BOSTON & GENEVA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PHT Corporation announced the co-development and implementation of the Mini-International Neuropsychiatric Interview (M.I.N.I.) for electronic data collection within clinical trials researching the central nervous system (CNS). The electronic version of the M.I.N.I. instrument is available on the PHT SitePad® System, a large touch screen tablet for clinician use, and via the PHT NetPRO™ System which allows patients to provide data responses via web browsers for home-based screening. PHT is the leading provider of technologies used to collect patient-driven eData for clinical research.
The electronic version of the M.I.N.I. will enable mental health researchers to standardize their screening and diagnosis of psychiatric disorders. The electronic format with branching logic efficiently presents patients with a subset of the 381 questions that apply to them, reducing respondent burden and increasing ease of use. The tablet version is administered by trained clinicians at office visits. The web browser version is for patient home-based screening.
According to Christopher R. Gray, President of Medical Outcomes Systems, Inc., who developed the electronic version of the M.I.N.I., "It's a great pleasure to align with a provider who is equally concerned with content integrity, and continuously innovating for global trials. Using the electronic version of the M.I.N.I. on the SitePad System will enable clinical researchers to diagnose patients more efficiently and help improve clinical care and research." There are more than 14,753 new and ongoing clinical trials and research studies for psychiatric disorders currently listed on the clinicaltrials.gov website.
PHT President and CEO Philip Lee said, "PHT continues to lead clinical trial innovation by being the first and only preferred eCOA provider to offer the electronic version of the M.I.N.I on tablets and the web for global clinical trials. PHT is adding more services and capabilities trial sponsors are requesting to make it easier to implement eCOA Systems in clinical trials. In addition to making the M.I.N.I available on the SitePad and NetPRO Systems, PHT is also offering rater training services to ensure the proper implementation of the instrument by clinicians."
Dr. Susan M. Dallabrida, Vice President of PHT Clinical Science & Consulting, explained, "This electronic version of the M.I.N.I. is the only authorized electronic, Sheehan-certified version of the M.I.N.I. 6.0 by a third party. PHT has invested considerable resources to bring the M.I.N.I. to the SitePad System and is delighted to serve as a preferred provider. Requests for PHT to manage the license agreements of validated questionnaires, handle translations and develop migrations from paper PRO to ePRO, in full compliance with FDA Guidance, are increasing."
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