SyncThink has partnered with QuesGen Systems, a contract research organization (CRO) based in Burlingame, Calif, to assist with student athlete research.
QuesGen currently serves as the data management platform for many large-scale traumatic brain injury (TBI) studies including the NCAA-DoD Grand Alliance, which in 2014 launched the largest ever funded research effort to study concussion and repetitive head impact in collegiate athletics and military service members. The effort, known as the Concussion Assessment, Research, and Education (CARE) Consortium, has seen a total investment of more than $52 million.
This new partnership will provide a seamless transfer of data captured by institutions conducting concussion research in their sports programs. By using the QuesGen research repository and the SyncThink platform, institutions will be able to submit patient records such as complete demographics, patient history, relevant head injury data, and subsequent follow-up care.
This complete data set will be transferred directly to QuesGen via unique API access, eliminating the need for clinicians to have to document separately to meet any injury reporting guidelines, a media release from Palo Alto, Calif-based SyncThink explains.
“The combination of the QuesGen data management platform (research repository) and the SyncThink TBI assessment toolset provides a great combination of ease-of-use and comprehensive data management and research curation. We are excited about delivering a high-quality, seamlessly integrated solution with the SyncThink team to the QuesGen research management platform,” says QuesGen President Mike Jarrett, in the release.
“Collaborating with QuesGen allows us to simplify the process for the end user, eliminating the requirement for double documenting of encounters, and also allows us to support many institutions who use a wide variety of electronic medical record systems,” states SyncThink CEO Laura Yecies.
“We are pleased to support the important mission of the collegiate sports injury research programs.”
SyncThink currently has partners in the clinical and athletic space that include the Golden State Warriors, Atlanta Hawks, Pac-12 Conference, Massachusetts General Hospital, Children’s National Hospital, and Stanford Children’s Hospital. In addition to working with the CARE Consortium, QuesGen also manages data for the CenterTBI study and TRACK-TBI, per the release.