Clinerion’s technology maps the terminologies of sponsors and trial sites, so that trial protocols can be consistently and effectively queried across many platforms, creating one single comprehensive view for protocol optimization, site feasibility and subsequent real-time patient recruitment. Clinerion provides the only patient recruitment solution in the market which combines:

  • Multi-dimensional protocol definition with five dimensions of query and unlimited criteria
  • Real-time search across multiple networked electronic health record systems made interoperable by the use of semantic and ontology methods
  • A highly scalable hybrid cloud- and federated-local installation-based platform.

De-identified patient information undergoes many complex processes inside Clinerion’s Patient Recruitment System to bring data from a multitude of hospitals and information systems, and a plethora of local medical conventions to the same level and ensure that all networked hospitals can be addressed at the same level with one single query. Clinerion’s technology extracts, normalizes, completes and “cleanses” data from existing EHRs to ensure semantic interoperability between them, before indexing them. These many processes represent the expertise and know-how of Clinerion.

Clinerion’s system then can screen the EHRs, including coded information (for diagnoses, treatments, medications, etc.), data (e.g. demographics, lab values) and free text (such as narratives and reports). Eligibility criteria can be mapped between standard medical and hospital-specific terminologies, while free text is screened with the support of a natural language processing technologies.


Patented Technology

Clinerion’s Patient Recruitment System is built around a number of proprietary, cutting-edge, big data analytics technologies. Clinerion has been granted a patent for one of these technologies, which optimizes search results when running feasibility queries. The patent, “Semantic Interoperability System for Medicinal Information” (U.S. Patent US20130030827 A1, Publication date: January 31, 2013), is used in the semantic search and indexing component at the backend of Patient Recruitment System. This technology applies rules on semantic elements, mostly elements of medical terminologies, on how to link them with patient data for an improved and high-performance indexing and optimized search results. Two further patents are pending.

NEW PCT patent filed August 4, 2017.

Clinerion has filed an international patent application under PCT procedures for a new technology for patient search and identification based on the electronic medical records of patients held by hospitals. The “anonymized identification” (ANID) technology involves exclusively the use of anonymized data, ensuring the privacy and security of patient information.

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