UBC partners with Seqster to leverage post-UBC technology to enable patients to collect their own medical records for decentralized clinical trials. This clinical trial can help expedite enrollment.

UBC (Blue Bell, Pennsylvania-based Late Stage Research and Patient Support Organization) is partnering with Seqster, a San Diego-based company, to speed up the clinical trial enrollment process.

The partnership will allow UBC to leverage Seqster's technology (it collects data from different sources to allow people to create their own comprehensive patient medical records) to provide an essential part of a decentralized research study code that has previously proven to be a point difficult: patient medical records To obtain. To determine clinical trial eligibility. In particular, the Seqster technology will enable patients to collect their own medical records, ultimately speeding up patient enrollment in decentralized and hybrid trials and accelerating research.

“We were looking for the best patient-mediated medical record publishing solution that would allow us to bring leading decentralized and hybrid study designs to our clients. A scan of our landscape reveals Secter's patient-centric technology solutions and the vision of its leadership team," said the firm's US representative Aaron Berger, executive director of US Late Stage Operations at UBC, who leads clinical operations and biometric offerings, he said."Our view is that their offering will be an important component of the 'operating system' for modern decentralized studies."

Secter's platform extracts information from patients' electronic health records, genomic data and wearable device data. The company says it connects more than 4,000 hospitals and 150,000 dispensaries.

Decentralized clinical trials have accelerated the epidemic as people are afraid to go to medical sites for fear of exposure to the coronavirus. Many of the factors necessary to make such studies a reality already exist. For example, the study protocol may include sending a nurse to a patient's home to receive medication or a doctor visiting a patient's telehealth to perform a test, Berger said. However, the collection of medical files from potential patients proved to be a delightful part of the decentralized study design, and UBC hopes to break the partnership with Seqster.

When companies try to register patients, patients must collect their medical records by visiting each provider or requesting the records from their primary care provider. Primary care records are often incomplete and the provider may need to consult other physicians who have previously treated the patient to compile a comprehensive and complete medical record. This is especially true for patients who may be struggling with a number of conditions.

It takes time to do that. In some cases, the patient may be forced to manage the condition on their own, Berger said.

This partnership with Seqster will allow patients to use Seqster's technology to collect their own medical records.

"Today there are obstacles to well-coordinated, integrated medical records for research. Our partnership with Seqster will lead to optimized living study designs that overcome these barriers that were once limited to realizing the full potential of patient research models." decentralized and direct. Berger said.