Company joins SCDM eSource Implementation Consortium

Needham, Massachusetts – September 20, 2023 – PRWebOpenClinica announced today the company joined the Society for Clinical Data Management (SCDM) eSource Implementation Consortium Taskforce. Additionally, CEO Cal Collins will lead an educational session at the SCDM Annual Conference, October 8-11, 2023, in San Diego. Collins, a steering committee member of Vulcan, one of Health Level Seven’s (HL7) eight Fast Healthcare Interoperability (FHIR) Accelerators, is chairing the SCDM 2023 session, Are you ready for EHR eSource? Lessons from the field, October 11, 9:00-10:00 am Pacific. In the October 11 session, Collins and panelists will discuss experiences, strategies, and proven tactics around the successful adoption and scaling of eSource integration at clinical trial sites from multiple perspectives, with a focus on EHR-to-EDC.

OpenClinica’s commitment to eSource and SMART on FHIR is second to none,” emphasized Cal Collins, OpenClinica CEO. “That’s why we’re proud to join the eSource Implementation Consortium and support the critical work the taskforce is doing to more quickly and efficiently integrate real-world data into clinical research.”

The eSource Implementation Consortium (Consortium) comprises leading biopharmaceutical firms, academic medical centers, and healthcare technology providers with the vision of enabling a faster digital exchange of clinical research source data from academic medical sites to industry sponsors’ EDC/Clinical Data Management Systems (CDMS) to support faster decision making and improve patient safety. The Consortium seeks to streamline existing data transfer processes to free up site staff to focus on higher value patient touchpoints and bring efficiencies to sites.

For 25 years, SCDM’s Annual Conference has been at the forefront of clinical data excellence. More than 800 industry experts and clinical data science professionals are expected to attend SCDM 2023, the Festival of Clinical Data Science, October 8-11, in San Diego.

In June, Collins led an educational session at DIA 2023 that highlighted the tremendous impact of SMART on FHIR on the usefulness of real-world data. The theme of his DIA presentation was how SMART on FHIR improves the clinical workflow, enables clinical trials to integrate RWD in a non-disruptive way, and ultimately reduces burnout among clinical trial researchers.

OpenClinica and Collins have created eSource and SMART on FHIR educational resources, including:


OpenClinica accelerates clinical trials by automating data acquisition through its software-as-a-service platform. Offering a secure bridge between healthcare and research, OpenClinica is trusted by the world’s foremost life science companies, academic institutions, and government entities and has been used in more than 10,000 studies involving over five million patients. OpenClinica is proud to support hundreds of small, midsize and large research organizations spanning biotech, pharma, medical device manufacturing and contract research organizations. For more information, visit us at www.openclinica.com


Established in 1994, the Society for Clinical Data Management (SCDM) is a non-profit, international organization of over 2,800 members founded to advance the discipline of clinical data management. SCDM members are charged with promoting quality and excellence in data management and are dedicated to the development, support and advancement of clinical data management professionals. SCDM is organized exclusively for educational purposes and seeks to engage with relevant organizations that can support to advance its mission.

Our vision: To lead the clinical data science industry for a healthier world. www.scdm.org


For 25 years, SCDM’s Annual Conference has been at the forefront of clinical data excellence. It is world-renowned for inspiring leaders and for advancing the expertise and career of everyone who attends. Consistently delivering fresh insights, thought-provoking ideas and new concepts, the conference drives our industry forward and #SCDM23 is ready to do the same. Featuring world-class guest speakers and presentations on topics ranging from AI & cognitive tech to DCTs/Hybrids, the conference is also where the global clinical data management community comes to grow their network. www.scdmlive.org/annual-conference-2023

About HL7

Health Level Seven International (HL7) Health Level Seven® International (HL7) is an ANSI-accredited, not-for-profit standards developing organization with the mission of empowering global health interoperability. With affiliates in over 30 countries, HL7’s global membership envisions a world in which everyone can securely access and use the right data when and where they need it. Widely implemented by vendor and health care systems, and required by governing bodies around the world, HL7 standards deliver solutions for health information technology, including HL7® Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®), Version 2 (V2) and Clinical Document Architecture (CDA®). For more information, visit HL7.org. www.HL7.org.

About Vulcan

An HL7® FHIR® Accelerator, Vulcan’s mission is to accelerate interoperability of health data to seamlessly integrate clinical and translational research with clinical care in order to reduce burden, enable learning health systems, and improve patients’ lives. Vulcan is a diverse research community that creates FHIR® implementation guides for the exchange of health and research data, creating alignment at the development of standards through to implementation. HL7 Vulcan Accelerator is currently accepting new members. To learn more about participating in Vulcan, please contact vulcan@hl7.org or visit https://hl7vulcan.org/.

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