For many years in the clinical trials space, integrating eClinical platforms together at study startup has been a challenge. In Veeva’s 2018 Unified Clinical Operations, this interesting data was gathered: “Integrating multiple applications (74%) is the top challenge resulting from application and process silos.” The reason this has been a challenge include a lack of data standards, and a mix of eClinical vendors approach’s to APIs. Some eClinical vendors, like our partner Veeva, have well documented open APIs. Other vendors are closed by design, and others have significant API gaps or no APIs. Adding to the complexity of this issue is the fact the competing vendors often find themselves having to cooperate with each other, at a CRO or biotech company, adding an additional political delay to many integration projects.
AppBus takes a very different approach to this problem. The AppBus AXP platform allows you to model how an end user would use an application, turn that into an automation, and then manage that end point as an API in the Open API format. This has several benefits. First, because AppBus AXP can automate and drive applications to any state as part of an integration, complex clinical workflows become much more efficient and manual data entry is eliminated, creating cleaner study data. Another benefit of this approach is the political challenge of getting competing vendors to work together is eliminated. All that is needed to scope the work is to have the CRO or biotech subject matter experts, per application, available on a call, so the workflow can be modeled and the APIs created. This is all done without changing the underlying source code of the applications.
If you are interested in seeing this approach in action, please join AppBus and Veeva for this upcoming webinar.
Real-time operational insights are key to proactively identify roadblocks, keep studies on track, and provide effective study oversight. Join AppBus and Veeva, to:
- Understand how flexible technology integrations can speed clinical trials
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