Study Conduct

Clinerion enters an improved clinical trials market in Brazil

Monday, January 16, 2017

In mid-December, Clinerion, a patient recruitment company, made its entrance into the clinical trials market in Brazil. With a state-of-the-art patient recruitment system (PRS) that has a track record of rapid identification of eligible patients in other markets, Clinerion is poised to make a significant difference in Brazil.

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Eliminating the swivel chair clinical investigator

Sunday, January 15, 2017

There is a heavy burden on investi­gators and research nurses when executing clinical trials and clinical care. In addition to the normal com­plexities of patient recruitment and care, investigative sites are stuck in the middle of multiple data entry systems. They move back and forth between electronic data capture (EDC) and electronic medical record (EMR) ap­plications to make sure information is recorded accurately and in the right place—a situation commonly known as “swivel chair interoperability.”

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Philips, Illumina partner on integrated genomics solutions for oncology

Monday, January 9, 2017

Royal Philips, a global leader in health technology, and Illumina, a global leader in DNA sequencing and array-based technologies, has announced a strategic collaboration that aims to integrate Illumina’s sequencing systems for large-scale analysis of genetic variation and function and Philips’ IntelliSpace Genomics clinical informatics platform, and to coordinate marketing and sales of the resulting solutions. Philips and Illumina will also seek to engage in clinical research collaborations with health systems in the U.S. that want to develop precision medicine programs in oncology.

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ACRES, Task Force Dagger Foundation partner

Monday, January 9, 2017

Task Force Dagger Foundation (TFD) Managing Director Keith David and the Alliance for Clinical Research Excellence and Safety (ACRES) President and CEO Greg Koski announced that their nonprofit charitable organizations have established a strategic alliance to address the grave health challenges impacting America’s elite special operations forces and their families through application of ACRES systems-based approaches to accelerate research and advance integrated care.   

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Three Questions: Mary Schmoll, American Health Network of Indiana

Monday, January 9, 2017

CWWeekly presents this feature as a spotlight on issues faced by executives in clinical research. This week, writer Karyn Korieth spoke with Mary Schmoll, director of clinical research at the American Health Network of Indiana (AHNI), which offers clinical research at seven investigative sites in Indiana. AHNI’s Research Department won the Society for Clinical Research Sites’ 2016 Site Patient Recruitment Innovation Award (SPRIA), which recognizes research sites that have developed and implemented innovative patient recruitment programs.

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Saving studies with reader and assessor training

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Although many CROs offer out­standing research capabilities, not every assessor or overreader receives sufficient instruction to reduce variability and error. To avoid multimillion-dollar misfor­tunes, sponsors should prioritize assessor and overreader education to improve data quality.

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Personalized medicine impacting study conduct

Sunday, January 1, 2017

As the analysis of genetic data is fast becoming a significant part of clinical research programs, both to enroll study participants and understand how drugs work, investigative sites are increasingly asked to collect genetic samples and conduct genetic screenings for clinical trials.

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