As content is added to the TheraScan system, a study-specific set of triggers my be fired in order to support additional processes. By their very flexibility, these triggers can enable a great deal of support for a study.
A few examples:
SMS Messages: When a Severe Adverse Event (SAE) is recorded, TheraScan immediately can send out a SMS text message to any number of people. This typically includes the site investigator, the appropriate monitor and the sponsor. With an SAE system that allows all of these personnel to access the the supporting documentation for the event, decisions can be made accurately and quickly to support a positive outcome for the study participant.
Email alerts: When a monitoring report is added to the system, TheraScan can alert the appropriate staff that the report is available. TheraScan records timestamps on the monitoring-report upload, outgoing email, supported read receipts and the opening of the report. This allows for tight control of communication between monitors and sites.
Inter-system messages: TheraScan has worked with a variety of message broker interfaces. Using a broker like Cloverleaf or BizTalk, TheraScan can upload clinical information to a health care provider’s electronic health record, thus saving the institution from the cost and challenge of redundant data entry.
Direct interface: Information may be directly added to remote systems using a variety of methods. A wide variety of interfaces are supported, which include SOAP, RESTful, HTML, FTP, SCP, direct database and native socket communications.
One example has TheraScan prompting the study accounting system when patient enrollment documents are uploaded into the system. This results in a purchase order which can be sent to the site via email, and which in this case can then be used to quickly invoice the study for hitting a pre-established milestone. This makes for happy sites.