BOSTON – Biopharmaceutical services provider PAREXEL is leveraging the Microsoft Azure-powered Perceptive Cloud to use mobile and wearable health data to improve the patient experience in clinical research.
PAREXEL has developed a digital solution that enables clinicians to communicate time-sensitive events to clinical study staff. Using Microsoft Azure App Services, the technology will generate health alerts through data transmission from mobile devices, gathered at the patient home or in the field and forward them automatically whenever there is connectivity. Staff and investigators will then be automatically informed and could proactively address any threat to patient safety, potentially decreasing risk of patient mortality and morbidity.
“Technology has made it possible to access more meaningful data than ever before, while improving the patient experience,” said Douglas Barta, CIO at PAREXEL, in a statement. “PAREXEL has always been committed to helping our clients solve their most difficult challenges and applying both our innovative technology development and strategic alliance capabilities to provide seamless, patient-centric solutions to benefit our customers and their patients.”
PAREXEL has also initiated several projects that expand innovation in the application of mobile medical devices in clinical trials. Specifically, PAREXEL’s Patient Sensor Solution capabilities now include an expanded list of connected medical devices, as well as integrations with DataLabs, PAREXEL’s electronic data capture technology, and ClinPhone RTSM, PAREXEL’s interactive response solution for randomization and trial supplies management. The Sensor Solution uses advanced artificial intelligence technology to support predictive monitoring of patient compliance and has been expanded to manage larger volumes of data transfer.
The solutions are all built on Perceptive Cloud, a cloud solution offered by PAREXEL and designed to deliver cost-effective innovation while safeguarding sensitive information. The solutions were developed in collaboration with Microsoft and integrate cloud services including Microsoft Azure IoT Hub and Azure Stream Analytics.
“Clinical development is an area ripe for digital transformation, and industry leaders like PAREXEL are integrating Microsoft Azure into their solutions to help do just that,” said Chris Sakalosky, vice president, U.S. health and life sciences, Microsoft, in a statement. “Through this collaboration, we can reduce costs, make services more efficient and, in turn, provide better care to patients.”