inui Health Gets Results with Medrio How a diagnostics startup drastically reduced timelines and costs, and easily shared data across dispersed sites

eclinical solutions, clinical operations

 
Background
inui Health creates innovative in-home consumer diagnostic tools for early detection of kidney disorders, UTIs, and general health issues. As a busy, quickly-growing startup with recent FDA approval to test 5 biomarkers, they require fast and flexible eClinical solutions that won’t slow them down. inui’s Senior Manager of Clinical Operations, Jenny Li, chose Medrio for a recent biomarker study that led to FDA approval, and notes that the solution has enabled her team to drastically reduce timelines, promote efficient data sharing across multiple sites, and access exceptional customer support.

Challenges

  • Adhere to strict timelines
  • Capture and share data between sites efficiently
  • Create and adjust an electronic data capture system easily

Why Medrio?

  • Shared data across dispersed sites easily
  • Built studies with speed and ease
  • Received superior customer support

Results for inui

  • Reduced study build from 2 months to 2 days
  • Lowered eClinical costs by 90%
  • Able to copy forms from previous studies for re-use

 

Challenges

“Having a good EDC with online/offline data capture that can record data on a tablet is crucial. And there are not many vendors that can provide that.”
Jenny Li
Senior Manager of Clinical Operations
inui Health

inui has a full calendar through next year as they set their sights on FDA approval to test additional urine biomarkers for kidney and liver function. To meet these goals, inui’s trials aim to be lightning fast. “Diagnostics IVD trials can have assembly line production with short studies that last days or only a week,” Li explains.

 

On top of this, inui’s needs, like those of many diagnostics organizations, require the ability to quickly capture data from healthy volunteers and to share data across multiple sites. “Having a good EDC with online/offline data capture that can record study data on an iPad or tablet is crucial, says Li. “And there are not many EDC vendors out there that can provide that service.”

 

Li’s team also needed a flexible electronic data capture solution that would keep their work in their hands. Many researchers face a common headache: if mistakes are made during the creation of an EDC or if modifications need to be made after a system goes live, it can be a time-consuming hassle to contact the vendor and go back through contract sign-offs. To maintain an efficient workflow, it was important to have eClinical tools that allowed them to make adjustments quickly and easily.

 

Why Medrio?

“Medrio is one of few vendors that allows me to capture data on an iPad in a fashion that different tablets can view the same data in different locations.”
Jenny Li
Senior Manager of Clinical Operations
inui Health

 
When Li set out to find a new EDC vendor, she found that Medrio’s eSource application was one of the only solutions that met the organization’s needs of capturing data from a tablet with or without an Internet connection.
 

“Medrio is one of the very few vendors that would allow me to capture data on an iPad in a fashion that different tablets can view the same data in the entire study in different locations,”

 
she explains. Like many diagnostics organizations, inui works with dispersed sites and it’s extremely helpful to quickly and easily share data between them.
 
After adopting Medrio, Li and her team found the system intuitive and easy to use. They were able to build databases quickly and easily using a drag-and-drop interface that requires no programming.
 

“I love the fact that I can build my own database. I can go back to the development phase to modify if I made a mistake,” says Li. “It’s a very flexible system. I don’t need to contact my EDC vendor . . . I am 100% in control.”

 
inui found another resource to keep studies running smoothly: 24/7 support that understood their specific needs. “That was one of the highlights about Medrio overall as a team, from the help desk to product development to support,” explains Li. “I’m just very impressed.”
 

Results for inui

“I was able to cut and paste from my previous study, make minor modifications, and get the system to go-live.”
Jenny Li
Senior Manager of Clinical Operations
inui Health

 
From the combination of these factors, Li and her team yielded benefits that applied both to individual studies and to the organization as a whole. While study build in EDC typically takes several weeks to several months to complete, using Medrio’s drag-and-drop, programming-free interface, inui drastically shortened this timeline: “I would say it reduced from two months to two days,” Li states. “I was able to cut and paste from my previous study, make minor modifications, and get the system to go-live.”

 

Additionally, without the need to hire programmers and because Medrio comes at a lower subscription-based fee, inui was able to reduce eClinical costs by approximately 90% compared to previous vendors. “It’s excellent,” says Li. “For my very small startup – it’s certainly helped tremendously.”

 

Through the ease of use, lower costs, and ample support resources, inui has more bandwidth to focus on product development. And with the speed and efficiency they now enjoy – whether it’s in study build, capturing and sharing data, or receiving customer support – they’re equipped to accelerate the delivery of their innovative diagnostics tools to those who need them most.

 

About inui Health
inui Health is a consumer medical diagnostics company based in California’s Silicon Valley. We seek to provide diagnostic capabilities in a mobile environment to empower consumers with access to information about their own health, leading to a better quality of life. Our products will help consumers detect complications early, monitor their health, and easily share their health information so they can work with their healthcare providers for timely interventions. For more information, please visit www.inuihealth.com.

 

About Medrio
Medrio is a leading healthcare technology company providing eClinical solutions including EDC, eSource, and ePRO for clinical research. Founded in 2005, the company’s cloud-based software platform and mobile suite of products deliver fast, flexible, and easy-to-use tools for the collection and management of clinical data and patient reported outcome responses. Study sponsors and contract research organizations have used Medrio extensively across drug, device, diagnostic, and animal health trials. Medrio has extensive experience in all study phases and leads the market in early-phase trials. The company serves over 500 customers globally, with headquarters in San Francisco and offices in numerous domestic and international locations. For more information, please visit www.medrio.com.