Category: Data Transfer

01 Mar 2019

6 New Features of the RealTime-CTMS MobileAPP

From text messages to video conference calls, mobile devices have become part of an everyday routine. Consequently, mobile device usage has become more evident in the clinical research setting. Utilizing electronic devices can improve efficiency and streamline research data across your site.  Implementing the right mobile software can drastically enhance the study process.

The new RealTime-MobileAPP delivers innovative new features that place a Site Operations Management System (SOMS) in the palm of your hands. With a tablet or phone, you can access studies, subjects, calendars, contacts, source documents, regulatory documents and much more. So, here’s an inside look at our latest updates!

 

1. Face Recognition

One of the most innovative features of the MobileAPP is face ID recognition. Rather than logging in with password credentials, setting up face recognition can make remembering passwords a thing of the past while also streamlining the eSignature process for documents.

2. Calendar and Scheduling

Users can access various calendars to keep their schedules organized. Manage events from the MobileAPP and easily stay on top of your appointments.

3. System Notifications

Receive push notifications for calendar events, eSOURCE communication and eSignature requests. All notifications are management on a single notification page.

4. Streamlined Subject Management

Investigators and staff can now refer subjects through the Subject tab or from the main menu. Referrals from the MobileAPP feed directly into the CTMS to initiate recruitment processes. Users can also search for qualified subjects based on history or indication. The subject profile page allows users to view contact attempts, demographics, and study visits in one place.

5. eDOCS and eSOURCE Integration

Investigators and staff can access eDOCS to view/sign study regulatory documents.  Accessing eSOURCE will allow users to view enrolled subjects and collect visit data straight to their iPad or tablet.

6. Study Contacts

Users can access contacts directly from the MobileAPP. Add professional contacts or staff contacts for easy communication.

So, what are you waiting for?

Start accessing subject profiles, calendars, source documents, and more through the RealTime-MobileAPP! Streamline your site communication and increase efficiency.

Schedule a demo with us by calling (210) 852-4310.

22 Feb 2019

Behind the Software with Nathan Levens

Our goal as a team is to give back to clinical researchers by creating software that is more efficient, reliable, and easy to use. This month, we are featuring a team member that has gone above and beyond for our customers, Nathan Levens.

Nathan has over 10 years’ experience in the clinical research industry. He is currently the Product Manager for our eSOURCE product at RealTime Software Solutions and teaches sites how to transition from paper-based regulatory and source documentation processes to electronic solutions.

You might be wondering what Nathan is like behind the software. We had the chance to ask him a few questions to get to know him a little better!

What was your favorite TV show growing up?

Growing up, I had a lot of favorite TV shows, but I watched Saved by the Bell reruns every day after school for several years. I thought Zack Morris was the coolest guy in the world.  Especially when he got his first mobile phone and carried it in his backpack.  I was still using a wall-mounted phone with a 10 ft cord that stretched across the room.

What’s the best piece of professional advice you’ve ever received?

I’ve received a lot great advice from books, coworkers and people I consider mentors.  One piece of advice that comes to mind is that we should ‘work to learn’ rather than simply ‘work to earn’. There are a lot of jobs that provide a paycheck, but it’s important to be selective when taking a position with a company.  Go for the jobs that force you to learn new skills.  As you learn new skills, more opportunities will present themselves throughout your career.

What’s your favorite 90’s jam?

Too many songs to choose from. The 90’s were awesome. I watched MTV every morning before school and liked almost every song that hit their top 20 list.

What’s the coolest or most interesting thing you’re working on right now?

That would be the product that I manage, RealTime-eSOURCE. This type of product is changing the way research sites collect study data and the possibilities are endless with this product.  I’m excited to see how the product shapes the industry in the next 5-10 years.

If you could meet any comic book superhero, who would it be and why?

Easy… Batman.  No explanation needed.  It’s Batman.  He can beat anyone, even Superman.

What are your biggest pet peeves?

I’ve never had pet peeves, but I do have a pet Yorkie.  Just kidding but I do have a Yorkie!  The only thing I can think of that bothers me is when fellow drivers decide not to use their blinker light in traffic and subsequently get mad at me for not realizing they want in my lane.  I’ve learned a lot about breathing to relax in traffic.

What’s your favorite famous or inspirational quote?

I’ve never been attached to famous quotes, but I like funny ones.  “Life’s a garden.  Dig it!” – Joe Dirt

What are the values that drive you?

I’m sure I sub-consciously subscribe to a lot of values but I usually just keep things simple in my life. I make sure I’m doing my best at whatever I set my mind to, and I value my relationships with friends and family.

What books/podcasts are you into at the moment?

I like to get nerdy so I’m currently listening to StarTalk Radio with Neil deGrasse Tyson.  I’m also reading Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday.

What is the most inspiring part of your job?

It’s the customer testimonials that inspire me.  As a product manager, I love the fact that I get to help create solutions that make other people’s lives easier.  It’s a great feeling when a customer expresses how happy they are for choosing RealTime. These testimonials inspire me to help more customers.

Stay tuned for more interviews as we get to know some of the team behind RealTime Software Solutions. If you are interested in scheduling a demo for eSOURCE, or any of our other solutions, call (210) 852-4310 or fill out a CONTACT FORM.

10 Oct 2018

Major Clinical Trial Software Companies Announce Integration, Streamlining Site Operations

Major Clinical Trial Software Companies Announce Integration, Streamlining Site Operations

RealTime-CTMS and Devana Solutions® IGNITE for sites integrate, allowing sites to streamline the clinical trial process from study start-up, to close-out.

SAN ANTONIO, TX– The days of doing double work are over thanks to the integration of two clinical trial platforms RealTime-CTMS and Devana Solutions® IGNITE for sites.

Both companies are major players in the clinical trial software industry and have quickly grown in popularity among sites and sponsors across the globe. RealTime for its ever-popular eSOURCE solution along with its CTMS, eDOCS, TEXT and PAY products. Devana for its ability to streamline operations by automating study start-up, providing crucial study metrics and enhancing trial performance.

“Devana Solutions® IGNITE for sites robust study start-up tracking and data analytics platform integrated with RealTime’s simple and intuitive CTMS is a winning combination for a robust end-to-end solution for managing research site operations,” says Barry Lake, CEO & Co-Founder of Devana Solutions®. “Both parties are excited to announce the integration as we truly believe top research sites and networks will really benefit from the combination.”

The integration, already available for use, allows for a more streamlined approach to collecting data by eliminating the need to input critical study information into two separate systems. Essentially, all data entered into either system is automatically transferred and displayed in the other.

“RealTime’s ultimate goal is to enhance the overall performance of the clinical trial process with innovative technologies and meaningful integrations between systems,” says RealTime CEO, Rick Greenfield.  “Our integration with Devana fulfills this mission by creating a powerful integration that will bring two cutting-edge services together to save users time, improve performance metric tracking and reduce redundant data entry.”

This year, the companies are showing off their products and services at industry conferences and are offering users who take advantage of the integration a 10 percent discount off licensing fees for each system.

Both RealTime and Devana Solutions® IGNITE for sites have proven that innovation and staying ahead of the game can make all the difference.

To find out more about the integration of RealTime-CTMS and Devana Solutions®, visit https://www.realtime-ctms.com/integrations/devana/

 

About RealTime-CTMS:

RealTime-CTMS is a leader in cloud-based software solutions for the clinical research industry and is dedicated to solving problems and providing systems that make the research process more efficient and profitable.

About Devana Solutions:

Devana Solutions®, LLC is a SaaS provider driven by a core belief that data transparency through technology is critical to selection of the top performing research sites to align with pharmaceutical Sponsors and CROs to reduce drug development costs and cure disease.

03 Oct 2018

Power of Integration: SaaS

RealTime-CTMS believes in the power of integration

What is SaaS?
Software as a service offers many advantages over traditional software. Previously, people used floppy disks and CDs to install and update usable software on their computers. Downloading and updating software was a long and painstakingly endless process. That process has now evolved due to software being readily available for download via internet licensing.

SaaS in Clinical Research

SaaS has grown in popularity with the rise of software usage and cloud-based computing. With that in mind, there has been an inevitable need for software management systems in the clinical research industry. Companies like RealTime-CTMS and Devana Solutions® IGNITE FOR SITES allow for customers to purchase licenses rather than installing software the traditional way. Software solutions have never been easier to use and allow a less expensive alternative than traditional software.

The Benefits of Integration Between SaaS Vendors

The idea that any single software platform will serve all the needs of a business is simply not possible.  Many businesses utilize numerous software solutions to handle a wide range of business operations.  The downside of having to use different systems from different vendors is that users must constantly log in to different systems for these functions and often data shared between the systems must be double-entered into each system.  By integrating these systems, vendors of different software types can provide end-users with a whole new level of efficiency.  Data can be shared between the systems and greatly reduce the need to log in and out of the two systems on a regular basis.

Devana Solutions ® IGNITE FOR SITES and RealTime Integration

Devana Solutions ® IGNITE FOR SITES and RealTime Software Solutions are two powerful companies with leading SaaS technologies for clinical research operations. Both companies are major players in the clinical trial software industry and have quickly grown in popularity among sites and sponsors across the globe. RealTime for its ever-popular eSOURCE solution along with its CTMS, eDOCS, TEXT and PAY products. Devana for its ability to streamline operations by automating business development, study start-up activities, and reporting crucial study metrics.

This year, the companies are showing off their products and services at industry conferences and are offering users who take advantage of this game-changing integration a 10% discount off of licensing fees for each system. Learn more about this powerful integration HERE.

Make the switch to SaaS

Switching to SaaS solutions can provide many benefits to the clinical research process. RealTime-CTMS, eSOURCE, eDOCS, TEXT and SitePAY allow sites to easily manage all site operations. RealTime’s solutions allow Sites, Sponsors and CROs the ability to easily track documents, sign forms, manage studies, recruit subjects, and much more! Take your software and your business to the next level and speak to one of our experts today.

For more information on our software solutions, call 210-852-4310

15 Sep 2018

Data in Clinical Research

How electronic data is streamlining clinical research.

Major advancements in technology and cutting-edge software are drastically improving and reconstructing the way research is conducted. The collection of accurate data and information is providing a new perspective on the industry. So, how can electronic data simplify the research process? Let’s break it down.

Accuracy in data

First and foremost, the collected data should be 100% accurate and consistent for future use. Along with accuracy, data should comply with protocol specifics and requirements. For instance, not meeting the protocol-specifications may exclude a patient from the final database. Innovative software combined with accurate data can produce substantial efficiencies and increased precision in clinical trials.

Regulatory requirements

Maintaining an audit trail of data management activities is of vital importance. An audit trail ensures that every user can access only the allotted functions specific to that user. Collecting data on compliant software allows auditors to verify any discrepancies in the data management process.

Efficiency in the research process

Read, sign, done! Yes, it’s that easy. Utilizing software that allows anytime access to study-related data and documentation creates an effective result. Innovative technology along with accurate data is streamlining the research process, making it efficient for all parties (Sponsors, Sites, CROs, the FDA, and IRB).

With these advancements in software and technology, there is an uninventable shift from paper to software systems. RealTime offers innovative software to streamline the way data is collected. RealTime-eSOURCE benefits include:

  • Electronic Source Documents
  • Part II Compliant
  • Safe & Secure Cloud Hosting
  • eSignatures

 

Customized eSOURCE Templates

Build your own eSOURCE form templates that can be reused and/or modified on future studies, simplifying the eSOURCE creation process and saving time on each study.

Data Accuracy Assurances

Build data parameters into form fields to ensure completion, accuracy and eliminate errors. Protocol compliance checks and safety checks can be included to ensure subject eligibility.

Optimized for Multiple Platforms

RealTime-eSOURCE can be utilized on any type of device or display including desktops, laptops, or RealTime’s slick MobileAPP for Apple and Android operating systems.

Collaboration and Oversight

eSOURCE provides complete TEAM collaboration and real-time site monitoring utilizing web-based systems. A query system for CRAs streamlines communication and prevents data inconsistencies.

Efficient Integration Options

Pairing RealTime-eSOURCE with CTMS, eDOCS, TEXT and PAY offers efficient access to site systems and data like no other. Log into one RealTime system instead of many other systems to get the job done!

To learn more about eSOURCE or other RealTime-CTMS solutions, call (210) 852-4310

24 Mar 2016
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Do you REALLY own your CTMS data?

Do you REALLY own your CTMS data?

As investigative sites become more sophisticated, more sites are using Clinical Trial Management Systems (CTMS) to manage their site data. This data often includes HIPAA protected subject demographic data, medical and medication history, study-specific enrollment data, financial data, etc. The longer a site uses a system, the more data that will accumulate in their CTMS database. For many sites, tens of thousands of subject records, hundreds of studies, millions of dollars of financial data are all stored in the cloud on their CTMS vendor’s server. But you may be surprised to find out what some CTMS vendors might say if you ask to have a full copy of your data provided to you, even if it is just so that you can have a recent copy of your site’s data.

Some of the most popular CTMS vendors who share the largest part of the market will simply tell you “NO”. One such vendor states that all data can be exported out of their system using the reporting section. But, a full export would take many hours, require dozens of separate custom report builds and would still not provide ALL of the data in the system.

Another popular vendor will ask you “why?” If you tell them it is because you would like to move your data to another system, then they will not send the file. In fact, this particular vendor has an agreement that you must sign in order to receive a copy of your data. This agreement requires the customer to covenant that they will not use the data to move to another system. Without that agreement they will only send you your data 30-45 days after the software contract is cancelled. Even if you request a copy of your data for back-up purposes only, they will not send you a full data set, only a portion of the data.

These vendors are essentially trying to hold customers hostage in their system. Without giving customers their data, they can’t leave.

Sound unbelievable? At the very least, it is definitely a horrible business practice. Shouldn’t sites own their own data and have complete access to it whenever they need it?

There is one CTMS system on the market that feels that these business practices are unacceptable, RealTime-CTMS™. RealTime expressly states in their software contract that the customer shall receive a complete copy of their data upon request. Rick Greenfield, CEO of RealTime Software Solutions, states, “We believe that a great product and excellent customer service is what will keep our customers using our system. If one of our customers feels the need to move to a different CTMS other than RealTime-CTMS™, then we will help them get their data moved over. It’s their business and we are here to support the sites, not hold them back from the tools that they feel are necessary to achieve success.”

If you are looking into a CTMS for your site, be sure to ask about each CTMS vendor’s data policies and find out if you REALLY own your CTMS data!