Click here to close now.


Microsoft Cloud Authors: Carmen Gonzalez, Pat Romanski, Keith Mayer, Jayaram Krishnaswamy, Elizabeth White

News Feed Item

CRF Health becomes the first to achieve Gold Standard with complete validation of Professor Juniper’s ACQ and AQLQ ePRO instruments on the TrialMax® Platform

CRF Health, the developer of the TrialMax® Suite of electronic Clinical Outcome Assessment Solutions (eCOA) for the life sciences industry, becomes the first eCOA company to complete a full validation study for Professor Juniper’s ACQ and AQLQ questionnaires to the “Gold Standard” based on her recently released “Levels of Acceptability of Electronic Versions” rating system. CRF Health continually collaborates with instrument authors to achieve the highest level of compliance with their instruments to assure data integrity.

CRF Health has now deployed spirometer integration together with the ACQ and AQLQ in several global studies on TrialMax Touch™ and TrialMax Slate™ with four major Pharmaceutical companies. Including these programs, CRF Health’s clinical reach and breadth using Professor Juniper’s instruments spans nearly 40 countries, 3000 patients, and more than 40 languages. In addition to these, CRF Health has deployed a further 15 studies using Professor Juniper’s ACQ and AQLQ instruments (but without spirometer integration).

TrialMax® solutions are available for 5 platforms including Windows, Windows Mobile, Android, Palm OS and Web, thus allowing clients to select the right platform, technology and hardware to support their clinical trials. The combination of CRF Health’s clinical expertise and innovation of ePRO collection methods, combined with patient engagement and retention tools, offer new ways to improve study execution and subject compliance.

In a recent study discussion, Professor Elizabeth Juniper commented, “I feel it is important, when evaluating a new technology device to determine whether it will give valid data, to keep in mind that validity is more likely to be achieved if the screen shots are similar to the original format especially when translating languages with longer text.”

As the most flexible eCOA solution in the industry, TrialMax offers superior usability to patients, sites and sponsors. CRF Health’s flexible, collaborative design tool, TrialStudio®, facilitates the rapid implementation of electronic Patient Reported Outcome instruments. By leveraging the TrialMax® Suite, CRF Health is clearly the leader in maintaining the integrity of instrument authors’ research and designs. In addition, the provision of world class support to patients, clinicians, sites and sponsors ensures high levels of usability and compliance.

“Professor Elizabeth Juniper’s diligence and research integrity is a model for the industry. We are excited to have had the opportunity to collaborate and to jointly achieve this industry milestone. It is through our engagement with researchers and instrument authors such as Professor Elizabeth Juniper that we continually enhance our regulatory rigor, technology competence and patient research integrity through clinical expertise and innovation,” commented Rachael Wyllie, CEO of CRF Health.

About Professor Elizabeth Juniper

Elizabeth F. Juniper, MCSP, MSc. is Professor Emeritus, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Canada. Professor Juniper trained as a physiotherapist and later, while at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, took a degree in Medical Physics and Physiological Measurement. In 1973, she emigrated to McMaster University in Canada where her primary interest was in asthma and rhinitis research. Over the next decade, she was first author of classic methods papers on the measurement of airway hyperresponsiveness and she designed, conducted and published a large number of clinical trials both in asthma and rhinoconjunctivitis. Following her further degree in clinical epidemiology and biostatistics, her interest turned to the development of methods to measure subjective health status. Her asthma and rhinitis quality of life questionnaires as well as her Asthma Control Questionnaire are now used throughout the world both in research and clinical practice.

About CRF Health

CRF Health delivers electronic Clinical Outcome Assessment (eCOA) solutions for global clinical trials. The most innovative Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology companies partner with CRF Health to develop electronic Clinical Outcome Assessment strategies, transition from legacy paper instruments, and manage Clinical Outcome data to gain immediate visibility to patient assessments.

By means of our expertise and technologies we bridge the barriers to securely deliver best practice eCOA solutions for the life sciences industry, improving patient compliance, data integrity and mitigating the regulatory risks of paper based clinical outcomes assessments. eCOA solutions encompass PROs (Patient Reported Outcomes), ObsROs (Observer Reported Outcomes) and ClinROs (Clinician or Rater Reported Outcomes).

CRF Health has initiated over 400 trials in over 70 countries and 150 languages and regional dialects, including several regional Indian dialects; consistently demonstrating the industry’s highest patient compliance rates, while delivering unrivaled data accuracy and unmatched patient and site acceptance.

CRF Health, TrialMax and TrialMax Touch are trademarks of CRF Health Inc. Android is a trademark of Google Inc. Windows and Windows Mobile are both trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. Palm OS is a trademark of Palm Holdings.

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

@ThingsExpo Stories
The Internet of Things is clearly many things: data collection and analytics, wearables, Smart Grids and Smart Cities, the Industrial Internet, and more. Cool platforms like Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Intel's Galileo and Edison, and a diverse world of sensors are making the IoT a great toy box for developers in all these areas. In this Power Panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists discussed what things are the most important, which will have the most profound effect on the world, and what should we expect to see over the next couple of years.
With all the incredible momentum behind the Internet of Things (IoT) industry, it is easy to forget that not a single CEO wakes up and wonders if “my IoT is broken.” What they wonder is if they are making the right decisions to do all they can to increase revenue, decrease costs, and improve customer experience – effectively the same challenges they have always had in growing their business. The exciting thing about the IoT industry is now these decisions can be better, faster, and smarter. Now all corporate assets – people, objects, and spaces – can share information about themselves and thei...
PubNub has announced the release of BLOCKS, a set of customizable microservices that give developers a simple way to add code and deploy features for realtime apps.PubNub BLOCKS executes business logic directly on the data streaming through PubNub’s network without splitting it off to an intermediary server controlled by the customer. This revolutionary approach streamlines app development, reduces endpoint-to-endpoint latency, and allows apps to better leverage the enormous scalability of PubNub’s Data Stream Network.
I recently attended and was a speaker at the 4th International Internet of @ThingsExpo at the Santa Clara Convention Center. I also had the opportunity to attend this event last year and I wrote a blog from that show talking about how the “Enterprise Impact of IoT” was a key theme of last year’s show. I was curious to see if the same theme would still resonate 365 days later and what, if any, changes I would see in the content presented.
Apps and devices shouldn't stop working when there's limited or no network connectivity. Learn how to bring data stored in a cloud database to the edge of the network (and back again) whenever an Internet connection is available. In his session at 17th Cloud Expo, Ben Perlmutter, a Sales Engineer with IBM Cloudant, demonstrated techniques for replicating cloud databases with devices in order to build offline-first mobile or Internet of Things (IoT) apps that can provide a better, faster user experience, both offline and online. The focus of this talk was on IBM Cloudant, Apache CouchDB, and ...
Microservices are a very exciting architectural approach that many organizations are looking to as a way to accelerate innovation. Microservices promise to allow teams to move away from monolithic "ball of mud" systems, but the reality is that, in the vast majority of organizations, different projects and technologies will continue to be developed at different speeds. How to handle the dependencies between these disparate systems with different iteration cycles? Consider the "canoncial problem" in this scenario: microservice A (releases daily) depends on a couple of additions to backend B (re...
Two weeks ago (November 3-5), I attended the Cloud Expo Silicon Valley as a speaker, where I presented on the security and privacy due diligence requirements for cloud solutions. Cloud security is a topical issue for every CIO, CISO, and technology buyer. Decision-makers are always looking for insights on how to mitigate the security risks of implementing and using cloud solutions. Based on the presentation topics covered at the conference, as well as the general discussions heard between sessions, I wanted to share some of my observations on emerging trends. As cyber security serves as a fou...
There are over 120 breakout sessions in all, with Keynotes, General Sessions, and Power Panels adding to three days of incredibly rich presentations and content. Join @ThingsExpo conference chair Roger Strukhoff (@IoT2040), June 7-9, 2016 in New York City, for three days of intense 'Internet of Things' discussion and focus, including Big Data's indespensable role in IoT, Smart Grids and Industrial Internet of Things, Wearables and Consumer IoT, as well as (new) IoT's use in Vertical Markets.
Discussions of cloud computing have evolved in recent years from a focus on specific types of cloud, to a world of hybrid cloud, and to a world dominated by the APIs that make today's multi-cloud environments and hybrid clouds possible. In this Power Panel at 17th Cloud Expo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists addressed the importance of customers being able to use the specific technologies they need, through environments and ecosystems that expose their APIs to make true change and transformation possible.
Container technology is shaping the future of DevOps and it’s also changing the way organizations think about application development. With the rise of mobile applications in the enterprise, businesses are abandoning year-long development cycles and embracing technologies that enable rapid development and continuous deployment of apps. In his session at DevOps Summit, Kurt Collins, Developer Evangelist at, examined how Docker has evolved into a highly effective tool for application delivery by allowing increasingly popular Mobile Backend-as-a-Service (mBaaS) platforms to quickly crea...
The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing rapidly by extending current technologies, products and networks. By 2020, Cisco estimates there will be 50 billion connected devices. Gartner has forecast revenues of over $300 billion, just to IoT suppliers. Now is the time to figure out how you’ll make money – not just create innovative products. With hundreds of new products and companies jumping into the IoT fray every month, there’s no shortage of innovation. Despite this, McKinsey/VisionMobile data shows "less than 10 percent of IoT developers are making enough to support a reasonably sized team....
The cloud. Like a comic book superhero, there seems to be no problem it can’t fix or cost it can’t slash. Yet making the transition is not always easy and production environments are still largely on premise. Taking some practical and sensible steps to reduce risk can also help provide a basis for a successful cloud transition. A plethora of surveys from the likes of IDG and Gartner show that more than 70 percent of enterprises have deployed at least one or more cloud application or workload. Yet a closer inspection at the data reveals less than half of these cloud projects involve production...
As organizations realize the scope of the Internet of Things, gaining key insights from Big Data, through the use of advanced analytics, becomes crucial. However, IoT also creates the need for petabyte scale storage of data from millions of devices. A new type of Storage is required which seamlessly integrates robust data analytics with massive scale. These storage systems will act as “smart systems” provide in-place analytics that speed discovery and enable businesses to quickly derive meaningful and actionable insights. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Paul Turner, Chief Marketing Officer at...
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place June 7-9, 2016 at Javits Center, New York City and Nov 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with the 18th International @CloudExpo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world and ThingsExpo New York Call for Papers is now open.
We all know that data growth is exploding and storage budgets are shrinking. Instead of showing you charts on about how much data there is, in his General Session at 17th Cloud Expo, Scott Cleland, Senior Director of Product Marketing at HGST, showed how to capture all of your data in one place. After you have your data under control, you can then analyze it in one place, saving time and resources.
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo 2016 in New York and Silicon Valley. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be! Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place Nov 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 17th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound cha...
We are rapidly moving to a brave new world of interconnected smart homes, cars, offices and factories known as the Internet of Things (IoT). Sensors and monitoring devices will touch every part of our lives. Let's take a closer look at the Internet of Things. The Internet of Things is a worldwide network of objects and devices connected to the Internet. They are electronics, sensors, software and more. These objects connect to the Internet and can be controlled remotely via apps and programs. Because they can be accessed via the Internet, these devices create a tremendous opportunity to inte...
Growth hacking is common for startups to make unheard-of progress in building their business. Career Hacks can help Geek Girls and those who support them (yes, that's you too, Dad!) to excel in this typically male-dominated world. Get ready to learn the facts: Is there a bias against women in the tech / developer communities? Why are women 50% of the workforce, but hold only 24% of the STEM or IT positions? Some beginnings of what to do about it! In her Day 2 Keynote at 17th Cloud Expo, Sandy Carter, IBM General Manager Cloud Ecosystem and Developers, and a Social Business Evangelist, wil...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Kintone has been named "Bronze Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. kintone promotes cloud-based workgroup productivity, transparency and profitability with a seamless collaboration space, build your own business application (BYOA) platform, and workflow automation system.
Cloud computing delivers on-demand resources that provide businesses with flexibility and cost-savings. The challenge in moving workloads to the cloud has been the cost and complexity of ensuring the initial and ongoing security and regulatory (PCI, HIPAA, FFIEC) compliance across private and public clouds. Manual security compliance is slow, prone to human error, and represents over 50% of the cost of managing cloud applications. Determining how to automate cloud security compliance is critical to maintaining positive ROI. Raxak Protect is an automated security compliance SaaS platform and ma...