Global News

PatientsLikeMe forms new senior leadership team with personalized health focus

Monday, May 22, 2017

PatientsLikeMe forms a new senior leadership team comprised of existing executives and new leaders. The team includes: Executive Vice President of Marketing, Technology and Operations Michael Evers, who joined PatientsLikeMe in 2012; George Parker, executive vice president of Human Resources since 2016; newly-appointed executive vice president of Research and Development (R&D) Jonathan White; and Monique Levy, who joined PatientsLikeMe in 2016 and has been promoted to executive vice president, Business Solutions and Partnerships. The team reports to Co-Founder and President Ben Heywood. Co-founder Jamie Heywood remains as PatientsLikeMe’s chairman and is focused on driving the company’s vision.

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Neal Cutler, M.D., honored with 2017 European CEO Award

Monday, May 22, 2017

Neal Cutler, M.D., chief executive officer of Worldwide Clinical Trials, has been named by the 2017 European CEO Awards as the “Best CEO in the CRO Industry.” This honor recognizes Dr. Cutler’s contributions as the founder and CEO of Worldwide, one of the world’s leading, full-service CROs. The annual European CEO Awards highlight the achievements of CEOs across a variety of industries whose contributions are driving their companies forward.

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Greenphire appoints Claudine Paccio as chief operations officer

Monday, May 22, 2017

Greenphire, a global provider of automated clinical trial payment solutions, has appointed Claudine Paccio to the role of chief operations officer. Claudine comes to Greenphire with nearly three decades of experience building and leading global teams committed to operational excellence. In her role as chief operations officer, Claudine will oversee solution implementation and the ongoing success of Greenphire’s client partnerships.

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All for one and one for all: A call for a Three Musketeers approach to online profiles

Monday, May 22, 2017

The Pulse on Technology by Elisa Cascade

We all know there is an issue surrounding investigator participation in industry-sponsored clinical trials. Tufts University puts the figure for doctors declining to return for a second study at approximately 40%. At the same time, the number of global clinical trials continues to rise and increase in complexity. We’ve all read articles and attended conferences that expound the passionate view that investigators who commit their time and expertise need our help and encouragement. But if that’s the case, why do we as an industry fail to address the administrative burdens driving them away?

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IBM, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to research chronic diseases with cognitive computing

Friday, May 19, 2017

IBM and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute announced the creation of the new Center for Health Empowerment by Analytics, Learning, and Semantics (HEALS). Located on the Rensselaer campus, the HEALS center is a five-year collaborative research effort aimed at researching how the application of advanced cognitive computing capabilities can help people to understand and improve their own health conditions.

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Acurian launches consulting services for clinical trial enrollment planning

Friday, May 19, 2017

Acurian, a full-service provider of global patient enrollment and retention solutions and a subsidiary of Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD), has launched a new consulting offering to aid pharmaceutical sponsors in advance strategic planning for clinical trials enrollment. Acurian Consulting Services provides patient-centric, data-driven insights that help drive protocol design, patient enrollment feasibility, site and country planning, CRO selection and budgeting for central recruitment.

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