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Electronic Data Capture
An Electronic Data Capture (EDC) system is a computerised system that collects clinical data in electronic format and is typically used to support human clinical trials. Typically, EDC systems provide: A graphical user interface component for data entry A validation component to check user data A reporting tool for analysis of the collected data EDC systems are used in te pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology industries in all aspects of clinical research. EDC oftens increases the data accuracy and reduces the time to collect data for studies of drugs and medical devices. The links shown on this page feature the key word ′Electronic Data Capture’ in their stories:
RFID smart cabinet for medical inventory control
SATO brings the internet of things to inventory control with the PJM smart cabinet using RFID technology
Marie Curie organisation takes encryption services
Secure e-mail and secure file transfer services from Egress Software are being used to protect sensitive information by Marie Curie
Eating eggs reduces risk of type 2 diabetes
Research published by the University of Eastern Finland indicates a link between reduced type 2 diabetes and the consumption of eggs
Bradford hospital migrates to vendor neutral image archive
BridgeHead Software and partner companies have assisted Bradford hospital in migrating from National PACS archiving to the HealthStore VNA
Warfarin alternative device gains FDA approval
The Watchman Left Atrial Appendage Closure Device from Boston Scientific gains FDA approval and could mean more patients can receive a non-drug alternative to Warfarin
Web based clinical system from diabetes centre
The University Hospital of Wales will use a web based paediatric diabetes care management system for effective data management and communication
Cyber attack protection for healthcare patient records
Mike Potts of IT security company, Lancope explains how the protection of healthcare records from cyber attacks is similar to a game of cat and mouse
Wireless network provides unified access at NHS trust
Alcatel Lucent is providing The Royal Brompton and Harefield with a data centre and wireless network for managing communications and improving patient care
Secure paperless signing process for clinical trials
Clinical trials undertaken by pharmaceutical companies can now benefit from secure digital signing using hardware security modules
Pre-exposure preventive measures linked to reduced HIV infection
The Medical Research Council reveals the effectiveness of pre-exposure prophylaxis in protecting against HIV infection
Software integration improves bioprocess development
The ambr systems from SSB are now integrated with Design of Experiments software for use by bioprocess scientists to improve development activities
First patient trial concluded on Hemopurifier
Feasibility study for the FDA concludes first patient treatment with no bad effects relating to the device using the Aethlon Medical Hemopurifier
ForeScout Technologies recruits new CEO
Former Intel Security president joins ForeScout Technologies to lead the next phase of growth in the network security company
Secure digital signing speeds up clinical trials
SureClinical has beefed up security on its cloud-based digital signing system for clinical trials with the use of Thales E-Security's nShield HSM units
Gartner recognition for network access control
CounterACT network access control product from ForeScout Technologies takes 4th consecutive magic quadrant position from analysts at Gartner
Yeovil increases IT security budgets
Veracode has revealed the extent of spending on IT security at Yeovil District Hospital to protect patient data and reduce the risk of cyber attacks
Asbestos: An Ongoing Challenge to Global Health
Challenges to global health can evolve from policies and decisions that take years or decades to unfold. An article in the current issue of the Annals of Global Health describes the current state of asbestos use worldwide, a story that began over 100 years ago, and the real and contrived controversi
Biosensors capable of detection of infectious diseases - prototype set for clinical trials
The successful development of new platform technology for the rapid point of care (POC) diagnosis of flu and other respiratory conditions has widespread potential for the detection of a wide range of other infectious diseases. The UK-based OJ Bio has now successfully completed the prototype developm
Top 30 pharma companies spent $112 billion on research and development in 2013, says report
The world’s leading 30 pharmaceutical companies spent a combined $112 billion on research and development (R&D) in 2013, an increase of $723 million over the previous year, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData.
Collaboration enhances healthcare industry compliance
ForeScout is easing the ability for healthcare providers to become HIPAA compliant through new collaboration with OPSWAT
Bioimpedance measurement lowers image degradation of PET scans, improves detection of cancer and heart conditions
A novel technique which reduces image degradation caused by respiratory motion during a PET scan was developed in a recent study at the University of Eastern Finland.
Simulation finger enables tiny all-in-one vital signs testing device
Rigel Medical has introduced a new simulation finger which combined with its advanced hand-held UNISIM simulator, provides what the company claims to be "the world’s smallest, high performance all-in-one vital signs solution."
Design consultancy meets international standard for medical device quality
Following a six-month accreditation review, Cambridge Design Partnership has been awarded ISO13485 and ISO9001 certification for quality management. These qualifications include strict healthcare regulations helping to ensure product safety and efficacy within the medical sector. The company was abl
Research report: 3D Systems driving Americas' Mammography market value beyond $1 billion by 2020
The Americas’ (North and South America) mammography systems market value will increase from approximately $390 million in 2013 to $1.1 billion by 2020, driven primarily by the uptake of 3D systems in the US and healthy demand for 2D systems in Canada, Mexico and Brazil, according to business intelli
UK Government support for research into disease focuses on imaging techniques
The UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, has announced that a partnership led by the Medical Research Council (MRC) will invest over £230 million in a range of revolutionary technologies aimed at identifying the causes of diseases such as cancer and dementia, and dramatically speedin
Hospital Access control in focus at Healthcare Estates show
Access control specialists at Salto Systems will be demonstrating what they can do for hospitals as part of the Healthcare Estates Event taking place next month
Mobile clinical technology features public-facing apps
Exco InTouch, having pioneered mobile technology, increasing retention and compliance through engaging and supporting patients, and facilitating the delivery of ePRO via mobile devices, is now publishing public-facing apps on all three mobile operating platforms (iOS, Android and Windows8).
New network technology provides the mobility, reliability and connectivity to streamline healthcare delivery
A recent market report predicts the growth in medical-device connectivity is expected to grow over 800% worldwide between 2013-2019. But without the right network access, connectivity and management, wired or wireless devices will never realise their full potential to streamline healthcare delivery.
Successful implantation of microsensor for wireless intraocular pressure measurement in glaucoma patient
Implandata Ophthalmic Products reports the successful implantation of the first patient within the ARGOS-02 clinical study at Augenklinik Bellevue in Kiel, Germany. In the ARGOS-02 clinical study, six eye centers in Germany are currently recruiting primary open angle glaucoma patients, undergoing ca
RFID transponder uses 8kB FRAM technology for memory-intensive applications
HID Global's Identification Technologies division is shipping the IN Tag 300 8kB RFID transponder, which is ideal for memory intensive applications. The device incorporates ferroelectric random access memory (FRAM) technology from Fujitsu Semiconductor. This accelerates data access close to the max
Healthcare organizations migrate from mechanical locks to wireless electronic access control
Allegion showed visitors to the American Society for Healthcare Engineering Technical Exhibition (ASHE) annual exhibition in Chicago how easily they can migrate from mechanical locks to electronic access control. Allegion featured ENGAGE technology-enabled Schlage NDE Series wireless electronic lock
Licensed Gigabit network links two NHS Trusts
Epsom and St. Helier NHS Trust has become first in the UK to connect two of its sites with a 1Gigabit per second (Gbps) licensed wireless link. The new link will carry all voice and data traffic between the two sites, including WiFi for both patients and employees.
Graphene artificial retina - an interface to the optic nerve
Physicists at Technische Universität München (TUM) are using the special properties of graphene to produce key elements of an artificial retina. With their research program the researchers were admitted to the heavily funded "Graphene" Flagship Program of the EU.
Cyber security report: UK health service reveals low awareness and low projected budgets
Sponsored by ForeScout Technologies, the 2014 Cyber Defence Maturity Report is independent research conducted by IDG Connect during May and June of 2014. Survey respondents included 1600 IT information security decision makers in organisations of more than 500 employees, and spanning five industry s
Experts meet to discuss air quality challenge
Government, local authority and representatives from the Department for Transport have attended a workshop in Gainsborough to assess the role that emissions reduction technology can play.
3D printing process with smooth surfaces developed for lenses and glasses
Making things with a three-dimensional (3D) printer is quickly becoming a commonplace activity. In part this is because of the expanding range of "printable’ materials, which now includes precious metals, biological tissue and even the ingredients for a pizza. But the machines are still not very go
Sperm-inspired brobots controlled by oscillating weak magnetic fields
A team of researchers at the University of Twente (Netherlands) and German University in Cairo (Egypt) has developed sperm-inspired microrobots, which can be controlled by oscillating weak magnetic fields.
Compact, small-scale incubator microscope examines cells in time lapse
Biologists and doctors rely heavily on incubators and microscopes. Now the Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering IBMT has come up with a novel device that combines the functions of both these tools in a compact and extremely small-scale system. It is ideally suited for time-lapse examinati
Gravity-beating ultrasonic tweezers for bio-engineering
Pioneering "tweezers" that use ultrasound beams to grip and manipulate tiny clusters of cells under electronic, push-button control could lead to life-changing medical advances, such as better cartilage implants that reduce the need for knee replacement operations.
Electronic patient records for mental health service
The mental health service of Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS trust will use integrated electronic patient records
Support for HIMSS Europe patient care model
Orion Health has expressed its support for the new model proposed for the evaluation of technological capabilities in European patient care
Journal publishes implantable defibrillator trial results
Interim results for the safety and effectiveness of a subcutaneous implantable defibrillator have been published in the European Heart Journal
Nottingham hospitals upgrade ultrasound capability
An overhaul in the diagnostics department at the Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust includes the installation of new ultrasound equipment
Electronic observation system for NHS Trust
The e-Observations decision support system for patient outcome improvements through electronic observation will be installed in Hull and East Yorkshire hospitals
Distribution agreement for data analysis software
Adept Scientific will supply Origin and OriginPro data analysis software from OriginLab in the UK
Long term results from CRT Defibrillator use
Cardiac resynchronisation therapy using CRT defibrillators shows promising results after long term implantation trial
Cardiovascular information system for NHS Trust
Diagnostic and clinical communications have been improved at the Royal Berkshire with the use of McKesson Cardiology
Integrated care system breaks down attendance barriers
The use of EMIS Web in north London is helping to reduce non-attendance rates from patients with long term care requirements
Data centre based healthcare data management
Partnership enables healthcare providers to manage critical data within a data centre based service offering
Report details spinal surgery market in Japan
Japanese spinal surgery comes under the spotlight in a report that examines the market to the end of the decade
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