Global Vision Technologies Selected as Patient Registry Software Provider – PDT Research at Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center (OSUCCC-James)

October 14, 2009

ST. LOUIS and COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ — The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC-James) has entered into a contract with Global Vision Technologies (GVT) to create and deliver a new, web-based Photo Dynamic Therapy patient registry solution — ClinicalPURSUIT — to help streamline the data collection and outcomes analysis process.

Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a treatment that uses drugs, called photosensitizing agents, along with light to kill cancer cells. Depending on the part of the body being treated, the photosensitizing agent is either injected into the bloodstream or put on the skin. Over a certain amount of time the drug is absorbed by the cancer cells. Then light is applied to the area to be treated. The light causes the drug to react with oxygen, which forms a chemical that kills the cancer cells.

Today, expensive market research and time-to-ramp-up delays are two costly issues confronting medical research teams, medical centers and pharmaceutical organizations. With ClinicalPURSUIT, GVT delivers a powerful, cost-effective patient registry software tool that will help OSUCCC-James work with real-time, accurate information on their patients daily.

“ClinicalPURSUIT is a HIPAA compliant, tailored patient registry solution and is built on GVT’s Vision Server .NET architecture — which allows for rapid development and customization. The new patient registry tool enables our clients to collect data securely and rapidly from multiple centers in a collaborative effort. The data can then be compiled, accessed and analyzed giving valuable insight into what’s working and how to further improve the outcomes of patients,” remarked George Ritacco, Executive Director, Client Services at GVT.

The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute is one of only 40 Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the United States designated by the National Cancer Institute and ranked by U.S. News & World Report as among the top 20 cancer hospitals in the nation.

GVT has also written a free strategy guide and blueprint to building a registry titled, “The Patient Registry Manifesto”. To download the guide — visit www.strategicpatientregistry.com

GVT is a provider of world-class information management solutions for patient registries (ClinicalPURSUIT), child welfare case management software (FAMCare) and e-learning management solutions (OmniTrackPlus). For further information, please contact George Ritacco at 877-791-4367 ext. 85

Website: http://www.globalvisiontech.com

ClinicalPURSUIT: http://www.patientregistrysoftware.com/PatientRegistry/ClinicalPURSUIT/tabid/171/Default.aspx

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SOURCE Global Vision Technologies, Inc.

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