Novaseek Research Inc, a health IT for life sciences company, today launched its partnership with CoxHealth, a health system nationally accredited by DNV GL-Healthcare. The partnership expands access to biospecimens and associated real world clinical data obtained with patient consent and authorization from CoxHealth clinics, hospitals and medical centers to clinical researchers for use in discovery, translational medicine, observational and clinical studies.
“Our partnership with CoxHealth, one of the largest hospital systems in Missouri and surrounding states, is now active to help streamline the development path based on a better understanding of real world patients,” said Andrei Soran, founder and chief executive officer, Novaseek Research. “As our network of partners utilizing Novaseek’s Clinical Data Network for Research (CDNR) platform continues to grow, there is increased opportunity for researchers to accelerate and streamline the lengthy and costly research process by more precisely identifying patient populations with highly specific characteristics from very early and throughout the development process.”
CDNR is an award-winning, cloud-based platform that transforms the way healthcare organizations and consented patients share biospecimens and clinical data with the research community. Researchers access CDNR via an intuitive user interface that gives them the ability to define patient cohorts and request biospecimens using population analytics and detailed criteria such as demographics, diagnoses, co-morbidities, lab values, medications and treatment histories.
CDNR enables complex requests such as, biospecimens and data collected before and after specific cancer treatments, without the need to burden patients with extra blood draws or complex medical questionnaires. This streamlined approach accelerates research and allows more hospitals and patients to participate in supporting biomedical research while generating additional revenue.
“Our partnership with Novaseek Research further solidifies CoxHealth’s leadership in adopting information technology solutions to improve patient care, enabling us to provide our patients in urban and rural areas alike the opportunity to participate in research and clinical studies,” said Chris Schulze, director, Clinical Research, CoxHealth. “Our contributions to research via the CDNR platform not only expands our offering to patients, but also strengthens CoxHealth’s position as one of the most widely recognized hospitals in our region.”