Apollo Medical Software Solutions is providing data for the first 'real world' study of respiratory medicines. The company is providing the data extraction for the Salford Lung Study, which is being run by GlaxoSmithKline in conjunction with healthcare providers in Salford and the University of Manchester North West e-Health. The company is extracting data from 52 GP sites in Salford for the study, which is looking to compare the effectiveness of investigational medicine with existing maintenance therapy for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma in primary care. The results will be published next year.
NorthWest EHealth has won a tender to provide Farsite, a profiling tool that enables clinical research networks to co-ordinate clinical trials and recruitment to them quickly and easily, across the north of England. The move will cover Greater Manchester, North West Coast, and North East and North Cumbria, two academic health science networks and Liverpool Health Partners. Some 50 GP practices will sign up to Farsite in each AHSN area, and will be able to make their patients aware of research that might be of interest to them.24 February 2015