NHS leads the way in medical research by innovating through Business Discovery platform
National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network Uses QlikView to Improve Clinical Trial Processes
(NASDAQ: ), a leader in Business Discovery – user-driven Business Intelligence (BI), today announced that the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network is using the QlikView Business Discovery platform to consolidate data and improve the performance of the clinical research it supports. The platform is being used to harness existing study data so more educated decisions can be made about the placement and management of studies, based on key factors such as patient populations and clinical expertise. Available on mobile devices, this information can then be shared to evidence the improved performance of clinical research in the NHS.
The Clinical Research Network is part of the National Institute for Health Research and is the "research delivery arm" for the NHS in England. With over 630,000 people recruited to studies supported by the Network in 2012-2013 alone, it is a task that generates huge amounts of data. All study performance data can now be viewed within the Open Data Platform (ODP), a solution built upon QlikView technology, where it is analyzed so the Clinical Research Network can ensure research studies are being delivered as efficiently as possible, meeting time and target criteria set out for each study.
After having to dedicate significant man hours getting insight out of a number of unwieldy databases, the Clinical Research Network now has the ability to get a full view of study metrics in one central, easily accessible location. Staff can save time, but still better understand the resources they have available when making logistical decisions. For example, by pulling all of the Clinical Research Network's study data together, the ODP on QlikView can show where trained diabetes nurses are based and then this information is used by the team to recommend the most appropriate location for running effective diabetes research in the NHS.
QlikView is also available on mobile devices, which means it can be used to promote the improved efficiency of clinical research in the NHS. This is significant nationally as it enables the research community to collaborate more effectively and important internationally as it enables government to promote the UK as an ideal location for life-sciences industry investment.
“Like any other government department at the moment, the NHS is being tasked with running at maximum efficiency and the clinical research environment is no exception,” comments Richard Corbridge, CIO at the NIHR Clinical Research Network. “We have a lot of study information: the number of people taking part, where patient populations are located, how long study set-up takes, etc. and it makes sense to channel this data for enhanced performance management. Our new ‘Open Data Platform’ from QlikView has already helped us to make discoveries around the way our research is managed, so we can run trials in the most effective fashion. We’re so pleased with the results so far that we’re using them to set an example for similar organizations. Crucially, it is helping us to turn data into information that enables insight and delivers business intelligence.”
Sean Farrington, RVP Northern Europe & MD UK & Ireland at QlikTech, continues: “The running of medical trials is one of the most important things the NHS does and we’re thrilled to be helping the organization become a leader in research innovation. After all, this is research we can all benefit from.”
QlikTech (NASDAQ: QLIK) is a leader in Business Discovery—user-driven Business Intelligence (BI). Its QlikView Business Discovery solution bridges the gap between traditional BI solutions and inadequate spreadsheet applications. The in-memory associative search technology QlikTech pioneered created the self-service BI category, allowing users to explore information freely rather than being confined to a predefined path of questions. Appropriate from SMB to the largest global enterprise, QlikView’s self-service analysis can be deployed with data governance in days or weeks. The QlikView Business Discovery platform’s app-driven model works with existing BI solutions, offering an immersive mobile and social, collaborative experience. Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, QlikTech has offices around the world serving approximately 28,000 customers in over 100 countries.