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Data Integration as a Service (DiaaS)


The Situation Today

The Clinical Data Interchange Standard Consortium (CDISC) has been shown to decrease the resources needed by 60% overall and 70-90% in the start-up stages of a research process. However, while adapting the CDISC suite of standards, companies are facing conversion challenges, such as:-

  • Changing requirements: an ever changing regulatory environment, standards, and business needs

  • Lack of company-wide data standards: definition changes, inconsistencies over time, cross institutions, and data in silos

  • Slow turn around:  hard to collaborate enterprise level efforts, acquire resources with special skills in a short time, and tedious effort during submissions

  • Organic growth: inability to  scale up or reuse narrowly focused architectures

All these challenges are contributing to over budgeting, project delays, reduced functionality and a low quality of projects.

How HCL Can Help

HCL’s DiaaS platform is a comprehensive data aggregation and transformation solution for the seamless integration of clinical trial data exchange between CROs and sponsors. It minimizes a sponsor’s effort in managing operational complications associated with CRO data exchange, and lets the business focus on its key strategic activities.

DiaaS attributes
  • Multiple environments for full SDLC management of on-boarding for new partners (CROs) without impacting the integrity of the production environment
  • Operates on application agnostic data architecture with comprehensive audit trail and data lineage management
  • Transforms both operational and patient data into sponsor-specific standards (e.g. CDISC SDTM)
  • Key solution tenets are drawn from our clinical data standards expertise, strong technology transformation background, and back office process rigor
  • Utility based model supports multiple environments with no upfront capital investment by sponsors
  • Supports exchange of operational and patient data
  • Delta detection management with support for both incremental and cumulative data loads
  • Cycle time reduction by up to 35-40%

What You Can Expect

  • Cloud-based, virtually unlimited scalability and complete security
  • Transaction-based pricing where you pay as you go, with no entry fee
  • ~$10-15K/study for legacy data conversion
  • ~$25K for a typical live study conversion
  • Savings typically over 50% of CRO managed conversions
  • Reduction in time/resource requirements
  • Enhanced coordination with structured workflow managed processes
  • Independent double data mapping with automatic results comparison

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