PAREXEL - Kim MacGuire-Wright discusses hybrid study design at DIA 2016
PAREXEL - Kim MacGuire-Wright discusses hybrid study design at DIA 2016 Just in the past 5 years, the adoption of electronic medical records with primary care physicians has increased 30%, so nearly 80-90% of all primary care physicians are utilizing electronic health records. This has dramatically changed what we can do in clinical study design. We can now take these electronic medical records and combine them with traditional EDC study design, and also combine them with other secondary data assets; such as, the longitudinal claims data to create a whole different study design that we call a hybrid study. These hybrid studies not only offer access to data that’s typically difficult to collect such as comprehensive healthcare resource utilization data, but it also affords us an opportunity to decrease the cost of a traditional study design. We can more rapidly identify patients and enter them and enter them into the programs, we can decrease the amount of data that the sites are required to enter into EDC, and then in turn- there’s less querying that’s required for the data and less monitoring. PAREXEL is uniquely positioned to deliver these hybrid programs through our strategic alliance with OPTUM Life Sciences. OPTUM has access to over 75 million electronic health records and for 160 million individuals we have health claims data available.