Simplified Clinical Accelerates Towards Zero Data Entry with FHIR Integration 

Leading EDC Provider Continues to Drive Automation and Interoperability in Clinical Trials 

BOSTON, MA – June 11, 2024 – Simplified Clinical, a leading provider of cloud-based electronic data capture (EDC) solutions, is thrilled to unveil the integration of FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) into its flagship platform. This significant enhancement marks a pivotal moment in the company’s journey toward revolutionizing clinical trials by eliminating data entry burdens. Building upon the successful deployment of AI-driven text analytics and seamless PowerBI integration, this strategic incorporation of FHIR technology is now available in the application, further solidifying Simplified Clinical’s commitment to streamlining and advancing the clinical research process.

FHIR, an interoperability standard developed by Health Level Seven International (HL7), enables seamless data exchange between Simplified Clinical’s EDC system and other healthcare IT systems, such as electronic health records (EHRs), clinical decision support systems, and medical devices. By embracing FHIR, Simplified Clinical continues to drive automation and interoperability, reducing manual data entry and enhancing the efficiency of clinical research.

“At Simplified Clinical, we are relentlessly pursuing our goal of Zero Data Entry (ZDE) in clinical trials,” said John Schwope, CEO of Simplified Clinical. “By combining our AI-driven text analytics, PowerBI capabilities, and now FHIR interoperability, we are empowering our customers to unlock the full potential of data-driven clinical trials, accelerate research timelines, and ultimately improve patient outcomes.”

Simplified Clinical’s inclusion of AI-driven text analytics capabilities has already revolutionized data capture by automatically extracting relevant information from unstructured sources, such as medical records and clinical notes. The subsequent integration of PowerBI has empowered customers with advanced data visualization and analytics capabilities, enabling data-driven decision-making throughout the clinical trial lifecycle.

With the addition of FHIR, Simplified Clinical takes another significant stride towards its zero data entry vision by enabling seamless data exchange and interoperability across the clinical research landscape. Key benefits of FHIR integration include:

  • Reducing administrative burden on health workers (doctors, nurses), offering sites a zero/near zero data entry system. Sponsors can attract the best Investigators and sites to participate in their clinical research efforts.
  • Improved Interoperability: FHIR enables seamless integration and data exchange between the EDC system and other healthcare systems, facilitating better data sharing and care coordination.
  • Standardized Data Formats: FHIR defines standardized data models and resources for representing clinical data, ensuring data consistency and reducing the need for custom data mappings.
  • Enhanced Data Access: FHIR’s RESTful APIs and resource-based architecture make it easier to access and retrieve data from the EDC system, enabling real-time data exchange and integration with other applications.
  • Improved Data Quality: By adhering to FHIR standards, the EDC system benefits from built-in data validation and integrity checks, leading to higher data quality and reduced errors.
  • Futureproofing: As FHIR continues to gain widespread adoption in the healthcare industry, incorporating it into the EDC system future-proofs the system and ensures compatibility with emerging technologies and regulatory requirements.

Simplified Clinical’s FHIR-enabled EDC system is now available for clinical trial sponsors, contract research organizations (CROs), and investigator sites worldwide. For more information, please visit www.simplifiedclinical.com.

About Simplified Clinical

Simplified Clinical pioneers clinical trial software innovation, supported by a strategic partnership with Microsoft Azure’s Cloud for Healthcare. Our commitment to AI, cloud computing, and interoperability standards like FHIR® drives efficiencies and unlocks new possibilities in clinical research. Leveraging Azure’s infrastructure, we accelerate data collection and analysis, offering sponsors unparalleled value. With a vision for zero/near-zero data entry, we’re shaping the future of healthcare technology, benefiting patients, clients, and stakeholders.