Patient view: Questions you should ask when entering a clinical trial

Clinical trials require participation of volunteers to test new therapies or drugs. This participation is completely voluntary. There are of course certain risks associated with testing any new treatments, but careful planning and evaluation can…


Beginners Guide to Clinical Trials

The interest in clinical trials has grown exponentially since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. The results from trials are awaited by scientific community and by common public. At the same time, it is also important to understand the process…


Next Patient Week recap: The game-changing role of FHIR in knowledge-generating medicine

NEXT Patient Week panel discusses FHIR and how it is advancing clinical research and careOn Dec. 9th, Healex partnered with NEXT Pharma Summit to host a panel discussion on the FHIR Data Standard and it’s impact on knowledge-generating…


Types of clinical trials

Before starting a clinical trial, the type of the trial has to be defined. The type of the trial is part of the selected design of the trial and is determined by the particular research question. Choosing the right type of a clinical trial…


Healex at Oncology Virtual Partnering (22.-24.09.2020)

Bridging the gap between clinical research and care:Meet Healex at Oncology Virtual Partnering 2020!Healex is a software and consulting company based in Cologne and Berlin. We develop products and solutions for the efficient planning, control and…


Our expert Claudia Loosen on CRF design

Experience is essential – this also applies to the art of designing CRFs for a clinical trial. A Case Report Form, or CRF for short, is used to record examination data collected following the protocol of a clinical trial. Depending on the…


Phases of a clinical trial: This is how a clinical trial works

Clinical trials are used to test the effectiveness of a drug or therapy and to find out if and which side effects occur after taking the drug or performing the treatment. They are an important tool on the way to the approval of a new drug or…