RexStudy: Completely Redesigned Visit and To-Do Generation

We’ve been busy working behind the scenes of RexStudy to improve the usability design of a complex, but valuable tool for study managers—automatic visit and to-do generation. Until now, visits and to-dos were automatically generated for a participant as soon [...]

RexStudy: Increased Staff Management with Archiving

We are excited to announce the inclusion of an archive user function in RexStudy. Research teams are often fluid, with members joining, leaving, and re-joining regularly throughout the term of a study. When a team member departs, care needs to [...]

Record Matching: Facilitating Rich Data Sets When Merging Clinical Database

The digitization of health records is making the aggregation of EHRs, prescription claims information, and other clinical data easier than ever before. But before analyzing clinical data collected from different databases, researchers need to first determine where the databases overlap. [...]

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NLP: Tapping Into EHR Text Fields

Electronic health records (EHRs) are digitizing valuable medical data on a massive scale. However, up to 70% of meaningful information for medical registries, outcomes researchers, and clinicians is held within practitioner notes. These free text fields are unstructured, so there [...]

The Key to a Partnership between a Registry and a Vendor

With the growing digitization of the patient record and care in general, the medical registry has become increasingly important. Having a centralized data repository tailored to a specific set of clinical questions offers opportunities to conduct outcomes-oriented research, satisfy regulatory [...]

Automating Care: Where We’re Going and How We’ll Get There

In clinical contexts, “automation” is a buzzword. It’s meant to inspire images of doctors' offices filled with computers as they calculate ways to improve patient outcomes at lower costs. This is where we're headed, but we're not quite there. Not [...]

NIMH Expands Support for Open Source RexDB®, Funds $450K Grant

Prometheus Research has been awarded $450,000 by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program to extend its Open Source Research Exchange Database (RexDB) for the management of anxiety disorders research, and more broadly, interventional research. The [...]

Data Sharing in Clinical Research

by Frank Farach, Staff Scientist Suppose you and I are clinical researchers who both work in the Boston area. We want to collaborate on a project together. We’re interested in finding genetic markers of treatment response and non-response among patients [...]

Help! I’m Drowning in a Sea of Changing Data!

Tips for Getting Control of Your Data When It Feels Like Your Data Controls You (So You Can Finally Sleep At Night) Not everyone will admit to having this problem, but I've been there myself and have many friends who [...]

Frank Farach, PhD, Featured in Special APS Video Blog

  We recently attended the 2013 Association for Psychological Science's (APS) Annual Convention where we had the privilege of presenting a poster and leading a symposium about best practices in data management. Our Staff Scientist, Frank Farach, was even featured [...]