Archives For Data Visualization

If you are involved in the study start up process, you know how important it is to have the best investigators.  Having the best investigators allows you to be successful in enrolling patients.  Many have their own investigator database, but when there is difficulty, they usually resort to PubMed, registries, and other data.  This data is difficult to navigate and becomes a time suck.

Indicate Investigators has all the data available, but organizes it in a way that is easy to navigate and will save you time.

Below is the launch page to search by Drug/Drug Class OR Disease.  We curate all publicly available sources that have data on investigators, mining the data from its native html, text or XML, and loading into structured, linked data on each Investigator. We know what trials they participated in, how many trials, and how frequently they work within specific disease indications.

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Once you decide what to search for, you will be directed to the results page of all investigators involved in that indication. Continue Reading…

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This datacard is using Medicaid State Drug Utilization data to see market trends in reimbursement for Lipitor.lip
Purpose: reimbursement, market research

Entities include: drugs

To learn more about karmadata or Medicaid State Drug Utilization data, you can reach out directly to contact@karmadata.com

This datacard uses Medicare Part B data to identify top physicians or locales for specific outpatient procedures.
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Purpose: clinical operations, market research

Entities: physicians, outpatient procedures

For more information on karmadata or Medicare Part B data, be sure to sign up for a weekly webinar: http://www.karmadata.com/training or reach out directly to contact@karmadata.com

This datacard uses the NIH Grant RePORTER data to identify leading research institutions, particularly pre-clinical.

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Purpose: clinical operations, market research

Entities: organizations, investigators, diseases, drugs

This card uses the Sunshine Act Data [Pharma Payments to US Physicians] to identify top researchers with strong ties to pharma.

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Entities: Sponsors and Physicians

Purpose: clinical operations, competitive intelligence

 

This card uses the Medicare Part D Database.

14_5M_claims_related_to_10_359_Cities___karmadataEntities include: physicians, drugs

Purpose: market research, clinical operations

This datacard uses the Medicare Part D Database to identify top prescribers and top to prescribing geographies of drugs.

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Entities include: physicians, drugs

Purpose: market research, clinical operations

 

This datacard uses the FDA Orphan Drugs Database to identify top players in the orphan space.

199_FDA_Orphan_Drug_Designations_related_to_139_Organizations___karmadataEntities include: Sponsors, diseases, and drugs

Purpose: business intelligence, market research, and business development.

 

Today, we take the time to thank and support all clinical research professionals on International Clinical Trials’ Day.  Many would think that this day was just picked by some organization to celebrate the success of clinical trials throughout the years.  But, in fact May 20th is the date when James Lind started his famous trial on how to treat scurvy.  We have come a long way since having a clinical trial to treat scurvy. Lind paved the way for clinical discovery and finding new means of treatment.

One of the main obstacles with clinical trials today is recruitment.  Organizations are having a difficult time getting the bodies they need for the trials they are conducting. Continue Reading…

#IceBucketChallenge

abbywellskd —  August 8, 2014 — 1 Comment

I think by now if you are living in or around Boston you have heard of the #IceBucketChallenge to #StrikeoutALS.  The Ice Bucket Challenge was created to raise awareness for support of ALS and more specifically Pete Frates.  Pete is a former Boston College baseball captain who is battling the disease. If you are nominated to complete the challenge, you must film yourself pouring a bucket of ice water on your head, after nominating others to complete the challenge within 24 hours.  By now you have probably seen Pro Athletes, friends, family, and even politicians completing this challenge.

While watching Pete Frates’ video on his site, I learned what rewriting the end of ALS meant to him.  “Rewriting the end of ALS means raising money to get better research for treatment and ultimately finding a cure.”  So if you head over to karmadata, we can dig into the research part of ALS.  You are able to see below that the number of Industry Sponsored ALS trials are declining.  As Pete said, the way to a cure is through research.  We need to raise the amount of research that is being done.

ALS TrialsIf you head over to Sponsor Finder and search for ALS Trials, you will see that there are only 8 companies actively conducting ALS clinical trials.

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Lastly, this data card below shows government funding.  John Hopkins University being the top organization who grants money to ALS.

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So what does all this mean?  This challenge is to create awareness for ALS and I believe it is working.  When I log in to facebook, it’s the first thing I see and it fills my news feed from top to bottom.  By creating awareness, we are able to become more knowledgable on ALS and more likely to donate to the cause, which will hopefully result in more research.  With all of the visualizations on funding and number of companies/trials, you can see that ALS may not be something people are too aware of.  The Challenge will definitely not cure anything right away, but it is a big step in the right direction!

A couple of us here at karmadata have already donated to ALS and completed the Ice Bucket Challenge, even our CEO Sean Power who completed it last night!  We urge you to visit petefrates.com and donate!  You can also check out the sweet Frate Train gear at petefrates.storenvy.com