ClinSpark Version 1.5.1 Released
The Foundry Health team has released ClinSpark version 1.5.1. This patch release addresses some bugs while also containing minor improvements of the product related to compliance and performance. The release is expected to help address challenges related to laboratory integrations with unique barcode requirements, as well as optimizations for volunteer study eligibility queries.
ClinSpark now supports additional barcode settings that can help optimize workflows in lab integrations. One example is the ability to design and use the numeric only Interleaved 2 of 5 (ITF) barcodes on sample tube labels, which certain laboratory equipment may require for use. Additionally, there are now barcode configurations available to improve support for specimen container requirements, helping to ensure that analyzer equipment can process samples correctly. The latest release continues to help improve the overall lab experience for sites, increasing opportunities for process automation, and reducing the possibility of errors.
Volunteer database queries have also been optimized to further support recruitment efforts when a large volume of study eligibility queries may be run at a given time. A common use case for the study eligibility feature in ClinSpark is to determine eligibility of a volunteer while they are on a phone call with a recruitment team member. To better support this workflow more effectively, the response times for returning eligibility search queries has been significantly reduced, which saves time for recruitment teams on a call with a volunteer who may be waiting on the line.
The quick turnaround of this release was made possible by close collaboration with our customers and early feedback during the development process. Listening to ongoing feedback and understanding the needs of users is of crucial importance to our development team. Our release approach continues to ensures fast and effective solutions built into a continuously improving product.