IQVIA introduces new capabilities for clinical trial communications

1st February 2019 (Last Updated February 1st, 2019 12:52)

IQVIA, a life sciences technology solutions provider, has introduced two new capabilities to facilitate easy and fast sharing of cross-trial training materials and safety notifications between clinical teams.

Sponsors and contract research organisations can use the cross-trial functionality to communicate with sites across different studies, geographic locations and site roles.

IQVIA said that the new features decrease site workload through distribution and tracking of necessary clinical trainings and safety notifications across all trials.

The capabilities are available via a dashboard that enables users to push and track trainings and safety notifications. They can be accessed by all IQVIA full-service clinical studies.

IQVIA Global Technology Solutions senior vice-president Tal Rosenberg said: “Our latest platform upgrades help ensure that sponsors, IQVIA, and other CROs can notify sites about safety events and trainings from one centralised dashboard, while removing duplicative activities that were previously inherent in the process. Simply put, this makes it easier for everyone.”

The company added that the new capabilities facilitate transparency in audit-trail documentation by automatic tracking of notification, acknowledgement.

In addition, the features are claimed to save cost and time, mitigate audit and legal liability, as well as help in automatic detection of noncompliant site personnel for training and safety acknowledgement.

Formed as a result of merger between IMS Health and Quintiles, IQVIA offers advanced analytics, technology solutions and contract research services for the life sciences industry.

The company uses human data science to facilitate enhancement of new clinical development and commercialisation techniques, and improve healthcare outcomes.