New Release Enables Health Sciences Organizations to Manage Multiple Safety Datasets from a Single Instance to Reduce Operational Complexity and Costs
Redwood Shores, Calif. – May 4, 2011
Supporting health sciences organizations’ commitment to ensuring the safety and effectiveness of their products, Oracle today announced the availability of Oracle® Argus Safety 7.0, a market-leading integrated global adverse events (AE) management and regulatory reporting solution.
From a single instance of the solution, the newest release enables health sciences organizations and contract research organizations (CROs) to maintain separation among and securely manage safety data from firms across the complex network of customers and business partners required for product development in the health sciences industry.
This innovative approach eliminates the operational requirements and IT costs associated with setting up and managing several instances of a traditional safety solution in an enterprise, while maintaining stringent security controls and facilitating compliance with U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) 21 CFR Part 11 electronic record and signature requirements.
To deliver even greater efficiency, Oracle Argus Safety 7.0 also features new capabilities, such as standardized configurations and rules management, as well as centralized coding-dictionary management, all of which enable rapid set up and maintenance of new safety datasets, regardless of their source. In addition, the solution reduces the resources required for ongoing maintenance through a single, global user management and administration tool.
With its new extensible portal, Oracle Health Sciences Argus Safety 7.0 also helps organizations establish and manage organizational safety priorities appropriately across all products and stakeholders from a single interface. The solution’s role-based workflows and work lists help ensure that users are aware of overall priorities and focused on the most critical events.
Oracle Argus Safety 7.0 is part of Oracle’s set of comprehensive solutions to manage pharmacovigilance, signal detection and proactive risk management across the product lifecycle.
“Product development in the health sciences industry is increasingly virtualized and complex, often spanning the globe and requiring the management of safety data from numerous co-marketing, in-licensing, and partner entities,” said Neil de Crescenzo, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle Health Sciences. “Health sciences enterprises and their partners seek secure and efficient ways to manage this data across partners. Oracle Health Sciences Argus Safety 7.0 answers this call, enabling organizations to manage multiple datasets in a single instance while meeting 21 CFR Part 11 requirements. The end result is the ability to lower IT costs and reduce management and compliance complexity.”
“Developing version 7 of the Argus Safety product with Oracle has allowed Quintiles to establish a first for the life sciences industry – offering a validated end to end lifecycle safety solution which is available entirely as a cloud based platform – simple, intuitive and quick to deploy,” said Richard Thomas, chief information officer, Quintiles. “With Version 7, whole new levels of efficiency and integration are possible.”