OpenClinica to Present at International Conference on Health Informatics, January 14-17, Porto, Portugal

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The International Conference on Health Informatics (HEALTHINF 2009) will feature OpenClinica in a special workshop titled "Open Source in European Health Care: The Time is Ripe"

Open Source in European Health Care: The Time is Ripe

OpenClinica will be presented at a special workshop of the upcoming International Conference on Health Informatics (HEALTHINF 2009) January 14-17, 2009 in Porto, Portugal. The workshop, titled "Open Source in European Health Care: The Time is Ripe," brings together parties interested in how open source eHealth technologies tackle specific challenges within the healthcare sector.

Representing OpenClinica will be Benjamin Baumann, Director of Business Development at Akaza Research, the primary sponsor of OpenClinica. The presentation will demonstrate how OpenClinica enables electronic data capture (EDC) and clinical data management (CDM) for diverse types of clinical trials. In addition, the session will provide an overview of regulatory concerns associated with using open source software in regulatory environments, and specific points of integration between OpenClinica and other types of health IT systems, such as electronic medical records (EMR/EHR) systems.

For more information about the event, see: http://www.biostec.org/OSEHC.htm.

About OpenClinica®

OpenClinica is open source, web-based clinical trials software for electronic data capture (EDC) and clinical data management (CDM). OpenClinica facilitates study protocol configuration, data collection via electronic case report forms (eCRFs), and enables productive clinical trials management. OpenClinica supports HIPAA, 21 CFR Part 11, and other regulator guidelines and is designed as a lightweight, standards-based, extensible, and modular platform. All versions of OpenClinica are available for free download from http://www.openclinica.org.

About Akaza Research®

Akaza Research, the leading provider of open source clinical trial software, is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Akaza has developed and commercialized OpenClinica, the he world's most popular open source clinical research software. Akaza brings Open Source Software (OSS) into the mainstream of the clinical research enterprise by making robust, flexible, standards-based systems accessible for all types of clinical research. Akaza Research provides OpenClinica support, training, hosting and other value added services to its customers worldwide. See http://www.akazaresearch.com.

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