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eHealth News Roundup for April 7th – 17th 2003 fro

Posted on: 17 Apr 03
eHealth News Roundup for April 7th – 17th 2003 fro

Summary

While the Internet continued to be used for important reference and record keeping purposes, its power as a communications medium was perhaps most evident by the websites being set up to help those wo
While the Internet continued to be used for important reference and record keeping purposes, its power as a communications medium was perhaps most evident by the websites being set up to help those working to track and combat the deadly SARS virus. Elsewhere, drug companies were looking to shorten the lengthy and costly regulatory process by utilizing electronic submission, while Teva is to use the net to efficiently share data between its investigator sites.

DATA CAPTURE AND REGULATORY SUBMISSION TOOLS

Liquent debuts web-based common technical document software
Liquent, a global leader in regulatory publishing, intelligence, and intellectual property solutions, has released its eCTD Assistant 2.0, a first desktop application that automatically creates compliant electronic Common Technical Document, or eCTD
submissions for multiple regions.
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Samaritan hopes to expedite time-to-market with electronic regulatory submission
Samaritan Pharmaceuticals has obtained the services of Octagon Research Solutions, a regulatory consulting service specializing in electronic regulatory submissions, clinical information management, technical writing and dossier preparation. Samaritan hopes to expedite its HIV drug time-to-market by using reviewer-friendly, FDA preferred fully electronic submissions. Read full article
Company Information: Samaritan Pharmaceuticals

Teva Neuroscience to use electronic data capture to speed clinical trial
Teva Neuroscience is to implement Document Solutions Group's eCaseLink electronic data capture software to expedite the data collection during an upcoming 15-month, phase II central nervous system study. DSG's eCaseLink will enable Teva to collect and analyze data more efficiently from the investigator sites, shortening the duration of the trial. Read full article
Company Information: Teva Pharmaceuticals

RECORD KEEPING AND REFERENCE TOOLS

Veteran's electronic health records system pushing national standards
A new initiative has been launched to adopt uniform national standards throughout the federal government for electronic health records. The protocols adopted will be the same as those currently in use at the Department of Veterans Affairs, which operates the largest integrated health care system in the country and has long been in the vanguard of developing and using electronic health records. Read full article

Major pharmaceutical companies adopt web-based Physicians' Desk Reference
Four leading global pharmaceutical companies have agreed to utilize Thompson's PDRxpress physician desk reference system to manage their product labeling submissions. This secure web-based system permits online submission and management of official drug product labeling that Thompson PDR collects, maintains, and disseminates in both print and electronic formats.
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Nutrient data now available on home computers via the Internet
The US Department of Agriculture has published its National Nutrient Database on the internet. A user-friendly, searchable version of the authoritative nutrient database, comprising over 6,000 items and some 70 megabytes, is now available for download onto personal computers and laptops free of charge. Read full article

SARS ONLINE INFORMATION

Corda Technologies creates map to track SARS
Corda Technologies, a developer of interactive data vizualization solutions, is to use its OptiMap and PopChart technology to create a web page with an up-to-date map displaying the worldwide occurrences and deaths due to severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS. Read full article

Special web sites help scientists fight SARS
Scientists battling against the clock to understand and develop treatments for SARS, have increasingly been turning to the internet to help their efforts. Researchers in Hong Kong, the US and Europe have been using secure World Health Organization web sites to share data in real time. Read full article

Michael Randle

Last updated on: 27/08/2010 11:40:18

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