VISION™ Incorporates AI Technology for Monitors

Study Monitors have a lot on their plates. While VISION’s automated data cleaning capabilities make their jobs easier, we thought it be useful to provide them with a tool that would automatically flag database fields that are more “challenging” for sites to complete. Our new AI Monitoring Enhancement Engine (AIMEE) does just that. When monitors are reviewing a form, they can turn AIMEE on with a single click of the mouse and instantly focus on database fields that are historically known to require attention.

A single click of an icon turns on AIMEE.

AIMEE calculates a score for each field and highlights those that require attention.

AIMEE calculates a score for each field and highlights those that require attention.

How does it work? AIMEE learns over time and calculates a risk score for each field on the form, and highlights those that merit further scrutiny. What is this score based on? AIMEE looks across all instances of the form in the study and considers the number of changes, queries, comments, and occurrences of errors and warnings for each field on the form. It uses that information to generate a score, which is intuitively displayed next to each field on the eCRF. Low scores are “good” and high scores are “concerning”.

AIMEE works well in conjunction with VISION’s field-by-field review functionality – which monitors can use to indicate which fields they have already investigated. This in turn lowers monitor workload by helping them avoid duplicate efforts.

Reach out and ask for an AIMEE demo today!

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Prelude CTO, Alicia Browner, will Join Dynamic Panel of Data Tech Experts to Speak at the 2019 SCDM Annual Conference

The 2019 SCDM Annual Conference, the World’s No. 1 Clinical Data Management Event, will be held September 29 – October 2 in Baltimore, Maryland. Every year, business and industry leaders gather to discuss advances in DM and new technologies that are driving clinical trials and regulatory standards of best practice.

SCDM is focused on improving data strategies that promote innovation, while maintaining data integrity. Sharing in these enthusiasms, Prelude Dynamics is proud to partner up to exhibit and speak at this year’s premier data management event.

Alicia Browner, Ph.D., Prelude’s Chief Technology Officer, will join an astute panel of experts that will discuss artificial intelligence in clinical trials and how it is empowering organizations to take their data to the next level.  Attendees will learn how AI is the key to cleaner data and faster outcomes – introducing them to techniques that will save time while managing large data sets.

Panel Session Details:

  • Session 23 – “Getting Out of the Weeds – Using AI and Strategic Data Analysis Approaches to Monitor Studies” with Alicia Browner  |  Tuesday, October 01, 2019: 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

 [Note: Make sure to check the SCDM program schedule for any updates in speaking sessions and times]

Prelude Dynamics is honored to be given the opportunity to contribute to meaningful conversations on compliance and data quality as more clinical trials are integrating with EDC platforms.

Stop by booth, #602, to get a first-hand sneak-peek of Prelude’s most exciting software upgrade yet, VISION 10.0™! There will be team members on-hand to provide demos and answer any related questions.

For more information about SCDM and to register, please visit

See you in Baltimore!!

Prelude Dynamics Releases Latest VISION Software Upgrade

Prelude Dynamics Releases New Software Version: VISION 10.0 – Exceptional User Experience and Industry-Driven Enhancements 

Prelude Dynamics, LLC, has recently announced the release of its latest software upgrade, VISION 10.0. The new version includes many new features in Composer, VISION’s do-it-yourself study builder, including enhanced usability, additional form logic and bulk editing capabilities for a more efficient study build experience. Monitors will enjoy the new risk-based-monitoring tools and streamlined report creation. As the #1 Electronic Data Capture (EDC) software in animal health, Prelude Dynamics offers a premium EDC solution for both human and animal clinical trials at affordable pricing. VISION 10.0 simplifies data monitoring practices, streamlines study cycles and accelerates approved submissions to the FDA and the Center of Veterinary Medicine (CVM). As quoted from Richard Tieken, the President of Prelude Dynamics,

Prelude has been advancing the conduct of clinical trials internationally with automation for 15 years. VISION 10.0 continues the excellence and has included significant improvements to fulfill the needs of our Full-service and DIY clients.  We know what Data Managers find useful, because we also do that job!  Our clients see results that ease building, managing, and submitting clinical data to FDA/CVM and EMA, and our clients should see even more successful submissions with VISION 10.0.

With this release, users can expect significant functionality enhancements to data capture, data analytics, and data exportation within an improved and friendlier user interface that is also more optimized for mobile-device and offline data capture. Some note-worthy enhancements include:

  • Form libraries to save and re-use forms from past studies
  • Automated invoicing functionality by site
  • A new two-way lab interface with Marshfield Labs that enables automatic submission directly to the lab without manual intervention from the sites
  • Improved AE and ConMed dictionary coding capabilities
  • Enhanced export capabilities including CDISC export format and greater data format configurations
  • A built-in risk-based monitoring tool that highlights the most critical fields in the study as it progresses (AI driven)

Tommy Jackson, COO at Prelude Dynamics, is excited for the release,

Efficiency and compliance are top of mind to every sponsor and CRO with whom we’ve interacted. The enhancements to VISION Composer were specifically designed to address these demands. We are excited for clinicians and data managers to be introduced to an affordable EDC alternative with the same or greater level of functionality and compliance than they are used to.

Focusing on a seamless user experience, Composer offers a fresh new look and reboot to its graphical user interface (GUI), now enabling form building and study schedule assembly all in one central place. Building, copying, and organizing study forms is now easier than ever with a form library that collects previously-built forms and stores them for use in future, per-client Composer studies. Site invoicing, a feature previously only available in the full-service version of VISION, is now configurable within the tool and a new standout feature that tracks site payments and study milestones within the DIY tool. This is just one of the multiple customizable features and functions to be expected in this year’s product release. Prelude Dynamics is focused on the future of animal and human health clinical trial advancement, leveraging industry-driven software updates to its EDC platform and enabling clients to build and configure faster, more complex study protocols in one encompassing product platform with greater data accuracy.

Dr. Alicia Browner participates in Artificial Intelligence Panel at SQA CVIC Meeting

Alicia Browner, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer at Prelude Dynamics, presented today at the Society of Quality Assurance CVIC Meeting. Dr. Browner was selected to present as one of the panelist on the topic of artificial intelligence (AI) in health care and clinical trials.

The presentation focused on approaches to validation and how the FDA treats artificial intelligence technologies. The ultimate goal of AI is to get the computer to think and act like humans with the focus on thinking and acting rationally in order to be able to perform some of the functions we currently rely on humans to do. Currently, popular AI include Alexa, Siri and Sophia, all of which can do the simple task of looking for and retrieving information and sometime taking action such as playing a song. Yet, AI could do so much more.

Dr. Browner worked with neural networks and optimization in aerospace before founding Prelude Dynamics. She is currently developing an AI risk-based monitoring (RBM) tool to aid clinical study monitors in managing and monitoring the data. VISION™ Clinical Trial Optimization Platform already contains an innovative technology in its dictionary coding function. The function instantaneously matches the best options as the user types, allowing them to quickly select from a dictionary like WHO Drug, that contains over 300,000 entries. This IntelliMatch functionality is also used in search, reports, and exports as well as in the combo fields. Prelude is also planning to augment this technology with a learning algorithm to help offer the most prevalent options.

Dr. Browner said, “AI is going to change the landscape of clinical research. At Prelude we are strategically implementing our AI strategy and helping lead the industry into its implementation.”

Applications in artificial intelligence use methodologies to present knowledge, plan, process natural language, perceive things like speech, facial and object recognition, move (motion, as in robotics), and have social intelligence. One of the challenges, as an example, is that communication is known to be 80% or more non-verbal. So how do you teach a computer to understand that? The current strategy is machine learning.

Machine learning is the process of teaching a computer to learn by providing it with information and learning experiences. Initially, programmers teach the computer to learn through supervised learning. The end goal is for the computer to learn unsupervised. In order to accomplish this, technologies such as Baysian Networks, Neural Networks and Evolutionary Algorithms can be applied to assist decision making.

The Future of EDC is Here!

Last month we attended SCDM Annual Conference to present a panel on “Cleaner Data Faster: Leveraging EDC/CTMS in Global Studies”, we also attended a session on the “Future of EDC”.

The session began with a discussion surrounding eConsent, eSource and ePRO as the future of EDC, the next frontier of eClinical solutions. We were over the moon! We could barely contain our excitement. With Prelude and VISION, the future is already here! As many of you know, VISION has been collecting eSource documents for over a decade! Some of you have taken advantage of having patients log into our system for nearly as long. While we have not called it specifically eConsent and ePRO, the functionality of allowing patients to enter their own data, access their consent form and sign it electronically has been a refined capability of VISION for a very long time.

The session also discussed wearable devices and having the ability for an mobile device to input information directly into our system. You might already know that we have direct lab interfaces with IDEXX Labs and Marshfield Labs US and continue to work in partnership with other labs to integrate systems. VISION also seamlessly pairs with RFID and barcode readers. VISION’s technological flexibility allows us to develop an efficient interface with just about any external device or wearable and collect data necessary for your project.

Finally, they discussed advance computer learning and virtual and augmented reality. Much of the advance computer learning is still human driven, i.e. someone has to think about what is important for the computer to focus on and what the computer should do when it identifies that pattern. The reality is that humans are still figuring that out. The same goes for virtual and augmented reality, even the speakers were not sure exactly what that might look like or how it might be applied. We can assure you that we are constantly listening to what your needs and the needs of the industry are and continuously develop functionality to streamline your operations.

Most recently statistics, graphing and a dashboard were added to our VISION product line, just to name a few. These are updated instantaneously as new data is available. We feel that this is the first step towards providing you with advanced computer learning and currently all that can be done until someone is able to verbalize what else is needed; the panel did not provide details.

In conclusion, the future of EDC is here. It is called VISION. It is in your hands. Whether you contract our Premuim package or choose to use our build it yourself Composer tool, you have access today to the future of EDC and it’s never looked so bright!