HealthCarePoint unveils its global BlueCloud™ networking technology
Industry-changing technology will help break down healthcare and clinical research silos, empowering organizations to connect and share verifiable information in real time.
Texas-based healthcare and clinical research networking-technology company HealthCarePoint (HCP) today announced that it is officially unveiling its BlueCloud™ networking technology. BlueCloud allows organizations to connect and share verifiable information between healthcare and clinical research organizations and their stakeholders via a private network. HCP currently provides networking technology to more than 700,000 healthcare and clinical research professionals, dozens of national and international entities including 34 pharma, biotech, medical device and other sponsors, 14 clinical research organizations (CROs) and thousands of healthcare provider organizations.
According to HCP president and cofounder Al O. Pacino, BlueCloud allows the healthcare and research industry to connect using:
1) complimentary technologies that promote quality, safety, operations management, compliance and healthcare cross-over standards into research and accountable processes that support patient-human-subject protection, and
2) standardized application programming interfaces (APIs), which connect legacy systems to BlueCloud.
BlueCloud networking technology has already been proven to solve many challenges the healthcare industry faces, including – but not limited to – privacy issues, because information is owned by the professional and managed by his or her healthcare employees and clinical research sites. Employees, investigator sites, sponsors, CROs, IRBs and other approved third parties can verify information across multiple organizations simultaneously. Through alerts and time-stamped verification prompts, BlueCloud also compels users to keep information accurate and up to date, ensuring regulatory compliance and reducing financial burdens often caused when inaccurate information is shared.
“Much of this technology will be donated to national and international not-for-profit organizations, government entities, universities, investigator sites, ethical review committees, institutional review boards, hospitals and physicians offices, among others,” says Pacino. “This will enhance collaboration and continue to break down the silos that have created redundancies and waste – issues that have plagued our industry for years.”
Pacino adds, “It has always been our mission to help the industry move forward by providing the tools necessary to enable collaboration between organizations without additional financial investment, while significantly reducing the costs associated with the redundancies that were previously necessary to ensure accountability both in patient care and research.”
“As research sites, we have to be concerned with the overhead costs of local compliance and the ability to acquire and retain business,” commented Chuck Wilcox, PHD, president of Pharmacology Research Institute (PRI). “HCP’s complimentary tools allow us to show compliance and proof of competencies in the eyes of sponsors, CROs and regulatory agencies, while allowing our PIs and healthcare professionals to connect and share our information directly with stakeholders interested in doing business with PRI. Logically, this saves all stakeholders time and resources.”
The initial version of the BlueCloud has been used successfully in dozens of global clinical trials. These trials are being managed directly by sponsors and CROs, saving the industry millions of dollars. Many BlueCloud components are also being used effectively by professionals, governments, and thousands of clinical research stakeholders as well as healthcare organizations.
“The HCP Network has shown to save our organization thousands of dollars in time and resources by tracking hundreds of our associates’ verified professional experience and training credentials in real time from different organizations, which are normally required by regulatory agencies, the Joint Commission and NCQA among others,” says Theresa Linville, Data Specialist for Carrol Hospital in Westminster, Maryland.
BlueCloud will be unveiled at the Summit for Clinical Operations Executives (SCOPE) conference in Orlando, Florida, this month and will be presented at more than six other healthcare and clinical research conferences this year.
HealthCarePoint is a leading global network of more than 700,000 healthcare and clinical research professionals from more than 60,000 organizations focused on providing tools and “real-time” networking technologies that empower members to manage everyday operational, managerial, compliance and standards processes by connecting healthcare and clinical research stakeholders.