PHT taps new chief architect from Phase Forward; Software for identifying patients for clinical trials advances;

> As covered earlier in this issue of FierceBiotechIT, software for patient recruitment is hot. Penn Medicine wants to expand use of its software that identifies patients who could be qualified for a clinical trial based on data in electronic records. Article

> PHT, a provider of electronic patient reported outcomes (ePRO) products, has tapped David Avakian as its chief architect. Avakian previously worked at Phase Forward. Item

> Kyoto University's Institute for Chemical Research in Japan has opted for a "SGI UV 1000 high performance computing and storage system." Report

> DiaGenic has provided some upbeat data on a blood-based signature, which uses gene data and a bioinformatics tool, for diagnosing Alzheimer's disease. DiaGenic release