5 Reasons You Need Systematic Review Software for Economic Evaluations

By Jennifer Baguss

Healthcare decision makers have the difficult task of making the choices that define our healthcare policies and practices. These decisions are never taken lightly and choices should always be backed by copious evidence. An economic evaluation (EE) is commonly used in healthcare...

3 Reasons Every Literature Review Needs an Audit Trail

By Jennifer Baguss

The audit trail: a digital trail of cookie crumbs that effectively illustrates the path taken to get to where you currently are. In a literature review, an audit trail is a relatively new concept in the grand scheme of things. Older literature review methods, like using a pen and paper or even a...

Rise of the Robots 2.0: Real Talk About Artificial Intelligence in Systematic Reviews

By Jennifer Baguss

Artificial intelligence in systematic reviews is undoubtedly the way of the future. With an overwhelming amount of data powering today's evidence-based research, it's becoming more difficult for researchers to keep up with the amount of manual work required to manage and maintain systematic...

Classifiers 101: The Power Behind Automation in Systematic Reviews

By Jennifer Baguss

The demand for evidence-based research is reaching a tipping point. Across almost all industries, the need for clear and concise evidence is starting to overwhelm the researchers whose job it is to find it. Systematic reviews (SRs) are still widely considered to be the best way to collect,...

What Happens if You Fail an EU MDR Audit

By Jennifer Baguss

EU MDR is coming into effect in a few short months, and you’ve probably been working overtime to make sure your medical device meets the new compliance standards. But what happens if you don’t meet the requirements? It’s something we don’t want to think about, but it could be the reality if you...

Evidence Partners Names Mark Priatel as Vice President, Software Engineering

By Susan Sykes

OTTAWA, January 29, 2020 - Evidence Partners, a global leader in literature review solutions for evidence-based research organizations, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Priatel as Vice President, Software Engineering. Formerly the Chief Technology Officer at Klipfolio, Mark brings...

A Closer Look at Natural Language Processing in Systematic Reviews

By Jennifer Baguss

For some, the hesitation to trust artificial intelligence (AI) in systematic reviews comes from not fully understanding the technology that powers it. For example, when we say DistillerSR uses “natural language processing,” what does that really mean in practical terms? In this post, we’re...

What Will Happen to Legacy Products Under EU MDR?

By Jennifer Baguss

Products in the medical industry that were made before applicable standards or regulations came into effect are known as legacy products or grandfathered products. Since these products pre-date specific directives, they are often exempt from meeting the new regulations and are still allowed to...

Past, Present, and Future: Automation in Systematic Review Software

By Peter O'Blenis

Imagine 25 years ago. You are working on a systematic review. You are making hard copies of reports and studies, manually highlighting the relevant information, filing included studies in a cabinet and moving the excluded studies elsewhere. Your eyes are strained, you’ve been working on this for...

Dual Screening in Your Systematic Review Process: Is it Worth the Time?

By Jennifer Baguss

For this blog, we spoke with EP Research Product Specialist, Jennifer Tetzlaff about the challenges and benefits of independent dual screening in a systematic review.

Dual independent screening in your systematic review process is undoubtedly considered a best practice. But for some research...