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 search and identification. Clinerion provides the only solution in the market which combines:
- Multi-dimensional query definition with five dimensions of patient data 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.
Clinerion’s Patient Network Explorer only receives de-identified, unlinked patient information from the hospital. This undergoes many complex processes 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.
Clinerion’s Patient Network Explorer is built around a number of proprietary, cutting-edge, big data analytics technologies. Clinerion has been granted a patent for one of these technologies:
- “Semantic Interoperability System for Medicinal Information” (U.S. Patent US 9,384,327 B2, Patent date: July 5, 2016), optimizes search results when running feasibility queries. The patented technique is used in the semantic search and indexing component at the backend of Patient Network Explorer. 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.
- Four further patents are pending and awaiting approval.
These include a new patent 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 ANID technology involves exclusively the use of de-identified, unlinked patient data, ensuring the privacy and security of patient information.
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