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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom, 2009/11/04 - Exco InTouch, announces that the company has been awarded runner-up accolades at both the 2009 European Outsourcing Awards and the Clinical Research Excellence Awards.
Exco InTouch, the leading provider of patient communication solutions for the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors, announces that the company has been awarded runner-up accolades at both the 2009 European Outsourcing Awards and the Clinical Research Excellence Awards. The awards follow the company's recognition at the 2008 European Outsourcing Awards, where Exco InTouch won in the category of Best IT Strategy.
Exco InTouch was recognised in the category of Most Innovative Relationship at this year's European Outsourcing Awards. The company's entry focused on its relationship with Pfizer and the benefits experienced through using Exco InTouch's mobile phone technology for patient recruitment in clinical trials. Exco InTouch has also been acknowledged in the 2009 Clinical Research Excellence Awards, organised by Informa Healthcare, the leading provider of business information for the biotechnology and medical devices industries. Exco InTouch was recognised in the category of Most Innovative Patient Recruitment Strategy.
Both accolades recognised Exco InTouch's work to develop an integrated system to accelerate recruitment. This innovative approach enables sponsors to quickly contact potential subjects via their own mobile phones within 5-10 minutes. The custom system recognised in these recent awards is based on ATLAS from Exco InTouch which is a unique, regulatory-compliant system used to send text messages to any mobile phone. ATLAS can be integrated with a wide range of existing healthcare management systems and this feature is of particular interest to sponsors who specifically required a solution that could be fully integrated with their own volunteer database.
Tim Davis, CEO, Exco InTouch, comments: "We are delighted by this recent recognition in two highly respected awards ceremonies. Exco InTouch's technology is innovative and represents a new direction for clinical trials. As such these awards recognize the impact on this industry of these proven recruitment solution. Our range of services are well-received by the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries and we are committed to continuing to develop easy-to-use, cost-effective solutions that can make a real impact on patient recruitment, retention, compliance and ePRO."
Exco InTouch is the premier provider of global, secure and regulatory compliant short messaging service and mobile internet technology to the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries.
For further information on the Exco InTouch range of solutions, please call +44 1279 709040 or +1 949 725 2946
For further press information please contact: Eleanor Thouret, The Scott Partnership, 1 Whiteside, Station Road, Holmes Chapel, Cheshire CW4 8AA T: +44 1477 539539 F: +44 1477 539540 E: exco[.]scottpr.com
About Exco InTouch
Exco InTouch (excointouch.com) is the leading provider of interactive patient communication solutions using internet and cell phone technology. Using a combination of software and services, Exco InTouch offers BioPharma sponsors, CROs and patient recruitment agencies the opportunity to improve patient recruitment, retention and compliance using timely notifications, alerts and two-way messages.
Additionally, Exco collects electronic patient reported outcomes (ePRO) and diary data using standard cell phone technology which is both cost effective for sponsors and extremely easy and convenient for trial subjects. These solutions are currently being used by hundreds of thousands of patients in over 70 countries, delivered in the local language and are fully compliant with HIPAA regulations, FDA CFR 21 Part 11 and all electronic communication privacy directives.