Study Conduct

NIH to fund seven research centers in minority institutions

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), part of the NIH, will fund seven new awards to support the Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) Specialized Centers program. RCMI is designed to support institutional research capacity and foster the career development of new and early career investigators conducting minority health and health disparities research. The centers will share approximately $122 million over five years, pending available funds.

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NIH to fund Centers of Excellence on Minority Health and Health Disparities

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Twelve specialized research centers designed to conduct multidisciplinary research, research training and community engagement activities focused on improving minority health and reducing health disparities will launch. The centers, to be funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), part of the NIH, will share approximately $82 million over five years, pending the availability of funds.

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CTTI takes on site investigator turnover in new recommendations

Friday, October 6, 2017

The Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative (CTTI) unveiled new recommendations aimed at reducing high rates of turnover among U.S. clinical trial site investigators at the Society for Clinical Research Sites (SCRS) Global Site Solutions Summit on Oct. 7. CTTI’s practical solutions address the administrative, financial, and logistical burdens that are causing investigators to abandon clinical research.

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PatientKeeper launches PatientKeeper Charge-Note Reconciliation

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

PatientKeeper, a provider of healthcare applications for physicians, announced PatientKeeper Charge-Note Reconciliation, an automated tool that helps healthcare providers ensure that all reimbursable physician services are charged and that all charges are documented. Benefits to provider organizations include increased revenue from avoiding missed charges, streamlined administrative processes for billers and coders, and a mechanism to identify potentially missing documentation that could put an organization at risk during a RAC audit.

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PharmaSeek launches clinical research sites payment solution

Friday, September 29, 2017

PharmaSeek, an investigative site network, has launched a new service aimed at eliminating the burden of slow payments for clinical research sites. This service, called PS Pays, is unique to the industry and allows sites to get paid for their work in as little as 72 business hours, instead of waiting for sponsor payments which can take up to 150 days.

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FDA improves access to reports of adverse drug reactions

Friday, September 29, 2017

The FDA launched a new user-friendly search tool that improves access to data on adverse events associated with drug and biologic products through the FDA’s Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS). The tool is designed to make it easier for consumers, providers, and researchers to access this information.

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