The agreement details how uMed will process data on behalf of the practice to support clinical studies. This includes processing to:
a) Match potential subjects in the practice population with study opportunities for review by the practice.
b) If approved by the practice, engagement of those patients on behalf of the practice to support recruitment, and data capture.
c) If approved by the practice, linkage of outcomes from the clinical record to the study CRF.
It is important to note that this is not a data sharing agreement. As a data processor, uMed cannot share or utilise practice data unless explicit permission is obtained from the practice (the data controller). In the same way, EMIS, Apollo, Accurx and other technology vendors cannot use practice data outside of that defined in their service agreement with practices.