“The ability to use the QuesGen TBI data model and eCRFs as a starting point gave us a foundation and structure that allowed us to develop our system quickly. We enrolled our rst subject within a month and a half of starting database development.”
– Margaret Mahan, Neurosurgery Scientist, Hennepin County Medical Center
Working with QuesGen
Since the HCMC team includes both technical and non-technical users, they wanted a system that was easy to use while providing team members the ability to write SQL queries for extracts.
With roughly 1,200 participants, making sure all follow-ups have been completed can be very challenging. The QuesGen TBI platform allows SQL statements for queries to determine which patients need to be followed up with in the future. The HCMC team can simply create a SQL statement to extract that information, which is an incredible time saver.
“Our use of QuesGen has been very positive. Set-up was intuitive, prompt, and required minimal training. The QuesGen client services team is very responsive and easy to work with. They are very good at understanding the needs of the users and executing. We feel the biggest dierentiators between QuesGen and the other platforms we considered is potential for data extraction in dierent formats, front-end query capabilities, and capability for interfacing with other platforms.”
– Margaret Mahan, Neurosurgery Scientist, HCMC TBI research at the Minnesota State Fair
Dr. Samadani and her team took advantage of a unique opportunity that the Minnesota State Fair presented. In an eort to create diagnostic tools to help classify brain injury better, participants answered questions and watched videos on a computer which tracked their eye movements. Dr. Samadani’s research team is working tirelessly toward better ways to assess TBI and advance research in this area.
“At the Minnesota State Fair, we were able to collect data on approximately 700 people from the general population in less than two weeks. This was in large part due to the ecient and intuitive setup with QuesGen.” – Dr. Uzma Samadani, Rockswold Kaplan Endowed Chair at HCMC