .  Result of the study concludes that Top execs  are influenced by social networks . The copy of the report is on SNRC website

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Social Media Investments

Third on the reading list was a New Study from Deloitte, Beeline Labs and the Society for New Communications Research Indicates Despite the Recession, 94 Percent of Enterprises Continue to Invest in Online Communities & Social Media  Full Article

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Then there was  presentation by Steven Tylock, on Social networking meets sales , the presentation is on  Microsoft website

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Compliance and Social Media

The Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics and the Health Care Compliance Association conducted a survey among compliance and ethics professionals in late August 2009 to see what employers are doing about the use of these sites by their employees.

They got back almost 800 responses from their members using an online survey tool.

  • 50% of respondents reported that their company does not have a policy for employee online activity outside of the workplace
  • Of those companies that do have a policy, 34% include it in a general policy on online usage
  • Of those companies that do have a policy, just 10% specifically address the use of social network sites

It would be interesting to see How companies are going to include a clause on their information protection and compliance rules to define what information an employee can add to his linkedin profile during or after his tenure with the organization, especially information related to projects.

For example When an IA rep uses Twitter to send a link to an article from an online magazine, newspaper, or other site to clients and prospects “following” him, that communication is subject to SEC advertising rules. However, Bernstein says that merely sending a link is not advertising—as long as you don’t give your opinion.

A “recommendation” on your Linkedin profile by a client does indeed constitute a testimonial and, thus, violates SEC rules prohibiting RIAs from using client testimonials in advertising.

The SEC will be busy in coming months addressing the many issues posed by advisor use of social media. FDA has already release its framework on use of social media in Drug Marketing.

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Drugs, Heallthcare, FDA and Social Media

The FDA is currently considering how to handle social media, such as SideWiki, Facebook, etc. Companies such as Google, Sermo, and Twitter are playing an increasing role in marketing products to consumers and healthcare professionals, whether our customers like it or not. Technology and Life Sciences companies are pushing the FDA to come up with standards and templates. The following article has some great links to presentations from PhRMA, Google, and even from Pfizer’s Chief Medical Officer.  

Read about Googles pitch to FDA for online Drug Advertisements from the wall street journal

An archived webcast and other details of the FDA  Public Hearing on Promotion of FDA-Regulated Medical Products Using the Internet and Social Media Tools is available at the FDA website

Here what emerged from this hearing

FDA explained in the Federal Register notice that “entities should review any Internet sites sponsored by them for Drug Adverse Event Information, but are not responsible for reviewing any Internet sites that they do not sponsor; however, if they become aware of an Adverse Drug Event on an Internet site that they do not sponsor, they should review the adverse experience and determine if it should be reported to FDA.”

Numerous speakers stated that drug manufacturers are hesitant to fully engage in online social media specifically because they want to avoid learning about potential AEs and the resulting reporting obligations, particularly because the guidance in this area is unclear

Pending further guidance, companies should prepare for further FDA scrutiny of this area by developing compliance
policies to address the challenges of involvement in Internet and social media tools, including but not limited to:

„„policies relating to employee involvement in social media, and in particular statements regarding company products;

„„company involvement in physician and patient-focused social media, including both company-sponsored sites and third-party sites run by third-party organizations (and particularly those receiving manufacturer support through grants or other funding);

„„addressing the challenge of Sidewiki and similar functions that make third-party generated information directly available in conjunction with company websites;

„„updating promotional review policies to ensure consistency with developing FDA approaches to risk communication on the Internet, including sponsored links;

„„policies regarding statements that company-affiliated parties (e.g., investigators, patients) may make on the Internet, which may constitute endorsements or testimonials requiring both review and specific disclosures; and

„„ensuring a consistent and compliant approach to pharmacovigilance with respect to Internet-reported adverse events of Drugs.

 

I know one company that provides  Content Monitoring, Control & Recording across Web 2.0; User Behavior Reporting over Multiple Modalities, Regulatory Compliance for management and security of Web 2.0 applications such as social networking, blogs, wikis, webmail and social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube instant messaging, and Unified Communications. But at a cost of $9,200, it would be out of reach for individual and SMEs.  Still have a look at the recent press release by factime on its FaceTime’s Unified Security Gateway

Data Management and Integration for the Future of Clinical Trials webcast

Upcoming Webcast: Data Management and Integration for the Future of Clinical Trials

Attend this interactive webcast presented by Applied Clinical Trials and Oracle Health Sciences featuring speaker Tom O’Leary, Senior Vice President, Data Management, ICON Clinical Research and Claire Castaings, Vice President Worldwide Director, Clinical Data Management Sanofi-Aventis. This session examines the use of the latest electronic data capture technology to efficiently integrate critical data sources.

Webcast Details

Speakers:
Tom O’Leary, Senior Vice President, Data Management, ICON Clinical Research
Claire Castaings, Vice President Worldwide Director, Clinical Data Management, Sanofi-Aventis

Live webcast date and time: November 10, 2009 at 8:00 AM PT/11:00 AM EST

To register for this event, click here.

The integration of data from the various technologies employed in clinical trials continues to increase in complexity. The typical clinical trial today integrates data from IVR, EDC, ePRO & Laboratories, to name but a few. Achieving a seamless integration of data greatly improves the speed at which data is available, enhances the quality and consistency of that data, and reduces costs. The pharmaceutical industry continues to strive for this efficiency while reducing the cost of getting drugs to market. Outsourcing drug development to CRO’s using the latest technology platforms is a key strategy in this quest. This webcast will explore how a leading pharmaceutical company and ICON used the latest electronic data capture technology to efficiently integrate all critical data sources, ultimately enabling the continuous assessment of patient data.

In this webcast you will learn how to:

  • Have a deeper understanding of ways in which technologies can interface to integrate data
  • Understand how time savings were achieved in the provision of data to monitoring committees
  • Realize the benefits of working together where activities are outsourced and how the latest technologies can derive benefit

Register today for this thought-leading event!

Multi National Pharma sell their Captive Clinical Research Facilities in India

MNC pharma companies to control 8% of $20bn worth Indian medicines market by 2015. According to a FICCI study more than 60% of trials in India is conducted by Global Big Pharma companies.  Indian Clinical Research arena is often compared to the Indian outsourcing success and hte wave of BPO industry success in India.

Multi national companies that launched their own captive BPO centres India have now sold them to Indian vendors,  that trend has grown, the likes of , GE, Citi Bank, all have sold their captive centres to Indian vendors

In curent wave or Indian CRO success in clinical research is compared to such trends. There may be a possiblity that the likes of Novartis, Pfizer, Lilly, Sanofi, GSK can sell their captive centres that focus on clinical research to Indian CRO’s.

But for the time being such ambitions by Indian CRO will remain as pipe dream untill they will move  away from “I can do it cheaper and faster than in west”- sales pitch. And gains credibility and resources to offer value added service to Global Pharma

For example Indian CRO can offer backend integration with Indian Medicinal chemistry experts and companies to provide drug re-licencing /re-positioning services. They need to think about offering these value add services. Following are some of the areas Indian CRO’s can look

1. what happens to failed Clinical Trial and how can Indian CRO help Global Pharma to Drug repositioning/Re-profiling of drugs

2. How can Indian CRO provide Pharmacogenomics  services with clinical trial

3. How can Indian CRO help in personalized medicine initiatives

4. Even though it serves the vested interests of Global Pharma how can Indian CRO help in Extending patents of existing drugs with ANDA and NDDS

5. Pharmacovigilance and Post -Market Surveillance for Risk Assesement and Risk Mitigation

6. Data Warehousing and Data Mining by integrating clinical and non clinical data from multiple studies

7. Drug Life cycle management services

8. Generating Key opinion leaders and KOL platform by using data from multiple trials and resources

9. Premarketing Clinical Drug Safety and Risk Assessment

10. Designing Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoecconomics stratgey and Aiding Evidence based pharmacotherapy


Electronic Data Capture and Integration

eCliniqua  in Conversation with industry veteran Patti Gaves of Oracle Health Sciences Global Business Unit, eCliniqua was curious about her perspective on the current status of electronic data capture (EDC), the industry’s strong focus on integration of electronic point solutions, and the evolution toward eClinical trials. Gaves, senior director of Life Sciences Product Strategy, has more than 15 years of clinical data management experience and has worked in customer implementation and operations management.

Oracle today announced Oracle® Application Integration Architecture (AIA) Release 2.5, the most extensive Oracle AIA release to date with 10 new cross-industry Process Integration Packs (PIPs) and six new industry-specific PIPs, together with a growing library of more than 1,000 enterprise services and 100 enterprise objects.
Health Sciences: Oracle Remote Data Capture to Oracle’s Siebel Clinical Trial Management System – synchronize study site information; automate patient enrollment tracking and study activity tracking for electronic data capture and clinical trials management systems.

New Momentum Teams with Oracle to Help Reduce Counterfeiting in the Life Sciences Industry

New Momentum, a leading provider of SaaS‐based anti‐counterfeiting and channel integrity solutions, is working with Oracle to help pharmaceutical companies combat the escalating problem of counterfeit drugs and meet new regulatory compliance requirements.

According to the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest, worldwide pharmaceutical counterfeits are expected to increase by 13% annually nearly twice the pace of legitimate drugs. This means that counterfeit drugs could become a $75B industry by 2010. As these bad drugs flood the market, patient wellness is at risk and so are manufacturers’ revenues and brand reputation. This growing counterfeit problem, combined with the expected federal regulations for serialized drug products and electronic pedigrees, creates significant challenges for pharmaceutical companies.

New Momentum’s CEO, Stuart Clifton, commented, “The best way to meet these challenges is to incorporate internal enterprise and supply chain data with external data on counterfeit suspects and activity. That’s why we’re working closely with Oracle’s Life Sciences team to provide the first solution to offer pharmaceutical companies the ability to track units through the supply chain as well as quickly identify and find counterfeits.”
Oracle is focusing on helping manufacturers with a total solution that includes the ability to serialize each sellable unit and then track that unit through the supply chain via electronic pedigree. By integrating its 24/7 real‐time view of counterfeit suspects, New Momentum expects to help pharmaceutical customers be proactive in their anti‐counterfeiting efforts and comply with serialization and pedigree mandates. Prototypes of this solution will be demonstrated at Oracle OpenWorld, New Momentum Booth #2619A and Oracle Booth #S‐082 from October 11‐15 in San Francisco.

challenge 4 Indian Clinical Research outsourcing,CROs and Pharma R&D because Indians are genetically not single large population

challenge 4 Indian Clinical Research outsourcing, R&D plans because of a new discovery that Indians are genetically not single large population

“Drug companies engaged in clinical trails could be worried as our research shows that many groups in modern India descend from a small number of founding individuals. A common drug may not be the answer, considering the genetic variation in the Indian population. For instance, medicines tested on the Western population may not be effective on the Indian population,” said Lalji Singh, former director of the Centre for Cellular and Molecular and Biology (CCMB) who has co-authored the research findings on Reconstructing the Indian Population History, said on Thursday.

The work, published in the latest issue of Nature, has medical implications for people of Indian descent. More than three-fourths of India’s over one billion people are burdened with genetic disorders. The study shows that Indians have been genetically different from other groups and this could be a major cause of recessive diseases. The incidence of genetic diseases among Indians is, therefore, different from the rest of the world.

That could spell bad news for Clinical Research Outsorucing to India and Indian CRO companies, FDA can request for Pharmacogenomics supplementary data to prove that, Results of clinical trial are applicable to American populations.

“Drug trials should take into account diseases that are specific to the population,” said Lalji. A senior official of a top Indian drug-maker who did not wish to be identified said that pharma companies, the world over, are alive to the issue as the success of clinical trails and the efficacy of a drug hinges on the gene pool.

Ofcourse they knew about it all the time, Indian Ayruvedic medicine was aware that all humans canot be treated for the sames diseases with same treatment, more than 1000 years ago.

The article is available at Nature Magazine

http://www.nature.com/news/2009/090923/full/news.2009.935.html

unSAP the Lifescience Industry with Oracle’s Healthy Lead in Lifescience Vericals

unSAP the Lifescience Industry with Oracle’s Healthy Lead in Lifescience Vericals. According to the latest IDC Insight Report
In the Oracle vs. SAP life sciences battle, Oracle gains a healthy lead. read the full report at

http://searchoracle.techtarget.com/news/article/0,289142,sid41_gci1368762,00.html

Oracle’s 3rd Annual Drug Development and Safety Forum 2009- India

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Oracle’s 3rd Annual Drug Development and Safety Forum 2009

October 21 – 22, 2009


Oracle invites you to the 2009 Drug Development and Safety Forum

At this forum we will be discussing important topics and issues facing the Indian Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, and CRO industry. This event will be highlighted by presentations from key industry thought leaders who will share their perspective on industry best practices as well as their unique experiences.

The content will cover important topics in clinical development, and safety. You will hear how Oracle solutions have enabled organizations in the industry shorten their time to market, gain operational efficiencies, reduce clinical study costs and accelerate insight into action

As a follow up to the success of last two year’s Clinical Development and Safety Forum this year’s event will prove to be a must attend event.

October 21 – 22, 2009

The Leela Kempinski
Sahar, Mumbai, India

To Register Now , contact Sushma at sushma.bs@oracle.com +91 80 4029 1295 (include your name, company, e-mail address, contact mobile number, arrival/departure – dates/time).

Highlights:
•    Keynote Presentations
•    Networking lunch
•    Networking Dinner on the first day
•    Perspectives from industry strategists and thought leaders
•    Hear about business best practices and lessons learned from leading companies
•    A unique networking opportunity with colleagues, industry and Oracle experts

India to implement E-Governance for Clinical Trials

The health ministry of India  is planning to introduce e-governance for clinical trials in four years. The move will enable drug companies that

want to carry out clinical trials in India to register online from any part of the world. Once the required approval for conducting trials is obtained, the companies can also submit research data online to the country’s drug regulator Drug Controller General of India (DCGI), seeking marketing approval for their drug.

To maintain confidentiality, once the data is fed into the Software the software will split the information into components and no one individual would have an access to the complete information provided by a company.

“Confidentiality of the data submitted by companies would be taken care of,” the official added. The software will automatically send relevant data to various departments for clearances.

The drug regulator would deliver online approvals to companies after validating all the information submitted by companies. According to the official, it would take about four years to put the system in place and e-governance is expected to be implemented in the country by 2013.

The government also intends to make use of IT to discourage volunteers to enroll into more than one clinical trial resulting in adverse drug reactions. The government is using a finger printing software available through which clinical trial centres can be interlinked.

The drug regulator has also asked companies to install the software so that they can enroll first time volunteers and avoid drug reactions during trials.

Korean Contract Research Organization to Use Oracle Clinical and Oracle Remote Data Capture

Jul 22, 2009 08:00 ET

DreamCIS Selects Oracle® Health Sciences Applications to Accelerate and Simplify Clinical Trial Data Collection

Leading Korean Contract Research Organization to Use Oracle Clinical and Oracle Remote Data Capture Applications

News Facts

  • DreamCIS, a leading contract research organization (CRO) in Korea, has selected Oracle® Health Sciences applications to help increase efficiency in clinical trials data collection and improve data quality.
  • DreamCIS required a robust, reliable and scalable clinical trial management system to replace its legacy clinical software solution and help enable the company’s biometrics center to become an Asian clinical trial data management hub.
  • DreamCIS intends to use Oracle Clinical and Oracle Remote Data Capture (RDC) 4.5.3 to help meet global standards for clinical trials data management and achieve higher quality local clinical trial services.
  • Oracle Health Sciences provides the life sciences sector with the most integrated clinical data management and electronic data capture applications available today, while also providing best-in-class functionality.
  • Oracle RDC 4.5.3 uses the same data model as Oracle Clinical, ensuring tight integration of data between these applications.
  • Oracle RDC 4.5.3 is also completely Web-based, with a ‘zero client footprint’ for the HTML data entry window. This enables improved global access and performance for life sciences organizations to conduct global clinical studies more cost effectively whether using traditional pen and paper, electronic data capture, or hybrid methods.
  • Oracle Clinical and Oracle Remote Data Capture are widely adopted by global health science organizations including CROs, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. DreamCIS is the first CRO in Korea to adopt the applications.

Supporting Quotes

  • “Oracle Health Sciences applications are not only equipped with outstanding technology but also offer superior system reliability, compatibility and compliance,” said Hee-Joong Koh, Director, Biometrics Center, DreamCIS. “Oracle’s proven experience in the health sciences sector was important to us and we believe their solutions will enable us to raise our data management levels to global standards, and help us become the leader in the Asian clinical trial markets in the future.”
  • “As the number of clinical trials increases in the Korean market and throughout Asia, there is a growing need for best-in-class software applications for clinical development and drug safety,” said Neil de Crescenzo, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Oracle Health Sciences. “We are committed to helping emerging CROs like DreamCIS accelerate insights for better health and look forward to supporting their efforts to become an important hub for clinical data management in the region.”

Supporting Resources

Oracle Gain NUMBER ONE POSITION in TOP 10 LIFE SCIENCE SOFTWARE VENDORS

The current economic crisis has only exacerbated an already worrisome situation in the life sciences industry. The industry has already been undergoing reformation to cut costs and improve long-term sustainability for nearly a decade. To help understand the impact on IT, Health Industry Insights, an IDC company, recently conducted a study to identify the most successful software vendors serving the life science market. The top 10 companies, based on enterprise life science software revenue, have been identified and are discussed in a new research document.

 

Health Industry Insights research reveals that the top 10 life science software vendor list includes both enterprise and specialty vendors. Oracle easily topped the chart in life science revenues, with SAP coming in second. While internal estimates show that Oracle and SAP were virtually tied five years ago, Oracle’s aggressive acquisition strategy has clearly paid big dividends that have helped to drive its success in the life science industry.

To read the complete press release, click here.

Oracle announced it agreed to acquire Relsys

On March 23, 2009, Oracle announced it agreed to acquire Relsys, a leading provider of drug safety, risk management and analytics applications for the health sciences industry. Relsys’s best-in-class solutions support adverse event reporting, risk management and drug safety analysis for pharmaceutical, biotechnology, contract research organizations and medical device companies worldwide.

More details on Oracle website: http://www.oracle.com/relsys/index.html

Semantic Search Engine for PubMed- Microsoft Vs Yahoo Vs Google Vs Oracle in Semantic Web Search

Hakia is a semantic web search engine, so what you might think. The difference is hakia targets legal, financial and Medical web searches. Thye have even licensed its technology to a startup company that summarized information for government and pharmaceutical companies

There is more starting from April 2008 using Hakia you can search Pubmed. Adding more than 10 million abstracts from PubMed to their index and setting up a new site dedicated to searching this content at pubmed.hakia.com. The PubMed content will also be visible in search results on the hakia medical search site and via the main hakia search page

For exmaple my query of microarray software Pubmed returned 1646 results and Hakia 15 some times having too much is not good idea, especially when you are looking for specific text.

It doesnt even stop there, the result also showed me Meet Others who asked same query in PubMed Semantic search with the option to even add a post so I found a job for part-time employee to work in a microarray lab. This I think is a great tool especially if more people use it you can use the feature to locate people working on similar topic. Ofcourse you can any of the much known social tools like Linkedin

Still not convinced of the merits take a look at the comparison of the search results on new regulatory problems affecting personal genomics companies, in google and Hakia

You can also generate a custom seach box that can be added to your website much like the custom google search box .

and yes there is competition to Powerset has launched its

May be because Yahoo is already offering Semantic webs earch using

But there is more than what meets the eye. Remember Interestingly in 2007 June Oracle staked its claim to leadership in the enterprise side of the emerging semantic Web space, saying that more than 100 commercial and open-source applications are using its version of the technology. Oracle do offer search called Oracle Secure Enterprise Search. Take a look at the Oracle Semantic Technology Centre

Microsoft can also say to be making up for the loss of TripleHop to Oracle,

There is still more surprises Evri.com a Paul Allen backed semantic search engine has launched a Beta release in June 24.

Other similar service providers includes TextDigger, Radar Networks Peer39.com that offers semantic technology in advertising, Gloofi.com Twine, then there is Spock calling itself a vertical search engine for people, usign top-down semantic search. In that sense we can call Google Maps to be using semantic technology though it cant be called a thorough breed in this field

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