TX-based HealthCarePoint (HCP) was founded by patients and its BlueCloud Patient Network – which is 12 years in the making – is the first independent (real-time/single sign-on) global professional network, said Al Pacino II, president and cofounder of BlueCloud by HealthCarePoint.
The network connects healthcare professionals and organizations and is made up of various networks, including education, standards, technology, healthcare professionals, and research sites, among others.
According to the company, BlueClouds are used by more than 1.3m healthcare professionals, including sponsors, contract research organization (CROs), research sites, hospitals, and other clinical research stakeholders.
“We’re connecting the world of healthcare and medical research,” Pacino said at a briefing during the SCOPE Summit this week in Orland, FL.
Tigran Arzumanov, PhD, head of sales at Clinerion, said what BlueCloud is doing cannot be underestimated. “Data is becoming the new oil,” he said at the briefing.
Per the collaboration, BlueCloud Sponsor Network members – which currently includes 76 companies – will be able to view patient locations and numbers on Clinerion’s PRS platform.
Clinerion’s 2019 goal is to be able to run a multi-national Phase III trial with more than 1,000 patients, performed exclusively on its PRS platform, explained Arzumanov. “But no one can do it alone,” he added.
“It is very important that companies like ours work together,” he said, speaking of the BlueCloud collaboration.
“The world that we lived in just a couple of years ago is changing rapidly. If we don’t collaborate we’re going to be left behind,” added Pacino.
Expanding the network
Also this week, Clinerion announced that the Children’s Emergency Hospital "Louis Turcanu" has joined its PRS hospitals network, expanding its coverage into Romania.
The hospital brings more than 90,000 patients in the Timișoara area to the PRS network and is the first hospital in the network which specializes in pediatric care.