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Birds-of-a-Feather Webinar: Real-world data (RWD) and real-world evidence (RWE)
According to the FDA’s website, “Real-world data (RWD) and real-world evidence (RWE) are playing an increasing role in health care decisions.” And a recent survey by the eClinical Forum showed that most respondents believe that RWD and RWE will become much more important in clinical research over the next few years. As a result, many questions have arisen regarding the use cases, data sources, quality of these sources, regulatory guidance documents and so on. The goal of this “Birds of a Feather” session is to present some basic information on these topics and to present a few case examples to illustrate how RWD and RWE are playing an increasingly important role in research.
Technology Showcase: eClinical Solutions -- Automating the Clinical Data Pipeline for Enhanced Data Review & Analytics
There has been a dramatic increase in clinical data types, sources and systems in recent years enabling new insights into patient experiences while also presenting challenges in consolidating, standardizing and analyzing these new data streams. The tools for centralizing, integrating, mapping and analyzing data have not kept pace with research and are causing cycle time delays and require numerous manual processes. This technology showcase will describe how new platforms like the elluminate Clinical Data Platform are automating the ingestion of data from numerous eClinical systems and sources, enabling faster data mapping and standardization, supporting risk based data review and advancing both clinical and operational analytics.
Presented by Sheila Rocchio and Sam Parnell of eClinical Solutions.
Birds-of-a-Feather Round Table Discussion: U.S. National Patient Identifier (NPI) and its Impact to Clinical Trials
Presenter/Facilitator: Ken Light, Clinscape
In 1996, HIPAA legislation called for the development of a national patient identifier system that would give each person in the United States a permanently assigned, unique number to be used across the entire spectrum of the national healthcare system. That project was never funded by congress, but just last year (June, 2019) Congress voted to appropriate $99 billion dollars to an HHS bill that included creation of a National Patient Identifier.
Ken will review this topic, and oversee a group dialog around the benefits, challenges, and impact related to healthcare and clinical trials.
eCF Autumn 2020 Virtual Workshop Planned
Following the success of our Spring Virtual Workshop (see article below), we are now planning for an Autumn 2020 Virtual Workshop. This will replace face-to-face meetings in Asia, Europe and North America due to continued concern for our members safety during the Covid-19 pandemic. It is our hope that we will be able to resume face-to-face workshops in 2021 as our members have expressed their desire to get back to "getting together" in person once it is appropriate to do that, as they say "nothing can replace the networking and comeraderie of an eCF face-to-face meeting".
The Autumn 2020 Virtual Workshop will build on our success, learnings, and suggestions for improvement from the Spring Virtual Workshop. We plan to have more interactive sessions, more sessions that are regional-based to allow a better time-of-day for most participants, have some global sessions to allow for the valuable global interaction, and spread it over a full week with a few hours/day. We are currently in the planning stage and welcome suggestions to discussion topics via email@example.com as well as considering all suggestions submitted with the Spring workshop evaluations.
Please mark your calendars for Oct 12-16 2020 ... and stay tuned for more detailed information as we develop it!