Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) August 20, 2013
The Alliance for Clinical Research Excellence and Safety (ACRES), together with two of its strategic technology allies, ViS Research (ViS) and HealthCarePoint (HCP), will officially begin registering clinical research sites worldwide. This is the first step in the development of the ACRES Global Network of high-performing sites, part of an open, global system for clinical research. This network will ultimately include thousands of sites worldwide connected through a shared technology platform: the ACRES Global Technology Network.
ACRES president, Dr. Greg Koski, announced the rollout of an online site-network interface, developed and powered by ViS and HCP, as the first component of the ACRES comprehensive technology platform designed to enhance safety, quality and operational efficiency across the entire clinical research enterprise. It applies a systems approach to clinical research and medical product development, supporting the collection, sharing, and analysis of information.
“ACRES' vision is to work collaboratively with stakeholders to build a non-proprietary shared IT platform for clinical research that incorporates standards ensuring inter-operability and inter-change of data while safeguarding privacy and security. More than a portal, this interface allows sites to share their capabilities and get involved. While just the first step down a long road,” said Koski, “it marks a critically important milestone.”
Andy Olmsted, ACRES Vice-President, noted that “other industries recognized long ago the value of capturing, aggregating and effectively utilizing systems level data—clinical research can similarly benefit.”
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