Comprehend Systems Delivers Industry's First Near-Instant Access to Clinical and Operational Data Insights

Comprehend Clinical's online signup removes lengthy procurement and integration processes; enabling sponsors to cost-effectively begin analyzing study data for critical decision-making in a matter of days

PALO ALTO, Calif.--()--Comprehend Systems today announced a first-of-its-kind approach to accessing data insights with the launch of the online signup of Comprehend Clinical. Now, by simply visiting the Comprehend website and creating an account, executives, data managers, study managers, clinical operations, biostatisticians, monitors and others can almost immediately gain critical insights across all of their clinical and operational data.

"Due to the sheer number of data collection systems available, mergers and acquisitions and the widespread lack of standardization, it's simply not possible for any one data collection vendor to fully 'own' all the clinical data"

Over the past decade, sponsors and contract research organizations (CROs) have made significant investments in a dizzying array of EDC, CTMS, and other electronic data collection systems – with the promise of helping trials run cheaper and more efficiently. However, the promised value hasn't been realized, and instead sponsors and CROs have been forced to piece together mishmashes of clunky and expensive data warehouses, ETL tools, BI tools, teams of programmers, and more, often to no avail. These systems are extremely expensive, time-consuming to build, and do not deliver the promised real-time insights quickly enough to make critical decisions.

"Due to the sheer number of data collection systems available, mergers and acquisitions and the widespread lack of standardization, it's simply not possible for any one data collection vendor to fully 'own' all the clinical data," said Rick Morrison, CEO of Comprehend Systems. "Sponsors can't afford to continue investing in cumbersome integration implementations, only to be disappointed with the outcome. Comprehend Clinical addresses these pain points by delivering on the promise of true clinical data insights through the cloud. The insights are available in days without the need to wait on programmers, large procurement cycles or slow integration processes."

Sponsors and CROs can begin using Comprehend Clinical against a single study within days, all for a reasonable monthly fee. To get started, simply visit the Comprehend website, create an account, and provide connection details to existing EDC or other data systems through the cloud. This is all that's required to start using Comprehend Clinical™ to gain clinical and operational insights almost immediately – without involving IT departments, capital expenditures, software developers or long procurement processes.

Any sponsor using Medidata Rave, SCDM datasets, Medrio, Oracle Clinical, Oracle Inform and other systems can register for Comprehend Clinical on the site. They can then download and sign an NDA and start viewing their clinical data in a matter of days. There are no long upfront contracts required, sponsors can start on a month-by-month basis. Sponsors and CROs can also easily scale up to use additional features of Comprehend, like full cross-trial and cross-system, or support for other commercial or proprietary data systems.

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About Comprehend Systems, Inc.

Comprehend Systems, Inc. ( offers cloud-based clinical data insights tools that improve the way clinical researchers access, understand, explore and analyze data. Designed specifically for life sciences, Comprehend Clinical ™ enables data managers, monitors and clinical operations executives to identify broad operational and clinical trends across trials and also easily drill down and report on a wide range of factors, including safety issues, regulatory requirements and opportunities for critical time and cost savings. Comprehend Systems was founded in 2010 in Palo Alto by a team of entrepreneurs with decades of combined experience in clinical research and software development.



Comprehend Systems, Inc.
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