Nextrials' Prism Achieves Compliance Certification

April 7, 2009

Company News Release

San Ramon, CA-April 6, 2009-Nextrials, Inc., a leader in clinical research software and services, today announced that its award-winning Prism® data capture and clinical trial management platform has achieved certification for compliance with federally recognized Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP) Interoperability Specifications. The company successfully completed compliance testing at the 10th Annual IHE North America Connectathon by demonstrating Prism’s integration of its electronic data capture (EDC) platform used in clinical trials with platforms used by healthcare organizations to maintain electronic health records (EHR) for patients.
 
Administered by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), HITSP is a cooperative effort with strategic partners such as the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE), Advanced Technology Institute (ATI) and Booz Allen Hamilton.
 
Nextrials is again demonstrating Prism’s interoperability at the HIMSS 2009 Interoperability Showcase, part of the 2009 Annual Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s Conference & Exhibition, being held April 4-8 in Chicago.  Conference attendees can find the showcase in Booth 7750 in the North Hall of McCormick Place.
 
“Nextrials has dedicated a significant amount of time toward support for ANSI’s work to promote the development and adoption of HITSP standards,” explained James Rogers, CEO and co-founder of Nextrials. “As an early implementer of HITSP interoperability specifications, we recognize the value of integrating electronic health records within clinical trial management systems, which will advance the continuum of patient care and further future clinical research.”
 
Nextrials’ award-winning Prism melds sophisticated clinical trial management functionality with electronic data capture in a single, integrated package. It is currently used worldwide by biopharmaceutical and medical device R&D teams developing novel treatments and therapeutics.
 
About Nextrials
Founded by pharmaceutical researchers in 1999, Nextrials offers today’s most novel products and services for speeding the delivery of life-saving drugs and medical devices to market.  Prism®, its award-winning Electronic Data Capture (EDC) solution, has been used at over 1,000 research sites to streamline the initiation and management of clinical trials.  The company is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay area.  For more information, visit www.nextrials.com or call 925-355-3000.

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