Clinical Trials

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The FDA's draft guidance on EHRs and clinical trials needs more meat

We may finally see more streamlined approval of new drugs and devices, thanks to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's latest effort to push researchers to use electronic health records in clinical trials--draft guidance published this week regarding how to use EHRs as a source of data. Still, the draft guidance is pretty skimpy and raises questions that must be answered.

FDA issues draft guidance on use of EHRs in clinical investigations

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released draft guidance regarding the collection and use of electronic health record data in clinical trials.

Researchers advocate health IT as the clinical intervention

Research involving technology-based interventions holds substantial potential to advance the speed of evidence-gathering to support healthcare delivery, according to an article at  BMC Informatics and Decision-Making.

Use of data-sharing platforms for clinical trials limited

Use of platforms designed to provide access to individual patient data in order to increase transparency of clinical trial data has been limited, according to a research letter published in the  Journal of the American Medical Association.

Cancer innovators in demand at hospitals amid research advances, aging population

Recent developments in cancer treatment have hospitals increasingly on the hunt for top talent to aid in clinical trials, according to Capital New York.

Gartner researcher: Wearables not ready for limelight in clinical trials

Mobile health wearables aren't ready to play a starring role in clinical trials, according to Gartner Research Director Michael Shanler, despite all the attention the devices have seen recently.

FDA looks to improve its use of IT for clinical investigations

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, attempting to improve its clinical investigation processes, established a public docket last week to solicit feedback on how healthcare stakeholders are using technology for such research efforts.

Computational model compares disease societal cost vs. research funding

University of Chicago researchers have developed a computational model to improve the allocation of U.S. biomedical research resources.

Big data from EHRs bolsters drug research

With the help of big data, researchers have discovered that the combination of two drugs can significantly lower patients' blood pressure, according to a study published in the  Journal of General Internal Medicine.

David Lee Scher: Physicians, consumers must capitalize on mHealth tools

Mobile healthcare tech adoption is lagging for more than a few reasons, writes health technology consultant David Lee Scher, M.D., despite the fact big name tech companies are investing in the market.