Advanced Clinical Software (ACS), the makers of Study
Manager(TM), the leading clinical trial management software solution, announced
today that it has opened its second software hosting facility in San Jose,
Calif. Due to greatly increased customer demand and with the signing of its
150th hosted clinical research center, ACS added the second facility to provide
additional capacity and redundancy for its Seattle-based hosting operation.
As hospitals, universities, health management organizations, and private
research centers come to grips with the need to be more efficient and comply
with patient privacy regulations such as HIPAA, the struggle to find the
resources necessary to purchase, install, and maintain clinical trial software
has prevented many research centers from implementing a solution sooner.
“When we launched our software hosting facility four years ago, clinical
research centers were not familiar with the concept,” stated Bruce Schatzman,
president of ACS. “Today, the reliability and cost benefits of software hosting
are a widely understood and accepted solution, which explains the exponential
increase in the number of research centers, including large institutions, that
have signed up for the Study Manager Hosting Service.”
With ACS’s secure hosting facilities, research centers have access to their
own clinical trial management software with minimal up-front investment and zero
ongoing maintenance. Instead of paying the full up-front cost of the hardware
and software, clinical research sites pay a relatively low monthly fee and run
Study Manager on ACS’s secure servers over the Internet. Technology issues that
usually represent a struggle for research centers, including software and
hardware upgrades, data security, and backups, are completely eliminated.
In its 10th version, the Web-based Study Manager clinical trial management
system allows researchers to closely monitor clinical trial operations and
access key information such as patient tracking, schedules, financial data,
enrollment progress, and task management in a timely and secure manner.
Based in Seattle, Washington, ACS is a privately held company.